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 On Christmas this year, I opened up my gifts from y sister and in it I found a homework assignment from my niece, Sharon!  The letter said her class read a story called "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown.  In this story, Stanley became flat when a bulletin bo...

TACA is an organization that stands for “Talk About Curing Autism”.  This organization is run by parents for parents.  TACA provides a TON of free resources.  You can get a free journey guidebook.  Free mentor-ship by a parent who has been through it.  Free parent supp...

Becoming Verbal with Childhood Apraxia written by Pam Marshalla is one of my favorite books.  It is an excellent read for parents and for therapists.  Pam wrote the book as if she was writing to a parent.  The book has a lot of information but explained in an easy form...

September 13, 2016

Why do so many children have difficulty with the “R” sound?  When should my child start speech therapy for the “R” sound? 

This is one of the most common speech errors in the English language because it isn’t just one sound….

  1.  Prevocalic R – is the “R” in the be...

August 11, 2016

The following is a short story written by a young man who stutters.  I love how this story illustrats what it is like to live with a stutter.  Many of us only hear and see the surface level of the moment of stuttering.  But for many people, there is so much more i...

Cooking is my favorite therapy activity of all times!  It benefits children of all ages with a variety of speech and language needs.  I fell in love with cooking therapy when I worked in the schools.  I did cooking with some groups on a weekly basis.  I co-treated with...

Autism is a hot topic these days with the growing prevalence of it.  Because of that, so many different treatment programs have been developed by many parents, therapists, doctors, and just about everyone.  It can be overwhelming as a parent with so many options.  You...

 

You might be wondering what is the difference between child-directed therapy and clinician-directed therapy.  Also…which approach is best for your child?  Is it possible to use both approaches during a single therapy session?

What is the difference between child d...

To bring toys or not to bring toys….that is the question!  Speech language pathologists and other professionals who work in the natural environments with the birth to three populations are often faced with this debate.  Many states require that early intervention servi...