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News, announcements, and feature articles of interest to our PediaSpeech families

Non-tech toys and games can promote your child’s language learning

By Jennifer McCullough | Dec 18, 2016

Happy holidays from all of us here at PediaSpeech. In the spirit of holiday giving, we want to share this helpful post that appears on the ASHA Leader blog. The post gives some great advice on using as an ideal opportunity to get back to the basics in childhood play — and how to use…

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PediaSpeech consolidates services in Decatur location

By Jennifer McCullough | Sep 23, 2016

PediaSpeech has decided that it is time for us to close our Norcross/Peachtree Corners office. That office has been open in some capacity for the past 15 years, so this decision does not come easily. Over the past 4-5 years we have found that the demand for speech therapy in that location has decreased while…

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The Collapse of Parenting – Recommended Reading

By Jennifer McCullough | Sep 7, 2016

We owe it to our children… A couple of weeks ago I watched a mom in our office caught in a tough situation. Her 3-year-old was just finishing with therapy and had in his hand three pennies the therapist had used in her session. The mom was exhausted, having had her third child just 3…

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Is it Sensory or Behavior?

By Kris Osher | Dec 16, 2015

This is the million-dollar question posed to every pediatric occupational therapist. The answer is as simple as why the chicken crossed the road. By nature, all behavior is sensory. Behavior is how one reacts to a stimulus.

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Fine Motor Control

By Kris Osher | Dec 3, 2015

Fine motor control is often thought of due to its essential role in participating in school-based activities such as writing, cutting, coloring, and manipulating any small objects. This area of development is also needed for independence in dressing, self-feeding, hygiene, play, and almost any facet of life one is engaged.

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Help for “tongue thrust”

By Carly Morris | Dec 3, 2015

Help! My child likes to suck his thumb, fingers or pacifier.  How can I get them to stop? Has your orthodontist diagnosed your child with a “tongue thrust”? Are you an adult and recently diagnosed with a “tongue thrust” from your dentist or orthodontist? Does your child have a tight [su_tooltip position=”north” shadow=”yes” rounded=”yes” title=”Frenulum”…

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Holiday gift ideas

By Jennifer McCullough | Oct 18, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Holidays are here so PediaSpeech has put together some items you can add to your children’s Holiday Gift List!

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How can we help our children?

By Carly Cumberlander | Oct 18, 2015

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.

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

By Carly Cumberlander | Oct 18, 2015

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.

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