Speech vs. Language

Speech vs. Language

When one thinks of speech therapy they usually think of someone that needs help remediating a lisp or a stutter. Yes, those are definitely on the list of what a speech therapist can help with, but the field of speech and language therapy is far reaching and helpful...
Accent Modification

Accent Modification

We are living in a global community.  Hearing a variety of accents as we move through the world is a thing of beauty.  Our voices are rich with language that reveals our cultures and the stories of our lives.  When we learn another language we try to...
Frontal Lisp vs. Tongue Thrust

Frontal Lisp vs. Tongue Thrust

I get a lot of referrals from a local orthodontist to remediate tongue thrust for her patients.  She wants her patients to have better tongue positioning so they can either be well prepared to  receive the orthodontia, or don’t undo all of the good work that...
When and How to Treat Stuttering

When and How to Treat Stuttering

Watching your child stutter can leave you feeling helpless as they struggle to express their thoughts and emotions. There is a time frame (age 2 to 3 ½ ) when stuttering is considered developmental in nature; a natural phase of learning how to verbally express...
What Is Auditory Processing?

What Is Auditory Processing?

We all get distracted, overwhelmed, overstimulated and tired, which affects our ability to pay attention and respond, but for someone with auditory processing deficits, these experiences are constant.  There are helpful tools and strategies; and even ways to...
5 Ways to Improve Communication

5 Ways to Improve Communication

We are well into this very different school year and doing a good job at embracing the challenges! While many things about this school year are new to us, there are other issues that have stayed constant. I’d like to share a big concern that parents have, and...