Does Your Child Use Echolalia?

By Anne Russell Bramlett, MS, CCC/SLP Many of our children on the autism spectrum use echolalia, which is the repetition of another’s speech that occurs either immediately, or even later, after the original production.  According to Barry Prizant (1987) echolalia is characteristic of least 85% of children with autism who acquire speech.  In the past,…

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THE BENEFITS OF EARLY INTERVENTION IN CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

When you realize that your child’s development is delayed or not progressing as you had hoped, it can be overwhelming.  Many parents in recent years have learned the importance of early childhood intervention for developmental concerns.  Early intervention is the process of seeking and utilizing the various therapeutic services available in our community to help…

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Hearing Loss

Children are making huge advances in oral communication despite hearing loss thanks to great improvements in technology and early identification.  It is now very feasible that a child with severe hearing loss can speak, learn oral language, and go to his/her local public school. Hearing Loss Types: Conductive loss: This loss occurs when the outer…

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Now, with more children being diagnosed with autism, many parents are curious as to the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-III outlines the diagnostic criteria for autism.  Autism is a brain disorder characterized by impaired social communication and interaction as well as restricted or repetitive behaviors. …

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Speech and OT

Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas offers the highest quality speech, language and occupational therapy to the pediatric population in North Texas. We provide our services with a loving, nurturing attitude toward the child and with compassionate, comprehensive support and input for the family. Our model integrates direct treatment with family support and training…

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