Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

It’s difficult to understand the sequence of events that must occur in the body in order for just one sound to be produced. In the blink of an eye, the brain sends messages to tell the mouth exactly how to move. These messages allow for the muscle coordination necessary to produce sounds, words, and sentences. When there is a breakdown in communication between the brain and the mouth, a child may demonstrate unusual speech patterns or may not be able to talk at all. This breakdown is called Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

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Advantages of Speech Therapy

There’s a common misconception that speech therapy is only meant for kids who can’t say words with “r.” While issues producing sounds can definitely be addressed, speech therapists are trained to work with children and adults who struggle with so many other concerns, such as a limited vocabulary, following directions, reading and writing, organization, and critical thinking.

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Early Intervention in Speech Therapy

Childhood is an exciting time full of changes and growth. Though there are norms that children typically follow throughout their development, meeting speech and language milestones may look different for your child. When your child isn’t following the “normal” flow of development, speech therapists are here to help! Whether your child struggles with eye contact, following directions, talking, or speech that is difficult to understand, it is never too early to seek intervention from a speech therapist. Here are some questions to help guide you through the early intervention process.

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Speech Therapy & Kids With Down Syndrome

A diagnosis of Down syndrome comes along with seemingly infinite questions about what the future will bring. How different will this child be compared to his/her peers? Do all individuals with Down syndrome struggle to communicate? Can speech therapy help? Where does one begin?? While each child with Down syndrome is unique in their own life journey, there is some clarity as to what one may expect when it comes to speech and language development.

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Speech Therapy for Stuttering

Everyone experiences disfluencies while speaking, which include pauses, disruptions, and repetitions of words. However, there is a fine line between a “normal” amount of disfluencies and an excessive and persistent presence of disfluencies, otherwise known as stuttering. Stuttering presents as a frequent disruption of the forward flow of speech.

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