Speech Therapy

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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Helping My Child Produce The “K” Sound

During the toddler years, children often use patterns of sound errors (also known as Phonological Processes) to simplify adult speech. To learn more about these phonological processes, click here. A process that we see children use very often is known as “fronting”. This occurs when children substitute the /k/ and /g/ sounds with the /t/ and /d/ sounds. The/ k/ and …

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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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Elimination of Phonological Processes

While a child’s speech and language is developing, he or she may demonstrate one or more phonological processes, which are patterns of sound errors that young children use to simplify adult speech as they are learning to talk. As children develop, they eventually stop using these processes and their speech begins to sound more and more like …

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Expressive vs. Receptive Language

Expressive vs. Receptive Language If a person has trouble understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings, the person may have a language disorder. A language disorder can be a receptive or expressive language disorder. To determine if your child has receptive or expressive language difficulties, it is important to understand the difference between receptive …

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Home-Based Therapy Blog

What are the Benefits of Home Based Speech Therapy?

Benefits of Home Based Speech Therapy What is Speech Therapy? Speech Therapy encompasses much more than just helping someone speak. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) states that “Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, work with people who have problems with speech, language, thinking, and swallowing.“ Speech Therapists also work with many aspects of communication, voice disorders, cognition, …

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