Dyslexia is a disorder in individuals who have difficulty acquiring the language skills of reading, writing and spelling despite having average to above average intelligence.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder which is based on a collection of characteristics. Due to the nature of a “spectrum” disorder, there is varying degrees of severity and presentation of the characteristics associated with ASD. No two children with ASD are alike.
We frequently hear from parents with children between 2 - 4 years that their child is stuttering. In most cases it is NOT stuttering. The bumpy speech is caused by sudden growth in their preschooler’s language. But real stuttering also starts between the ages of 2-4 years. So how can you tell if it's real stuttering?
Your child or loved one needs a speech-language pathologist. Where do you begin? The internet is saturated with names of sole practitioners or companies offering their speech services. How do you decide which speech-language pathologist to hire for your loved one? Here is a list of the top 5 considerations for hiring a speech-language pathologist.
Between birth and 1 year of age, a child’s speech, language and social play skills are developing so quickly that it is difficult to know if your child is meeting his developmental milestones. Here is a breakdown to let you know what you should expect and when you should be concerned.
A lisp is often referred to as cute until a certain age when a parent begins to question if this should really still be happening. How does a parent really know when a lisp should disappear? The following information will help you identify what a lisp is, and when therapy is indicated.
You have heard the phrase, “Don’t compare your child to other children!” In some cases this is good advice. You should not be comparing your child to an overly precocious child who is above average in speech and language development. You know the child – the little girl in your son’s preschool who started talking in 8 word sentences before she turned two! But how do you know if your child is delayed?
A common question that I get from parents who are wondering about the optimal location for speech therapy is: “Should we do it at home or come to your clinic?”. Generally speaking we find that children of all ages do better in ...
We are in the age of electronics. Children are proficient with remote controls and tablets at an increasingly younger age. Are books getting left in the dust? Are books now an old-fashioned form of entertainment that is now forgotten? We certainly hope not!
Thinking of a fun and educational gift can be a challenge. Here are a few of our favourite toys that help promote speech and language development (all toys are available at amazon.ca).