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Welcome to our blog! We look forward to continually sharing new and innovative information on teletherapy, speech and language resources, child development, helpful tips to increase speech in the home, and more! 

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Literacy Development

By Connect Teletherapy | Jul 27, 2020

Around 4 years of age, children begin to learn early literacy skills. Early literacy skills are the most important building block for future educational success. Confidence in reading will allow your child to thrive and learn. It is important to know the development of literacy skills and when to be concerned. Early intervention is key…

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5 Ways to Increase your Child’s Intelligibility

By Connect Teletherapy | Jun 15, 2020

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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Our Top Online Learning Resources to Support Speech and Language Skills

By Connect Teletherapy | Mar 16, 2020

We have compiled a list of our top online resources to help support children while they are not in school. Connect Teletherapy is able to provide online speech and occupational therapy services to any family in the US, however, we know that is not an option for every family right now. To help fill the…

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5 Ways Teletherapy can Help Your Child During COVID-19

By Connect Teletherapy | Mar 16, 2020

With a confirmed case of the Coronavirus in almost every state and the president declaring the country in a state of emergency, teletherapy has gone from a possibility to a  reality for many schools and families. Many schools have closed their doors for the next few weeks, leaving hundreds of thousands of students without therapy…

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6 Ways to Encourage Communication with Your Toddler at Home

By Connect Teletherapy | Jan 30, 2020

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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5 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

By Connect Teletherapy | Nov 12, 2019

Are you worried your child is behind socially? Humans are social animals. Even the most introverted person still desires a connection with another person. Here, we share tips to improve your child’s social skills that can easily be incorporated into your schedule. Lack of good social skills can cause a lot of problems for children…

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Speech Sound Production Developmental Timeline

By Connect Teletherapy | Oct 30, 2019

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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Increasing your Child’s Expressive Language Skills

By Connect Teletherapy | Oct 21, 2019

How can you get involved? Feeling like your child is falling behind in their communication and expressive language skills can be tough but if you’re reading this then you’re on the right path to making proactive steps to improve your child’s development. But where do you start? This is a question we hear a LOT;…

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The Human Connection and Virtual Speech Therapy

By Connect Teletherapy | Oct 3, 2019

The Journey to Connect Teletherapy The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association considers telepractice a relevant approach to speech therapy. When considering virtual speech therapy, there could be concerns if a true connection can be missed. Can a bond be created via virtual therapy? Do clients miss out on learning true social skills? However, there are so many…

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