Signs of Delayed Speech & Language Development

Children develop at different rates, but there are some guidelines for knowing if your child is generally on track in his or her development. Knowing what is and is not typical for a child’s speech and language development can help parents know if their child is on track or if there is a cause for…

The Right Professional for Communication Disorders

Parents sometimes ask themselves, “Is my child progressing normally with speech” or “does my child have a communication disorder”?  Children advance with communication at different rates, with some starting slowly and others seemingly developing spoken language overnight.  It can be hard to know if a child needs assistance.  Over time, a body of research has…

Do Toddler Language Skills Impact Social and Emotional Development? Absolutely!

Do Toddler Language Skills impact Social & Emotional Development? Absolutely! We all know that language development in young children is important.  Observing a prelinguistic communications, like waving bye-bye, or pointing to a toy, much like witnessing the first step, are treasured milestones.  As parents we know intuitively that these actions mean our child is thinking about…

Garland & Murphy Area Occupational Therapists as Early Childhood Specialists

Pediatric Occupational therapists are considered early childhood specialists in their area of expertise.  Occupational therapists who work in the field of early childhood help children develop purposeful activities (occupations).   Feeding, play, interaction, and movement activities are examples of occupations for children.  For young children with developmental challenges in these areas, it is important to have…