Posts Tagged ‘speech therapy’

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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Top 5 Reasons Children Need Therapy

It’s not uncommon for children and teens to have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn. If these problems interfere with your child’s everyday life, it may be necessary to get therapy. In therapy, kids can talk about and learn how to resolve their problems. Counseling can help with various issues, including fine…

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5 Ways to Increase your Child’s Intelligibility

Intelligibility refers to how clearly a child is able to speak and how much of their speech an adult is able to understand. Often, parents are able to understand a child’s speech much better than others due to familiarity. However, it is important address your child’s intelligibility so that they will be able to clearly…

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6 Ways to Encourage Communication with Your Toddler at Home

When you’re at home with your toddler, it’s common to fall into the trap of anticipating what your child wants without them expressing their needs verbally. As parents, you also get used to your child’s speech patterns, despite the flaws, and this can result in speech and language delays. Even though it’s easier to respond…

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Speech Sound Production Developmental Timeline

The biggest fear as a parent is wondering if your child’s speech sound production is developing as normally as their peers. The problem is, most parents aren’t also childcare professionals. To an untrained eye, if a child is still mixing up “th” sounds at the beginning and ends of words when they enter the second…

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How Teletherapy is Breaking Barriers:

4 Barriers to Entry with Traditional Speech Therapy and Teletherapy If you’re new to the idea of teletherapy and you’ve not already read our previous blog post “what is teletherapy” then please check that post out as well. You can also check out ASHA’s stance on teletherapy. Teletherapy is a really simple concept. By making…

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Speech And Language Developmental Milestones

Speech and language are skills that we depend on to effectively communicate with the world and connect with those around us. As a speech pathologist, it is my job to help parents decide if their child may need speech therapy to assist in their language development. To help with this, I have listed some important…

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