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Early Intervention Speech Therapy Helps Tremendously

For children with auditory processing disorder, early intervention can help toddlers get on the right track. Parents and other family members often work alongside speech therapy professionals to establish concrete goals for therapy. The early intervention can go a long way toward helping your toddler work through his language processing difficulties and even provide a […]

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Language Disorders Impact Academic Success

During your child’s formative years, the lessons learned in school will benefit your children as well as you by helping them become a strong, self-reliant person. Making the most of this time will require you to totally commit to their academic success. Unfortunately, speech and language disorders can place frequent roadblocks along the learning pathway. […]

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Speech Apraxia Is Best Treated at Early Ages

There are two types of speech apraxia, acquired and developmental. Acquired speech apraxia happens regardless of a person’s age, while people have developmental speech apraxia since birth. Children with this condition are often able to understand speech far more capably than they can speak words, as speech apraxia means that there is a communication gap […]

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Kids Who Fall Behind in Reading Need a Boost

If your child doesn’t enjoy reading, boredom may not be the problem. It is not uncommon for young readers to find that their minds wander during reading due to reading comprehension problems or underdeveloped reading skills. Your child may not be able to tell you why they dislike reading, and you may mistake their frustration […]

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Language Processing Disorder and Apraxia Are Linked

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that affects children. Children with apraxia often are unable to produce the movements of the tongue that relate to speech. When children are diagnosed with CAS, many parents and clinicians focus on just helping a child speak, but it’s important to consider how children process […]

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What Should Parents Know About Self-Regulation and Childhood Development?

Is your child having difficulty coping with challenging and unexpected situations? New situations can be especially distressing for children. Parents sometimes struggle to help their children learn the coping skills required to regulate their emotions and responses to stressful, upsetting, and confusing situations. Managing one’s reactions is a skill-set that everyone has to develop and […]

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Help Your Child Develop Socially This Summer

As a parent, it’s difficult to see your child struggle in social settings. How they interact with their peers during the preschool and grammar school years sets the table for how well they’ll do in more complex environments later in their lives. Identifying and addressing their struggles during this important formative period is much easier […]

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Reasons Your Child with ADHD Struggles in Social and Emotional Situations

Boys and girls with all subtypes of ADHD frequently experience more emotional and social difficulties than other children. For instance, because of problems controlling or regulating emotional reactions or reading social cues, they may have trouble making and keeping friends. Many children with ADHD also have a conduct, oppositional defiant, or anxiety disorder, which can further […]

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