Evidence Based Practices for Pediatric Speech Therapy Richardson

Speech Therapy addresses language and production aspects of communication.  Speech and language therapy treats 5 domains; semantics, pragmatics, phonology, morphology,  and syntax.  Semantics has to do with meaning, so in a sense, vocabulary.  Pragmatics addresses the social communicative aspect of language.  Phonology relates to sound production, with the smallest sound segment being a phoneme.  Morphology…

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Factors Influencing the Introduction of Solid Foods Plano Feeding and Swallowing Therapy

Do you have a child who struggles to eat?  Do they prefer certain textures, tastes or colors over others?  If you live in Plano, feeding and swallowing therapy is available and may be beneficial for your child. The SOS (Sequential – Oral – Sensory) Approach to Feeding (Toomey/Ross) combines the “normal” developmental steps, stages and…

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Dog Lovers Unite!

Teacher Creates Innovative Program for Students with Special Needs Denise Knight is an innovative life skills coach, special education teacher, job coach, jack of all trades who uses all of her skills to teach and create programs for clients with special needs. She started the Dog Biscuit Program almost five years ago with Sam Russell,…

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Down Syndrome in Murphy

Down syndrome, which is the result of a chromosomal disorder, is the most common genetic cause of developmental disabilities, occurring in one of every 800-1000 births.  Individuals with Down syndrome have three number 21 chromosomes, instead of two, in some of the cells.   This developmental disorder results in physical and cognitive challenges.  When you see…

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Wylie Speech Therapy

Speech therapy  is treatment of communication disorders such as speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing challenges in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.  In Wylie, speech therapy for the pediatric population is available in the East Plano Clinic of Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas, www.speechandot.com. Speech Disorder is defined as an…

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Interactive Metronome Ground Breaking Reading Study Just Published!

Breaking News!! Just Published… Baylor University Study on IM & Reading Achievement November 2012, Communication Disorders Quarterly Reading Intervention Using Interactive Metronome in Children With Language and Reading Impairment: A Preliminary Investigation Michaela Ritter, Karen A. Colson, and Jungjun Park. In this study, Dr Ritter and her colleagues in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baylor…

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