DIAGNOSIS The diagnosis of a child with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is best performed by a licensed speech-language pathologist experienced in CAS and the principles of speech motor planning and coordination. Speech-language pathologists are prepared to differentially diagnose speech production disorders, considering the quality of speech difficulty, typical development, delay vs. disorder, etc. Young […]
Blending Approaches to Autism
Are you confused about all the different therapy methods for children on the autism spectrum? Which one is right for your child? Which one is right for your family? How do you decide? In the arena of communication alone, there are abundant methods that are grounded in science and research for children on the autism […]
AAC – Alternative & Augmentative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication When a child is struggling to develop speech skills, we can and often should provide another robust system. This is critical to develop language skills and functional communication skills when speech skills lag. The goal is to minimize the disruption of typical communication, social and language skill development while working hard […]
Is Speech Therapy Working?
How do you know if speech therapy is working? How do you know if your child is getting the best speech therapy possible? How can you be sure of the quality of the services you receive? You can confirm that your child is getting the best speech therapy possible by considering The Three Ms: Methods, […]