Phonological Awareness Skills All Kids Need to Learn
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I often see clients come into my office concerned about their child’s reading abilities. But what many people don’t know is that there are vital pre-reading skills (also called phonological awareness skills) that can be taught to set children up for future reading success! What is Phonological Awareness? Phonological Awareness is…Read More
5 Benefits of Doing Occupational Therapy Through Telehealth
It’s hard to believe that almost three years ago we were ‘forced’ to switch to teletherapy for occupational therapy services. Today, we are still providing teletherapy; but this method of treatment is anything but forced. There are several unique benefits of doing occupational therapy through telehealth. Convenience This may be the most obvious of all…Read More
What is PROMPT Therapy?
PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT can be used to treat speech delays and disorders, specifically helpful in treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The PROMPT technique uses a tactile approach that cues a client’s articulators (tongue, jaw, lips) on the proper placement to produce a single sound. PROMPT can…Read More
Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech through Telepractice
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed by 2 years of age. Children with apraxia present with inconsistent speech sound errors on consonants and vowels and in repeated productions of syllables and words. Usually, these children also have difficulty imitating their parents when asked to repeat words back when…Read More
Being tongue tied isn’t just a figure of speech. For people with a tongue tie, speaking, eating, and dentition may be affected by a small piece tissue sitting under the tongue. A tongue tie, or “ankyloglossia,” is a condition where there is a thick, tight, and/or shortened band of tissue called the lingual frenum that…Read More
Teletherapy Ideas that Work!
We made online occupational therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! Here are some ideas that we have found to make the telehealth delivery method successful….. Admittedly, starting a new method of occupational therapy was intimidating at first, but these first few weeks have proven that teletherapy is a wonderful…Read More
Speech Therapy Online-A Success Story
We made online speech therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! The progress we have seen in only 3 weeks is simply remarkable! Each day I wonder in this new world of COVID-19…how did we get to where we are today? The emotions that I have gone through over the…Read More
PediaSpeech Goes Virtual
Over the past several weeks, we have seen our lives quickly turn upside down as schools, events, restaurants, and therapy clinics have shut down due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The last thing we want as clinicians is to pause therapy, as we know it may be a critical part of your child’s development. PediaSpeech has…Read More
Retained Primitive Reflexes- The Basics
I have several children on my caseload that are smart, sweet kids, but have so many challenges with sensory processing, behavior and attention. They hate writing, can’t sit still, and attempt to control situations whenever possible. If this sounds like your child, the answer to these challenges may be found in his or her brain-stem,…Read More
Using Pictures & Illustrations with Beginning Readers—Is it Helpful or Hurtful?
Learning to read can be such a difficult task for young readers. Research shows that beginning readers who use pictures and illustrations to assist with learning to read have several advantages. However, when addressing reading difficulties, those illustrations can sometimes hinder progress. Using illustrations helps with children learning to decode (sound-out) words, make predictions, sequence…Read More