A Parents Guide to Apraxia
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
A Parent’s Guide to Apraxia Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be a startling issue to confront at first. Everyone’s brain develops a muscle plan for the mouth, jaw, and tongue as they are learning to speak the language(s) they are raised around. In contrast to other speech impediments, the ability for the brain to perform this task isn’t weak but rather confused – there is an overall difficulty in coordinating the shapes and movements required to make the sounds. This can cause a distortion in how they pronounce vowels and consonants, distinct separations between syllables (within a single ..read more
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Stuttering – You’re Not Alone
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Stuttering doesn’t look the same from individual to individual. Some repeat sounds and syllables, others prolong sounds, and still others interject their own sentences with filler words and noises, such as ‘um’ or ‘like’. Just as there are different ways a stutter can sound, there are different categories for stutters to fall into. Developmental stuttering, the most commonly diagnosed, often happens to children between the ages of 2 and 5 when their words are lagging behind their thoughts. Neurogenic Stuttering Neurogenic stuttering is directly correlated to a brain injury that involves signi ..read more
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Sleep Disorders and Behavioral Issues
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Children with sleep disorders can quickly find themselves with problems including learning impairments and poor behavior. Children with sleep disorders should be treated as soon as possible to manage the condition and to prevent damage to the childrens’ development. Our staff at Speech and Occupational Therapy of North Texas is trained to diagnose and treat a variety of childrens’ sleep disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea – also known as OSA – is a condition where the patient’s airways are blocked or restricted during sleep. OSA occurs most often for children when they ha ..read more
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Childhood Apraxia – When Your Child Struggles to Speak
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Childhood Apraxia – When Your Child Struggles to Speak Childhood apraxia is a speech disorder that causes children to have problems moving speech-related muscles correctly when speaking. The problem is not weak muscles; the brain itself sends incorrect signals to the body parts responsible for speech. Speech therapy is necessary to retrain childrens’ brains and to allow them to speak normally and without unnecessary struggles. Symptoms of Childhood Apraxia Diagnosing childhood apraxia can be difficult since some of its symptoms overlap with other speech disorders. Watching for symptoms that ar ..read more
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Five Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Five Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child Speech-language pathologists carry out specialized speech therapy targeted at children who have problems with speech and communication. These specialists routinely deal with articulation delays and other speech issues, ranging from minor issues like stutters and lisps to more serious conditions caused by developmental delays, motor speech disorders, Down syndrome, hearing impairment, and more. If you are parenting a child with any of these problems, here are five ways a speech-language pathologist can help your child overcome speech ..read more
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Building Blocks for Children with Speech Sound Disorders
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Building Blocks for Children with Speech Sound Disorders 78110652 – proper Developmental problems in children often cause issues with speech, articulation, and communication. The ability to communicate effectively through speech comes from a confluence of finely coordinated motor skills, a good understanding of the language and its nuances, and the mental capacity to convert thoughts into speech using the right words quickly. You might be parenting a child with speech sound disorders. In that case, it is vital to approach this problem systematically, using a simple-to-complex approach and s ..read more
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Language Stimulation for Children
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Language Stimulation for Children Language stimulation is a set of activities and procedures that a parent, guardian, or educator can perform to promote a child’s language comprehension. When used properly, language stimulation can help a child learn and understand additional words, speak in longer sentences, participate in back-and-forth communication, and learn how to use language for a variety of social situations Self-Talk Self-talk is a language stimulation technique in which the parent, guardian, or educator describes their actions before or while performing them. Self-talk is more pote ..read more
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Speech Therapy Activities Using Flashcards
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Speech Therapy Activities Using Flashcards Delays in a speech in children are a regular occurrence. Speech therapy evaluates the child’s speck ability, and the therapist can gauge how to work with them. It can help in various ways, from reducing stuttering, better speech articulation to boosting the child’s communication and expression. Flashcards in speech therapy can be either of fun and engaging pictures or of the target words you want your child to master. In general, they use flashcards in speech therapy to help make the therapy fun and help in memorizing. Flashcards Can Make Great Tools ..read more
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Creative Ways to Use Stories In Speech Therapy
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Creative Ways to Use Stories In Speech Therapy Storytelling has its healing properties. The good stories, told the right way, can enhance psychological as well as physical healing.  Storytelling as physiotherapy can be dated back to the ancient tradition of therapy. Stories have to fixate attention and appeal to the listener’s imagination as they are inherently hypnotic. So how do you use stories in speech therapy today? We Have Many Creative Ways of Using Stories in Speech Therapy Create a new story with the same words: First, write down a few target words. Practice with them and try cr ..read more
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Top 3 Proven Speech Therapy Tips When Your Child’s Speech Is Unclear
Speech & OT
by SOTadmin
1y ago
Top 3 Proven Speech Therapy Tips When Your Child’s Speech Is Unclear If you see that your two or three-year-old baby is not yet talking or is unable to construct sentences, you should check the suggestions below. The options are in line with the experts because they know more about speech development, the kind of method you will use, and the speech therapist to consult. Any child with dyspraxia or apraxia will not likely grow out of it unless they go through speech therapy. With time the child’s speech will improve, but still have difficulties and errors in understanding. With speech therapy ..read more
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