Do you know the early warning signs of communication disorders?

December 29, 2018Blog

Would you know how to identify a potential communication disorder in your child? If you’re like many parents, the answer may be “no.” Communication disorders, which are characterized by difficulty speaking or hearing, are common in children. In fact, roughly 8-9 percent of young children suffer from a speech disorder, and hearing loss affects 2 … Read More

More than a Picky Eater: How to Really Know?

December 29, 2018Blog

The struggles of a parent during mealtime with a picky eater can range from bad to worse. It often begins with the ever-present protest of “No!” then ends with screaming, tantrums and food flying across the room. The question remains: is the food refusal normal of a picky eater or could the signs be more … Read More

Sensory and Sensory Processing Disorder

December 29, 2018Blog

1. What is sensory processing (or sensory integration)? A basic explanation of “sensory processing” (also referred to as “sensory integration”) is this — the brain’s ability to organize sensory information coming from all parts of the body in order to be able to use it. The human body takes in sensory input from several different … Read More

My Baby Can Play: How Productive Play Promotes Literacy

December 29, 2018Blog

If you pay attention to the current toys, television shows, and materials for children like Your Baby Can Read! you should notice a cultural shift to the promotion of literacy, especially early literacy skills. From older shows such as Sesame Street and Between the Lions to newer shows such as WordGirl, WordWorld, and Super Why! we see the push for phonological awareness skills and reading … Read More

Apraxia: To Diagnose or Not? When? Who?

December 29, 2018Blog

Unfortunately, apraxia of speech is over diagnosed by many speech pathologists. Majority of children at our practice that come in with this diagnosis from early intervention are not truly apraxic. This diagnosis should not be given very early on and only given by a seasoned speech pathologist that has expertise in apraxia and understands the … Read More