CategorySpeech and Language

SPEECH THERAPY VS. LANGUAGE THERAPY: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Your child has been diagnosed with a speech-language delay, but what does it mean? Speech therapists treat a variety of disorders and it is important to understand the difference between speech and language disorders in order to participate fully in your child’s treatment. Speech therapy most commonly...
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Speech-Language Pathologists About Speech-Language Pathology Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her...
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Speech and Language Children accomplish so much during their first couple of years. In a matter of months, they learn to crawl, walk, talk, and socialize with others. Most of the skills your child learns come with an expected age range. For instance, most babies begin to crawl between 6 and 10 months, and the...
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What Is Speech and Language Pathology? Communication is a pivotal part of making connections and experiencing the world around us. When people lose the ability to adequately express themselves or understand those around them, they are often left feeling as though a part of them is missing. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and...
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Reasons to Refer for Speech or Language Therapy There are many reasons a child should be referred for speech or language therapy. Many families are surprised to find out their child needs speech or language therapy, as they often chalk up their child’s speech-related problems to not listening or just a cute “quirk.” It is...
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How speech and language delays are different Although the two are often difficult to tell apart — and frequently referred to together — there are some differences between a speech and language delay. Speech is the physical act of producing sounds and saying words. A toddler with a speech delay may try but have trouble...
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What causes speech and language problems? Developmental speech and language disorders are a common reason for speech/language problems in kids. These learning disorders are caused by the brain working differently. Your child may have trouble producing speech sounds, using spoken language to communicate, or understanding what other people say. Speech and language problems are often the...
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What is Speech and Language Therapy Speech, language and communication difficulties are on the increase amongst children in the UK. According to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 7% of five-year-olds have a specific speech and language impairment, and another 1.8% have speech, language, or communication difficulties linked to another condition, like autism or cerebral...
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Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development There are many ways you can help your child learn to understand and use words. See a speech-language pathologist if you have concerns.  Birth to 2 Years Look at your baby when he makes sounds. Talk back to him, and say what he says. Pretend to have a conversation. Respond when your baby laughs or...
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What is Language Therapy? Language therapy is a very broad label for many types of therapies that a speech-language pathologist (SLP or speech therapist) can provide for children.  Language therapy addresses children with delays or disorders in the following areas: Listening Skills: How your child is able to understand what is being said to her...
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