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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

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 … from a parent Written By Lisa Geng in 2000 My son Tanner was diagnosed with both severe oral as well as verbal apraxia, but each child… 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

Why Early Intervention?

by Lisa Geng 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… Read More

Feeding Strategies to Increase Sensory Organization

by Michelle A. Ortega, M.S., CCC-SLP Michelle Ortega was our speaker for our June, 2000 meeting and is Tanner’s private Speech and Language Pathologist. If you found the above information helpful, you may also want to read Mealtime… Read More

Why underlying speech and language disorders in conditions from ADHD and autism to dyslexia and DSI need to be addressed

Even though speech and language disorders are the number one disability in children, and on the rise for some reason, genetic or environmental or both, and even though the importance of early detection and treatment to children exhibiting… Read More

A Letter To Parents Who Have A Child That Is A Late Talker First Written 7/4/00 and Update from 10/03

Acknowledgment from The Late Talker book: “”…Thanks to my two boys, Dakota and Tanner. Your communication delays were a motivating wake-up call to do something to help both of you and others. Your success from early intervention is an inspiration,… Read More