How to Help a Child with Speech Apraxia

Speech Apraxia, also known as Apraxia of speech, is when a child has difficulty with the proper movements necessary to form sounds. Although a child with speech Apraxia knows what they want or need to say, their brain’s ability to tell the proper muscles what to do when forming speech is interrupted. How Do You…

Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders: What’s the Difference?

Every language disorder is one of two major types: expressive and receptive. Simply put, an expressive language disorder refers to difficulty with expressing meaning or messages to others. In contrast, a receptive language disorder refers to difficulty processing and understanding meaning and messages from others. However, it’s possible for children to have a mixed expressive-receptive…

How Does a Speech Language Pathologist Help Children with Communication Disorders

Communication disorders come in various forms. While some forms disorders develop as a symptom of a psychological disorder affecting the brain, other forms are caused by physiological disorder affecting the oral cavity. In many cases of communication disorders, complications with speech can be dampened or even resolved with the help of a speech language pathologist.…

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury…