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Stroke 101

Today’s blog post is all about stroke – signs, risks, and types. This post is based off of my video by the same name.     Many individuals don’t realize that they are having a stroke because they don’t know the signs. Three signature signs of a stroke are facial drooping, weakness on one side … Continue reading Stroke 101

Learning to Talk: Speech and Language Milestones Birth to 3

  The first 3 years of a child’s life are crucial to overall development; in just 3 short years a lot of changes occur, such as walking, talking, and developing a unique personality. It can be an exciting time for families as they watch their children develop new and exciting skills. But how do you … Continue reading Learning to Talk: Speech and Language Milestones Birth to 3

What to Expect During a Pediatric Speech and Language Evaluation

  Although all speech-language pathologists structure their evaluations a little differently, there are crucial components that should be expected as part of all pediatric speech and language evaluations. These components include a family interview, an oral mechanism examination, assessment of articulation/phonology, assessment of voice, assessment of fluency, assessment of receptive and expressive language, and a … Continue reading What to Expect During a Pediatric Speech and Language Evaluation

5 Questions to Ask a Provider Before Signing Up for Speech Therapy

  Question 1 – Are you licensed? In most states, including NJ, a speech-language pathology license is required to practice as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). Refer to the ASHA website for specifics on what licensing (if any) your state requires. Although SLPs should be the ones providing speech therapy, there are non-SLP providers out there … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask a Provider Before Signing Up for Speech Therapy