Stop. Think about what you want to say. Take a deep breath and slow down.

When speaking with a person who stutters, these phrases are frequently tossed around by well-meaning parents, educators, and peers. Maybe you take it a step further and try to help by filling in t...

June 14, 2019

One question I often receive from parents who have a school-aged child who stutters is, Will my child always stutter? The short answer, though not what many want to hear, is that there is simply no way to know. 

In today's blog post, I will share facts about stuttering....

If you're not a "Pinterest perfect" parent, this post is for you. It would be great to have hours to devote to crafting and creating elaborate sensory bins, science experiments, and interactive games. Not trying to knock Pinterest here-it's great, but I'm going to get...

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) has become a bit of a buzzword within the last several years and if we're being honest, it sounds a little scary. So what is it? 

Simply put, CAS is a motor speech disorder. The term "Childhood Apraxia of Speech", is a diagnostic label...

Have you ever had the sense that your toddler may be behind in terms of their speech-language development? Maybe you have an uncle who "didn't talk until he was 4" and is now an incredibly well spoken adult. Let's just wait and see. Although I'm normally a bit of a che...

December 19, 2018

As your eyes scan the words on this page, your brain is doing amazing things. Unlike speaking, reading is not innate; instead, reading must be explicitly taught. If you've been reading for years, it may feel as though it is automatic and effortless, but at one point in...

December 11, 2018

Over the past few weeks, I have seen several articles discussing the correlation between increased screen time/use of electronic toys and decreased expressive language skills. Although I am very happy to see these articles gaining attention and raising awareness, I thi...

November 27, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year-for some of us. For others, the holidays can be a stressful time. Many families travel or have out-of-town visitors, the kids are off school, bedtimes often shift, screen-time may increase, and the once comfortable daily routine...

If you have a young child who struggles to share joint attention, take turns, or engage with others, this post is for you! If you want to work on expanding your child's ability to problem-solve, communicate, and engage with others, this post is for you! 

I am in th...

September 26, 2018

You did it! After weighing all the various options, you decided to go ahead and schedule a speech-language therapy evaluation for your child. Now, you may be wondering what to expect at the evaluation appointment. As a private practice speech-language pathologist, I fr...

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