Going for a walk, the Speech Friendly way

For parents, walking might be exercise or a chance to teach about nature.  But we want you to use taking a walk as a chance for your child to start a conversation about what interests her. Exercise and learning about nature are certainly important, but for now, shift your focus to the actions that will […]

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Children who are Learning English as a Second Language

In this excellent article, Lauren Lowry answers how parents can help their child learn English as a second language. She shares the following tips: Children learn best during interactions with responsive caregivers so watch for opportunities to respond with interest in daily interactions. Children learn words for the thing that interest them so when your […]

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American Pediatric Association suggestions on Apps

You can read the entire policy here, but if you simply want to skip to what Parents should do, read on. Use apps and eBooks as an activity to do together; don’t leave children alone to play. Watch educational TV shows with your children and use the content for conversations. Turn off your own laptop […]

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Developmental Milestones by Age from ASHA

If you are concerned about your child’s communication skills, you may want to read about what is considered typical for each age. ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is an excellent source of reliable information. If your child isn’t displaying several of the skills listed in their age range, schedule an evaluation to determine if therapy is needed. […]

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