What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Therapy, also called speech-language therapy, is an allied health specialty  which addresses language and production aspects of communication.  Speech and language therapy treats 5 domains; semantics, pragmatics, syntax, morphology, and phonology.  Phonology addresses sound, with the smallest sound segment being a phoneme.  Morphology refers to word formation, such as past tense or comparatives and…

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy, sometimes referred to as OT, is a health profession which assists individuals with motor issues and behavior challenges in mastering purposeful activities of daily living.  Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas provides pediatric occupational therapy at its Plano and Frisco clinics. In our clinics, Master’s level occupational therapists with extensive pediatric experience…

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Protecting Our Infants and Children from Environmental Toxins that May be Associated with Developmental Disorders

More and more research is identifying the importance of protecting the unborn infant from environmental toxins.  “Exposure in utero or in children affects their developing nervous, immune, and endocrine systems causing permanent changes (Miller, Palmer, 2011)”. A recent publication from the UT Health Science Center in Houston shared the following suggestions: The Precautionary Principal in…

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