Speech Therapy

Tips for Maintaining Social Skills over the Summer

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Many children have been limited in social interactions over the last 14 months. If your child has delays in their pragmatic skills, this may have affected them more than others. With school out for the summer, it’s important to maintain their social skills. Here are five tips for maintaining social skills over the summer break.…

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Speech Exercises to Produce the /r/ Sound

Speech Therapy for the /r/ Sound

The /r/ sound is important in speech. It is considered a high-frequency sound. This means that it occurs more often in the English language than most other sounds. The only sounds that occur more often are the /n/ and /t/ sounds. Is your child able to produce the /s/ sound? Most children will master the…

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Tips for Helping Your Child Produce /s/

If your child continues to struggle with the /s/ sound, it may be time to find a speech and language therapist.

By age six, a child should be well versed in saying words with the /s/ and /z/ sounds. If your child has difficulty with the /s/ sound, this is typically considered a lateral lisp. You may also notice your child has difficulty producing /z/ sounds as well if your child is not able to produce /s/. A lateral lisp can sound like a child has too much saliva in their mouth and can result in a slushy quality of speech.

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Tips to Help your Child’s Speech and Language Skills over the Holiday Break

During the school semester, your child gets plenty of support with their speech and language skills. However, once the winter break starts, consistent practice can lessen. Especially for students who have trouble with their speech and language skills, it’s important to continue practicing these skills even when they do not have speech therapy sessions. Practicing…

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How to Promote Resilience in Kids

Everyone is capable of working through challenges and coping with stress, even children. Resilience is a person’s ability to recover from stress, adversity, failure, and challenges. Resilience isn’t something people have or don’t have. This is a skill that people can develop as they grow. Resilient people are more likely to take healthy risks because…

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Does Your Child Struggle with Reading Comprehension?

Reading comprehension skills and strategies can be improved upon, but the first step is to identify a problem. Here are four signs that your child may be struggling with reading comprehension

Children will be expected to read to learn very early in their academic careers. Most children learn to read in the first and second grades, and beginning in the third grade, their work will center around finding facts and identifying important points in reading passages. This can pose a problem if the child has difficulties…

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Executive Functioning Skills

Does Your Child Need Help with Executive Functioning Skills? Executive functioning skills have a huge impact on our lives. From making decisions to planning and organizing tasks, we use these types of skills every single day. Children who struggle with executive functioning skills can suffer in a variety of ways. They may have trouble starting…

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Social or Pragmatic Skills

Social Pragmatic Skills

Social pragmatic language is the language we use when we are in another person’s presence, even if we do not directly interact with them. Social pragmatic language includes verbal and nonverbal communication. Many of these skills come naturally to some people, but not everyone excels with understanding social pragmatic language.  A diagnosis of Social Communication…

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