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Help My Struggling Reader: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

By Jennifer McCullough | Oct 18, 2015

Late one night, I found my 9-year old daughter hiding under her covers with a flashlight reading “one last chapter”. Though I scolded her to turn her light off and go to bed, I went away smiling. She has what I call the “reading bug” and I count my lucky stars. Throughout my career most…

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How to Help My Struggling Reader: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

By Mickey Mellen | Apr 23, 2013

By: Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLPLate one night, I found my 9-year old daughter hiding under her covers with a flashlight reading “one last chapter”. Though I scolded her to turn her light off and go to bed, I went away smiling. She has what I call the “reading bug” and I count my lucky stars. …

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

By Mickey Mellen | Jan 4, 2013

Happy New Year from PediaSpeech! We are excited about the start of 2013! Many parents ask themselves this question, is my child just a late bloomer, late talker, or is there an actual language problem. Check out this article from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to see if this qualifies for your little one. Late…

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Happy Holidays from PediaSpeech!

By Mickey Mellen | Dec 7, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Holidays are here so PediaSpeech has put together some items you can add to your children’s Holiday Gift List!Some ideas from our Speech Therapists:Ages 15 months – 3 yo To work on: Cause & effect, Appropriate play skills, Following directions (e.g., in and out), Identifying/naming common pictures, Pretend play Fisher Price —Little…

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How can we help our children?

By Mickey Mellen | Oct 18, 2012

Carly Morris is currently reading this book and has found a lot of very useful information in relation to our profession and raising children. This book provides information regarding executive functioning, early intervention and promoting  parent/child socioemotional development. This book focuses on children’s character vs. cognition to achieve success. Teaching children skills such as executive…

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Apraxia-The Story of the Tarpley family

By Mickey Mellen | Oct 4, 2012

APRAXIA. What does that mean?Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the speech mechanism . Most children who are diagnosed with CAS have receptive (or understanding) skills within normal limits. These children perform…

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Welcome!

By Mickey Mellen | Sep 28, 2012

PediaSpeech wants to welcome Mirabel to our practice this month! Mirabel is a special little girl who at 11 months of age began having seizures in an area of the brain called the temporal-parietal lobe also termed the “Wernicke’s area”. This part of the brain is critically involved with speech and language as well as…

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1-2-3, MAGIC!

By Mickey Mellen | Sep 19, 2012

Attention all Parents! If you are having trouble discipling your child, we have just what you need. It’s called “1-2-3 Magic” and from experience here in the PediaSpeech office, it works! 1-2-3 is America’s #1 child discipline program and is the leading resource for parenting solutions that are easy-to-learn and proven to work. With 1-2-3…

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By Mickey Mellen | Aug 8, 2012

Mayla says, “Kris the OT says at 12-18 months you should be taking your socks off.  I’ll show him I’m always listening!”

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