How Long Will My Child Need Speech Therapy?

  This is a common question that most parents ask when preparing to start their child in speech, language and/or feeding therapy. And my answer is always the same, “it depends on various factors.” As a parent, this seemingly ambiguous response is frustrating! I get that. But please understand this is the hardest question for Continue reading

When Was The Last Time Your Child’s Hearing Was Checked?

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO), “three million children under the age of 18 have some hearing loss including four out of every thousand newborns.” While that may not sound like much, it is quite an astounding number! Especially since it is directly related to delays in speech Continue reading

Will Using Sign Delay My Child’s Speech?

…NO! Simply put, it will NOT delay your child’s speech. It is a misconceived notion that using sign language with your young child will delay their ability to speak. The research shows quite the opposite and is in support of using sign language to help your child become verbal. In other words, sign language can Continue reading