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The Importance of Early Intervention in Speech and/or Occupational Therapy for Children

Introduction to Early Intervention As infants become toddlers, their ability to learn new milestones and skills increases at a faster rate. Because of this critical period in their life, early intervention in speech and/or occupational therapy services for children is extremely important. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association, or ASHA, defines early intervention as “the process

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How Do You Know if Your Child is Stuttering?

Understanding Stuttering: Observable Signs and  Struggles You may see or hear the following characteristics: Repetitions: repeating sounds (“Let’s go to s-s-speech”) Prolongations: making sounds longer (“Let’s go to ssspeech”) Silent Blocks: tense pause before a sound gets out (“Let’s go to –speech”) Facial and Body Mannerisms: moving body parts when trying to speak (eye blinking,

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Christmas List

Not sure what to get your child for Christmas this year? Tired of bright, flashy electronic toys that kids quickly lose interest in? As an Occupational Therapist, I find that many children’s toys rely on branding or gimmicky features to attract kids, but they don’t provide opportunities for learning or creativity. While there is a

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