“Myofunctional therapy is a specifically prescribed regimen of exercises designed to correct oral facial muscle imbalance and deviant swallow patterns. It is an ancillary program used in conjunction with and to enhance necessary and appropriate dental, medical, and speech treatment. Continue reading “What is Orofacial Myofunctional therapy?”
Speech and language services can be provided in a variety of settings. For children, the two main speech therapy options taken for services are either school based or private speech therapy. So, what is the difference? Continue reading “What Are Some Speech Therapy Options?”
Summer is filled with so many fun activities that we can do with our kids. Swimming, hiking, going to the beach, play dates, the list goes on. There is one more activity that I highly encourage you to engage in with your children. Playing games!!! Continue reading “Kids Benefit from Playing Games”
When I am first contacted by a parent who is curious about starting their child in speech therapy, 9 out of 10 times they ask me “How long will my child be in speech therapy?” It is such a good question, yet one with no definite answer. Continue reading “How Long Will My Child be in Speech Therapy?”
“How young is too young?” “My child is a boy, so shouldn’t I expect him to talk late?” “I was a late-talker, so it is fine that my child is too.” “At what age should I consider speech therapy for my child?” When is early speech intervention appropriate?
Many parents are not exactly sure when their child should begin to talk. As a Speech Language Pathologist, one of the most common questions I get asked is: When should my child start talking?