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Writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success

Writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success Barbara D. Bateman, Ph.D., J.D. Secondary Education and Beyond Learning Disabilities Association 1995 (currently out of print) Article Outline I. Introduction II. Developing the IEP III. Transition Planning I. INTRODUCTION The post-school success rates… Read More

Why Early Intervention?

Why Early Intervention when he’s just a late talker? “We now know the earlier the intervention, the better the brain can reorganize.” Today, parents are generally told to look for signs of delay early, even in a baby’s… Read More

Therapeutic Use Of Fish Oil for Apraxia, Autism and Other Communication Impairments

“Every so often, scientists really do discover a substance of transformative power, one with the ability to cure the previously incurable and improve the quality of life for the rest of us. Omega-3 fatty acids — a component… Read More

Horns as therapy tools By Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson MS CCC-SLP

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson M.S., CCC/SLP is on the advisory board for the Cherab Foundation “Horns as therapy tools”, By Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S.,CCC-SLP Published in ADVANCE Magazine May 31, 1999 and “Straws as therapy tools”, By Sara RosenfeldJohnson, M.S.,CCC-SLP, Published in… Read More

Speech Therapy Matrix

Guideline for Speech-Language Eligibility Criteria/Matrix for Schools In addition to a diagnosis such as apraxia, dysarthria, phonological impairment etc. it’s important to know the severity level of your child’s diagnosis when seeking appropriate therapy.  This matrix which was… Read More

Parent Friendly Signs of Verbal Apraxia

See also: A Reason to Know the Signs of Oral Apraxia Parent-friendly signs of oral apraxia Parent-friendly soft signs Parent-friendly signs of limb apraxia … from a parent Written By Lisa Geng in 2000 My son Tanner was… Read More

Possible Oral Apraxia or Oral Motor Warning Signs

There are two types of oral motor problems. Oral Apraxia is a disorder where the child, who typically is a “late talker” is unable to coordinate and/or initiate movement of their jaw, lips and tongue (articulators) on command…. Read More

Strategies to Enhance Mealtime Behaviors

by Michelle A. Ortega, M.S., CCC-SLP 1. Make a point to set a calm, relaxing tone for the mealtime. Control the lighting, sound and movement in the eating environment. 2. Establish “sitting behaviors”: Make sure the child is… Read More

Fish oil capsules help children with speech disorders find their voices

Published in Englemed Health News Look Who’s Talking Now: Fish oil capsules help children with speech disorders find their voices A simple fish oil supplement may be the key to dramatically unlock the voices of children with speech… Read More

Why Early Intervention?

  All of us hear the same thing “just a late talker” Which may be the case. However early intervention therapy is harmless -and it may stimulate your child to speak even sooner. If your child begins to speak fluently after… Read More