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

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

  What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? By Hallie Bulkin   I recently spoke at a local support group for moms of children with special needs. I noticed a trend where many questions and discussions tied back to the topic of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). The one commonality between many of the moms was Continue reading

Bubble Magic

Bubble Magic By Hallie Bulkin There is nothing more magical than…BUBBLES. As a pediatric speech language pathologist, bubbles are something I keep in my tool belt at all times! In the speech world bubbles are key to communication. Why are bubbles MAGICAL? I have seen non-verbal children and children with very limited language skills make spontaneous Continue reading

Does My Preschooler Stutter?

  Does My Preschooler Stutter? By Hallie Bulkin Since the beginning of this year I have screened a number of children whose primary speech-language concern was stuttering. The frequency has increased and led to many conversations with parents and teachers. I chose to focus on this topic this month to help educate you as a parent Continue reading

Fall & Thanksgiving Speech & Language Activities

Fall & Thanksgiving Speech & Language Activities By Hallie Bulkin   One of the best ways to teach a child a new skill is to center it around a fun activity. Most preschool children will not sit at a table and complete “drill” work. So the alternative is to find a relevant theme and make Continue reading