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Development

Developing Social Language While Social Distancing

While we may not be able to socialize in person, you can continue to help your children develop social language skills at home. Here are some easy ways to get started!  FaceTime or other video conferencing calls: Schedule calls with family members and friends! Encourage your child to ask questions to find out information from …

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Providing Visual Support with Pacing Boards

Providing Visual Support with Pacing Boards All speech-language pathologists have their own “toolbox” of materials and tricks that better support, motivate, and engage their clients. Visual supports are a particular favorite tool. From visual schedules to simple yes/no picture cards, children with speech and language disorders benefit from these visual images when communicating. One of …

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Pronoun Acquisition

Pronoun Acquisition My child says “me” instead of “I”…how long is this considered age-appropriate? Children typically acquire pronouns in the following order: •Between 12-26 months of age, children will use the pronouns I (to refer the themselves) and it. •Between 27-30 months, children will acquire the pronouns my, me, mine, and you. •Between 31-34 months, …

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Phonological Processes

Does your child say top instead of stop or bock instead of block? Maybe you notice that your child says nana instead of banana or puter instead of computer? Your child may be demonstrating phonological processes, which are patterns that young children use to simplify adult speech. Many children use these processes while their speech and language are developing. Below is a list of different types of phonological processes that your child …

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What Does Articulation Therapy Look Like?

Does your child have difficulty saying a particular sound? Maybe your child has trouble saying more than one sound. Children who have difficulty producing certain sounds will work on improving articulation skills during speech therapy sessions (i.e. they will learn to produce a specific sound or sounds correctly). As a speech-language pathologist, I first evaluate …

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