When you toddler is unintelligible.

Apr 23

When you toddler is unintelligible.

**When my son was a toddler he said “doddles” instead of goggles, “tote” for Coke, and “tows” for cows. It was really cute and in fact today “doddles” has become a family word which we all use. However, on the whole, most people understood what he was saying and by the time he was 3 and a bit, he had outgrown his speech i**

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Identifying Children with Auditory Processing Difficulties

Apr 16

TIPS FOR TEACHERS The following difficulties may present in the classroom if a child has auditory processing difficulties. If a child presents with difficulties in more than 3 to 4 of these items, referral to a speech & language therapist may be indicated for further assessment.   1)    Following Instructions Copies other children Starts before...

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What is Auditory Processing?

Apr 12

What is Auditory Processing?

I am sure that you know the feeling that there is so much noise you can’t think straight!  Imagine having that feeling all day long! Auditory processing refers to “how well the ear talks to the brain and how well the brain understands what the ear tells it” (Musiek). Children with Auditory Processing difficulties may seem to have a hearing...

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Why are so many children having speech therapy?

Apr 03

Why are so many children having speech therapy?

As a mom myself, I’ve heard the parking lot conversations about how every second child is in speech therapy or occupational therapy or both. But as a caring and concerned parent, you want what is best for your child and so you “cough up” and follow the advice you’ve been given (usually).   Apart from the obvious articulation (pronunciation) difficulties,...

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