Halloween is quickly approaching, and I always like to incorporate holidays into speech-language therapy. It is important to teach children about American traditions starting at a young age. Over the years, I have found several books that teach children about Halloween and give a perfect opportunity to work on speech and language skills. While reading these books I introduce new vocabulary and work on wh-questions (‘what’, ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘why’). Below is a list of my favorite books about Halloween.Read More
It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days! There are several iPad and iPhone applications (apps) available that help address speech and language skills that can be used at home or on the go. Many of these apps are in the format of games so your child won’t even realize they are working on speech and language skills. Working on these skills at home will help your child’s speech and language development and will help with carry-over of skills being worked on during speech-language therapy. Below I have compiled a list of my favorite apps to help with speech and language.Read More
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), refers to a child’s ability to manage what he or she hears. APD makes it difficult for the individual to process and use auditory information. Many of the symptoms of APD overlap with ADHD as well as learning and language disorders. APD can negatively impact a child’s ability to interact with people, learn, and concentrate.
It is important to use a multidisciplinary approach to fully understand the cluster of problems associated with APD. This being said only an audiologist can make the diagnosis of APD.Read More
In-Home Speech Solutions is a therapist owned and operated company based in Prairie Village that specializes in providing individualized in-home speech-language therapy to children ages 3 through 18. Jennifer Price, owner and lead therapist, spent over a decade working within the public school system and knows the system and its shortcomings from the inside. After experiencing firsthand the challenges of providing quality speech therapy within the school setting, Jennifer realized the only way to truly provide the therapy needed to consistently move children forward is in the child’s most comfortable and natural setting. After thinking about the best way to positively impact the community and to address the real speech-language needs of local children, Jennifer decided to open a private practice. That practice, In-Home Speech Solutions, was built on one simple belief: the best place for children to receive speech-language therapy is in their own home.Read More
As your toddler’s speech and language skills develop there are activities that you can do at home to that can help enhance your child’s speech and language skills.
Are you worried because your child hasn’t started talking yet? Or that your child can not always pronounce certain sounds in words? Whatever your concern, early intervention for speech and language concerns can improve your child’s future communication skills and give him or her more confidence when speaking.Read More