10 Tips for Working with a Child Who Has Selective Mutism

By: Jessica Chase, M.A. CCC-SLP I would like to say that once I graduated college I was an expert in everything related to speech-language pathology, but that is not the truth for any of us. One speech-language disorder that I had not heard much about was selective mutism. A colleague of mine had a child […]

Dentist Tips for Aspergers Children

Originally Posted on MyAspergersChild.com “My son would rather have a mouth full of cavities – and the pain that goes with it – than go to the dentist. Are there ways to help a child with Aspergers become less fearful of dental work?” Children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism have the same rate of dental […]

NIH study shows the deaf brain processes touch differently

Contact: Robin Latham NIDCD Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison (301) 496-7243 lathamr@nidcd.nih.gov People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense— in this […]

8 Sensory-Motor Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

By Joni Redlich, DPT Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the therapeutic benefits of swimming and playing in the pool. Many children who have difficulty controlling their bodies for sports and gross motor activities will have success moving in the water. Its also such a calming and organizing sensory environment that […]

Speech Therapy Jargon: Speech & Language Terms

This is a great blog post/article to share with the parents/guardians of your kiddos! Thanks to Speech Buddies for sharing it with us! When you’re new to the world of speech therapy, learning the new terminology can be overwhelming. Always ask your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) to rephrase something if you have trouble with it. […]


Stuck for words? WORD RETRIEVAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN  Copyright © 1998 Caroline Bowen All rights reserved Citing this article This page contains an article about word retrieval. Cite it as: Bowen, C. (1998). Stuck for words? Word retrieval activities for children. Retrieved from http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/wordretrieval.html on (date). What is a word-retrieval problem? In simple terms the […]

Kids’ language issues tied to moms’ low vitamin D

Mothers who had low vitamin D levels while they were pregnant are more likely to have a child with a language impairment than moms who had higher levels of the vitamin, according to a new study from Australia. While the results do not prove that low vitamin D is to blame for later problems, “they […]

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related

By KATE MURPHY Diagnoses of attention hyperactivity disorder among children have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 22 percent from 2003 to 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many experts believe that this may not be the epidemic it appears to be. Many children are given a diagnosis of A.D.H.D., […]

EEGs May Someday Be Able To Diagnose Autism

By KIM CAROLLO Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital used EEGs, tests that measure electrical activity in the brain, to compare the brains of children between the ages of 2 and 12. A readily available brain test could someday be used to diagnose autism in children as young as 2 years old, offering the potential for […]