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 first year, and seek help. No one should assume that a silent 2-year-old is a budding genius; silence may be a sign of hearing loss or… 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 ADVANCE Magazine April 19, 1999. Part I: Straws Using Simple Tools in Oral-Motor Therapy By Sara Rosenfield-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP, and Diana F. Manning Film writers and… 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 first developed for school based SLPs. In the following chart Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Profound refers to the severity of the child’s speech disorder. Know the… Read More

One on One Therapy

A Review of Apraxia Remediation The Cherab Foundation gratefully acknowledges permission to print the following, cited by Jennifer Hecker, a parent advocate for her apraxic son, Reed. “The type of treatment appeared to influence whether patients improved. More patients improved and improvement was greater in Group A, individual stimulus-response treatment, than in Group B, group treatment. These result imply the way to treat AOS… Read More