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How to Recognize a Receptive Language Disorder

A receptive language disorder can often fly under the radar until a child is school-aged. Is can be difficult to recognize a receptive language delay in children under 3 years old. When learning letters and how to read, parents and teachers often begin to see signs a child is struggling. Receptive language disorders affect how…

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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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