Stuttering is characterized primarily by blocks or spasms interrupting the more typical cadence of fluent speech. For many, stuttering can have a negative impact on a person’s life.
“Kara and the Speech and Language Network provided flexible, focused and meaningful programming for Connor and his family. His speech was always a priority when she was planning activities to engage and encourage him.”
Diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech as a child, Dylan has faced major challenges with speech and language throughout his life. Apraxia of speech is a complex motor speech disorder, and it’s one of the most complex challenges a speech language pathologist will encounter.
Life is busy. We get that. But just 15 minutes of reading aloud to your child each day can make a world of difference to the kind of success they experience in the future. And the bonds you build with your child and the child with you will last a lifetime.
Being able to express yourself with confidence and clarity is important. It’s important for building relationships, success at school and work, and it’s key to participating in a community. Simply put, it enriches life. But a person must be able to accurately produce speech sounds in order to speak with clarity and confidence. For some people, clarity and confidence can be a challenge. And speech therapy can help.
Chronic ear infections as a toddler caused Declan to struggle with “s”, “c”, and “l” sounds, and he also struggled to create more than two word sentences. Read more on our blog on how speech therapy changed his life.
An extra copy of the 21st chromosome formed Emmett but 4 powerful factors help Emmett be himself
A colleague of mine recently posted this video, and it dusted off a simple but powerful truth about my profession for me. What it revealed was something I always knew, of course. But, as I watched this video, I was reminded how lucky I am.
Social Thinking® is a part of our social and emotional intelligence. It’s constantly evolving and growing from birth.
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