Accent Reduction

What program does RLLC use to address accent modification?

The Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language Program was developed by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, a speech-pathology researcher and clinician, beginning in the 1970’s….

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Ask The Experts

Ask The Experts – Dec 3, 2020

In this session Carla and Susan discussed dyslexia testing.

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Ask The Experts – May 28, 2020

In this session Carla and Susan discussed how to best address executive function disorders and the impact they have on writing

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Ask The Experts – July 23, 2020

In this session Susan and Carla discussed mindfulness strategies to improve language learning.

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Language and Learning Disabilities

What are the stages of Early Language Development?

From birth to 3 months a child should began to recognize familiar voices and smile reflexively. A social smile should develop at around 3 months…

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How do I know if my child has Dyslexia?

Dyslexia looks different at different ages. The only way you will know for sure is by having your child tested.  Here are some red flags…

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When are letter reversals in writing no longer appropriate?

Letter reversals, when children write letters backwards or upside down, can be common up until the age of 7 years. It is often called mirror…

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Preschool Language

Why is crossing midline so important?

What is the midline?  Our bodies have an imaginary line down the center that divides the body into left and right.  What does it mean…

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My son is not talking, should I wait?

According to The Hanen Centre,  At 18 months old, a toddler should have approximately 20 words varying in nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, and social words. …

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What should my child know before Kindergarten?

Parents are often concerned that their child might not be ready for Kindergarten. Today, I will share the top 5 skills that children should be…

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Reading Disorders

How do I know if my child has Dyslexia?

Dyslexia looks different at different ages. The only way you will know for sure is by having your child tested.  Here are some red flags…

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What are sight words?

Sight words are written words that can not be decoded (sounded out) and must be memorized. Examples of these words are “the”, “and”, “you”, “said”,…

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Is Phonemic Awareness the Same as Phonics?

Phonemic Awareness is often confused with Phonics. They are not the same. Phonemic Awareness involves oral activities while Phonics involves both print and sound activities. …

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Speech Sound Disorders

When should my child stop using phonological processes in his/her speech?

Phonological processes are speech sound errors that occur in patterns.  In younger children, these are sometimes developmentally appropriate.  However, some of them should disappear by…

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What are Vocal Nodules?

Vocal nodules are non cancerous growths on the vocal folds. They affect the way a person’s voice sounds. The voice can sound hoarse, lower in…

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What is the difference between an articulation disorder and a phonological disorder?

Articulation refers to the movement of speech mechanisms such as the tongue, lips, larynx, teeth, hard palate, nose, etc., These mechanisms may not work properly…

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Stuttering

What is Cluttering?

Cluttering is a fluency disorder in which an individual speaks rapidly and/or with an irregular speaking rate and demonstrates excessive disfluencies.  Symptoms: Talking too fast…

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My pre-school child is stuttering, what should I do?

My pre-school child is stuttering, what should I do? When your preschool child suddenly begins to stutter it can be alarming. One day they are…

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Stuttering

Blog by Marguerite Bonadies Stuttering is a communication disorder characterized by an interruption in fluent speech. Stuttering typically emerges in childhood (known as developmental stuttering),…

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