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…

So, What is a Morpheme?

Depending on a families experiences, the understanding of pediatric speech therapy varies.  Some may see the speech-language pathologist as the expert to consult for communication challenges.  The ability to initiate and carry on a conversation, respond to others, turn take with activities and follow instructions would all be examples of communication skills. Others may think…

Evidence Based Practices for Pediatric Speech Therapy Richardson

Speech Therapy addresses language and production aspects of communication.  Speech and language therapy treats 5 domains; semantics, pragmatics, phonology, morphology,  and syntax.  Semantics has to do with meaning, so in a sense, vocabulary.  Pragmatics addresses the social communicative aspect of language.  Phonology relates to sound production, with the smallest sound segment being a phoneme.  Morphology…