Learning and practicing how to correctly produce their “r” or “s” sound is certainly NOT what 8-12-year-olds want to be doing! Most would prefer to be playing video games or riding their bike. One way to make speech therapy and at-home practice a little easier is to use an app.
It’s common for most children to make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. Different sounds are mastered at different ages. Consistent, correct sound production will vary from child to child. When mistakes continue past a certain age, that’s when it’s considered a
Michelle Foye, Director of Speech & Language Services of the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center offers ten useful tips for parents of children who are just beginning to speak. 1. Be face to face with your child Get down to your child’s physical level whenever possible. When you
BY HEATHER DEROSA As Jessica Clark was learning to talk, her brain would send a message to her mouth to speak, but all that would come out were grunts. When her parents took her to speech therapy and began treatment for speech apraxia, they were told their daughter would always be an
At the end of part one of this series, I said no more denial for this family. That is mostly true and we began home based therapy for our son pretty quickly after his diagnosis, but it was still hard to talk about. I noticed it in interviews, and in training sessions with tutors tha
Summer of 2003. I remember it very well. I was a stay-at-home mom and the happiest one that there ever was. I had two boys, 22 months and 4 months old. We attended library story time and play groups. We went to the park where Joshua, the oldest, could swing for hours. We were an activ
Summer is here and if you don’t have your speech and language materials ready, now is the time to do it. Some children start summer speech services in July, while others might go year-round. It is important to take advantage of the “summer theme” because it helps to build new vo