Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Childhood Development?

The past almost two and a half years have been full of unexpected challenges. One of the biggest being lockdown due to COVID-19. With thousands of children staying home instead of participating in playdates, daycare and school, it’s only natural that questions about the possible impact would arise.    Are Children Experiencing Development Delays? Several … Continued

Feeding Therapy – What you Need to Know

Approximately 5% – 20% of children experience some sort of feeding or swallowing disorder. To help those kids who struggle, feeding therapy is a common service offered by speech language pathologists (SLPs) and/or occupational therapists (OT). Feeding therapy is more than just “teaching a child to eat.” Therapists work closely with patients and their families … Continued

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is an uncommon speech disorder in children. Unlike many speech disorders, CAS is not about muscle weakness. Apraxia of speech is when the brain is not sending the correct signals to the cheeks, tongue and lips. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of … Continued

Autism is the reason I became an SLP.

I met some amazing tiny people with a ton of stuff to communicate, but didn't know how and that was the moment I knew what direction my life was going. Today is world autism day. I thought about adding an exclamation mark after that sentence, but to a lot of people this is just another … Continued

Let’s be real…

Times are kind of scary right now. There's uncertainty, panic, and anxiety. I encourage you to say "yes" to your kids more right now. Let them do the messy activities. Make the cake, decorate the cookies, paint with pudding, make the slime, find science experiments on YouTube. Just like the adults, the kids are trying … Continued

Feelin’ the Love

Hey friends! I definitely slacked on my Valentine's post, BUT two weeks really isn't much time if you think about it....yeah I knew it sounded wrong as I was typing it. However, Just because Valentine's Day has passed does not mean we should stop talking about and teaching the importance of love and kindness to … Continued

Did you Make it Through January?

I'm not sure about y'all but this month was LONG. Here are some more ideas to help you kickstart February and keep your kids moving and entertained! More Vegetables. Yum! Find out what your child's favorite vegetable is and cook a meal including it. Then challenge your child to try a new vegetable or one … Continued

Stay on Track!

Let's be honest, staying on track and sticking to your goals is HARD. I'd be lying if I said I haven't slipped up in making changes in the first 20-ish days of the new year. (Donuts are my favorite thing on this earth). BUT hopefully my next round of tips and activities can make your … Continued

Family Resolutions

So it’s almost week 3 of January, and if you’re like me you’re still in denial about the “fact” that THIS is the year you’ll actually stick to your healthy eating/exercising more resolution. Then you go to the gym you just joined for $10 with three thousand other people who did the same and you … Continued

Christmas Gifts to Promote Speech and Language

Toys like doll houses, plastic animals, and people, play kitchen, tool set, doctor’s kits, etc. are AWESOME because pretend play is IMPORTANT. Pretend play is the main way children learn at this age. They learn from the adults in their life giving them language input. Rory’ Story Cubes and Tell Tale are good games for … Continued

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