Articulation and Phonology…What do these terms mean?

Speech-language pathologists address many kinds of delays and disorders which impact communication, feeding and swallowing.  However, many families are most familiar with speech therapy as a treatment for children with articulation or intelligibility challenges.  Historically, this has been a major area of practice for speech-language pathologists, particularly with the pediatric population.  For families in Plano…

Strategies for Success

Pediatric Occupational Therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession which helps children develop skills for life.  If you consider the different aspects of a child’s life, such as play, interacting with others, hygiene and self-help skills, you can see that these encompass the work or “occupations” of childhood.  Plano occupational therapy is available for the pediatric…

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…

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. …