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…

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…

Language Intervention in Autism: The Implications of Neurobiological Research

Language Intervention in Autism: The Implications of Neurobiological Research Anne Bramlett, MS, CCC/SLP At Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas, we encourage our therapists to acquire specialized training for the populations we serve.  We recently provided a fantastic opportunity for continuing education credits.  Many of our therapists attended this great webinar regarding the implications…

Will Speaking Two Languages in the Home Negatively Impact Language Development in Children?

Bilingual Environments – Impact on Language Development We live in a multicultural environment!  It is exciting to experience the cuisine and customs that are becoming a part of our community.  At one time, a third generation Texan might wonder what was being said between two shoppers conversing in Spanish in the grocery aisle.  Now, we…

Milieu Training for Pediatric Speech Therapy

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines milieu as “the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops: environment.” Sometimes referred to as incidental teaching, milieu communication training (MCT) is an evidence based intervention that has been effective with language disorders related to developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders and late-talkers.  It has also been…