What Are the Early Signs of Apraxia? How to Overcome It?

What Are the Early Signs of Apraxia? How to Overcome It? Apraxia is a neurological condition that isn’t well understood currently. This also means that treatment modalities haven’t been fully investigated either. As such, therapists are still trying to determine what approach will work best. Partially this is because there’s still some debate as to…

Early Signs of Communication Disorder in Children

Early Signs of Communication Disorder in Children Social communication disorder happens when your child has difficulty using verbal and nonverbal language skills in social settings. This primarily happens with social cognition during social interactions. While it typically begins during your child’s early developmental period (the first three years of their life), you may not fully…

Games Useful for Developing Speech, Language, and Social Skills

Children learn by observing and the best role model is the parent. Having a home environment in which learning is rewarded and encouraged, with games that are useful for developing speech, language, and social skills will be invaluable. It is important to always keep in mind that children observe and absorb everything they watch, so…

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…

Get Ready for a Great School Experience!

Get Ready for a Great School Experience! School will be starting again before we know it!  All children (and parents!) can prepare for a smoother transition from the flexibility of summer time to the set routine of the school day. Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas serves children of all ages and many of…

Encouraging Communication in Toddlers

Parents as Partners in Language Enrichment Long before they are able to verbally communicate, babies are soaking up language across their daily routines. Everything they hear and are exposed to will help them to become effective communicators as they enter toddlerhood. There are a variety of strategies for encouraging communication in young toddlers that can…