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Literacy Activities to Try at Home

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s upcoming birthday, I thought I’d do a post about literacy activities.  Did you know that a child’s exposure to books greatly impacts his/her communication and academic skills?  Through this post, I hope to share some easy-to-implement literacy activities.  These activities will help your child improve his communication, vocabulary, and literacy … Continue reading Literacy Activities to Try at Home

9 Questions to Ask your Insurance Company about Speech Therapy Coverage

Navigating the insurance process can be a tricky and frustrating thing.  Sadly, there are many restrictions to speech therapy coverage, so asking the right questions is crucial to determine if/how much speech therapy will be covered for you or your loved one. But I’m here to help you with that.  I’ve compiled a list of the … Continue reading 9 Questions to Ask your Insurance Company about Speech Therapy Coverage

5 Tips for Aphasia

If you’ve made your way to this post, it’s probably because you are currently caring for someone with aphasia.  Unfortunately, most people have never heard the word “aphasia” unless they or a significant other has received that diagnosis.  So without much knowledge on this diagnosis, it can be tricky to provide the best care for … Continue reading 5 Tips for Aphasia

Courtney’s Favorite Things: 5 Household Objects that can Double as Toys

Children learn many things through play.  Unfortunately, though, toys can be expensive.  If you’re looking for some inexpensive play activities, look no further!  Check out this list of 5 household objects that can double as toys. Cups Toilet paper/paper towel roll Tongs Bowl/Container Spoon Watch this video to see how you can use these objects … Continue reading Courtney’s Favorite Things: 5 Household Objects that can Double as Toys

Speech and Language: What’s the Difference?

Most people use the words speech and language interchangeably. However, in the field of speech-language pathology, these two terms are widely different. What is Speech? Speech refers to the actual act of speaking and producing sound.  For example, a person’s accent and pronunciation of different sounds and words would be classified under the speech umbrella.  … Continue reading Speech and Language: What’s the Difference?

Let’s Go Bowling: Supporting Communication at the Bowling Alley

It might seem odd that I’m writing a post about bowling on a beautiful, sunny spring day when most people are thinking about spending time outside, but it’s always good to think of activities we can do when the weather isn’t so great (in fact this holiday weekend, the forecast in northern NJ is all … Continue reading Let’s Go Bowling: Supporting Communication at the Bowling Alley

Introduction to Telepractice

Telepractice (AKA telemedicine, teletherapy, telehealth, telespeech, telerehabiliation, virtual speech therapy) is the delivery of health services via a telecommunications system. This service model is becoming increasingly more popular in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Large factors that have driven the use of telepractice are reducing travel time for the client and/or professional and … Continue reading Introduction to Telepractice

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. Therefore, it’s important that you know them. Three signature signs are facial drooping, weakness … 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. A lot of changes occur in just 3 short years. For example, a child begins 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. While it … 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 discussion … Continue reading What to Expect During a Pediatric Speech and Language Evaluation