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What Causes a Lisp and How to Treat Them?

What Causes a Lisp and How to Treat Them?   Lisps are not uncommon.  Parents of children speaking this way or even adults who have one often wonder what causes a lisp. One typical form of speech difficulty is a lisp. When an adult or child has a lisp it can be due to a …

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2 Best Ways to Fix a Lateral Lisp

2 Best Ways to Fix a Lateral Lisp Parents are often concerned when their child’s speech does not sound correct. They want them to sound like everyone else. Often, what they might be hearing is a lisp. There are a few kids. The first is a frontal lisp which happens when the child’s tongue sticks …

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Speech Videos for Toddlers, Kids and Adults

Speech Videos for Toddlers, Kids and Adults   There is no shortage of speech videos for toddlers, kids and adults on the web for parents and caregivers to pick through and find the one they like best.   So we have collected some of our speech videos for all ages that provide a bit of …

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Summertime Speech Therapy at Home

Summertime Speech Therapy at Home   It’s almost summer and that means that the kids will be ready to take in the sun and have lots of fun! Don’t let your child’s break from school cause them to fall behind with their speech and language goals; instead, use fun at-home activities to help stop the …

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When Do Babies Say Their First Word?

When Do Babies Say Their First Word?   When do babies say their first word? In the first year of life, your baby’s communication abilities improve dramatically. When you speak with your child, they learn how to express themselves, respond to you, and understand what you’re saying. All of this occurs before your child speaks …

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TH Words for Kids. How to Help Your Child at Home

TH Words for Kids. How to Help Your Child at Home Many children have a hard time pronouncing their TH sounds correctly. Our speech therapist specializing in articulation will review this typical speech error and what you should know to assist your child master this sound correctly. And these TH words for kids can help. …

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What Does a Speech Therapist Do? 

What Does a Speech Therapist Do?     In speech therapy, the speech language pathologist (SLP) evaluates, diagnoses, and treats a variety of communication issues, such as stuttering or apraxia of speech, articulation issues and language impairments in kids or after a stroke. A speech-language pathologist, may also be called a speech therapist. What does …

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My Name is Kate: Great Therapy Books for Kids

My Name is Kate: Great Therapy Books for Kids   Are you looking for a book to add to your list of therapy books for kids? Here’s one to add. This book tells the story of Kate, a little girl who has Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The disorder makes it hard for her to say …

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6 Top Ways for How to Improve Your Communication Skills

6 Top Ways for How to Improve Your Communication Skills     You can’t become a more effective leader without excellent communication skills. And how to improve communication skills is hardly ever taught in school where the focus is more on grammar, vocabulary and just being able to stand up in front of the class. …

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Reading Skills & Reading Comprehension Therapy: What Parents Need to Know

Reading Skills & Reading Comprehension Therapy: What Parents Need to Know   About Reading Skills   Reading is a skill that must be taught explicitly to a child, unlike speech and language skills, which are mastered without explicit instruction by an adult. When a child is learning to read it necessitates a number of skills, …

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