Better Speech & Hearing Month

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Throughout the month, members of the profession strive to raise awareness about speech and language disorders.

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Language Development & the Significance of Taking Turns

Exposure to language is very important. A study by MIT cognitive scientists utilized brain imaging to specifically identify the effect of turn-taking on language development.

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Following the Leader (Your Child)

Children communicate about the things they are interested in. By harnessing and embracing experiences that are motivating, we can encourage communication.

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A Great Resource for Parents from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has developed a free toolkit designed to help families employ simple practices that encourage language growth. 

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Why (and When to) Consult a Speech-Language Pathologist

Early intervention leads to better prognoses. Interventions for speech and language delays are recommended for children who fall outside of the range of typical development.

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The Client, Parent & Caregiver Perspective: A Critical Component of Evidence-Based Practice

Speech pathologists adhere to an evidence-based practice model in order to provide the best possible treatment for clients. This model includes the client/parent/caregiver perspective. 

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Preventative Speech-Language Practices: Recommendations for Parents & Caregivers

While not all communication disorders are avoidable, parents and caregivers can utilize simple techniques to mitigate, or head off, preventable communication deficits and delays.

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Learn to Promote Communication and Language Growth in Young Children with It Takes Two to Talk®

You can support your young child's language acquisition with the evidence-based program It Takes Two to Talk® for parents of children ages 0-5 with language delays.

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Total Communication: What, Why & How?

This strengths-based treatment approach seeks to honor all attempts at communication, and individuals with complex communication needs are encouraged to use the mode of communication that is most natural to them.

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The Importance of Family-Centered Speech and Language Therapy

It is important for families to incorporate speech and language interventions throughout the day by way of common routines and activities.  

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Welcome

Through consultation and training, families and organizations can create and increase accessibility and build strong language partnerships.

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