What Are the Benefits of Speech Therapy?

The goal of speech therapy is simple enough — improved skills that will allow your child to communicate more effectively. There are other benefits as well. These can include: •Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings •Intelligible speech so your child is understood by others •Increased ability to problem-solve in […]

Early Word Learning in Children with Autism Sprectrum Disorder and Early Predicate Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Synopsis: •• Children with autism learn words in the same sequence or pattern as typically developing children—they just learn words more slowly. •• Speech-language pathologists and other professionals can use typical vocabulary development to guide the goals they set during early intervention. •• Early treatment should focus on teaching action and descriptive words (also known […]

The Importance of Production Frequency in Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Research Denice Michelle Edeala Christina Elke Gildersleeve-Neumanna a Portland State University, Portland, OR Correspondence to Christina Elke Gildersleeve-Neumann: cegn@pdx.edu Purpose: This study explores the importance of production frequency during speech therapy to determine whether more practice of speech targets leads to increased performance within a treatment session, as well as to motor learning, in the […]

Two and Three Year Olds’ Use of Intentions and Language When Remembering Complex Events

Abstract: Toddlers are able to reproduce simple arbitrary actions and are capable of making inferences about an actor’s intended behavior when a simple action is ambiguous. When imitating a complex event sequence, toddlers are able to use their understanding of an actor’s intentions, but those intentions must be clear prior to the demonstration. Two-year-olds are […]

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are professionals who evaluate and treat people who have speech, language, or hearing disorders. Working with educators, medical and rehabilitation personnel, psychologists, and social workers, these professionals are usually part of a comprehensive team of rehabilitation specialists. A master’s degree or equivalent is the recognized standard of qualification for speech-language pathologists […]

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!!!

It is NOW  better speech and hearing month. If you are feeling concerned about your child’s speech and/or language development, now is the time to get some help. Please contact me to set up an initial appointment! It can never be too early. Early intervention is the key!