Hearing Loss and a Speech Therapist

Did you know that age is the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults aged 20-69, with the greatest amount of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 age group? (Hoffman HJ, Dobie RA, Losonczy KG, Themann CL, Flamme GA. Declining Prevalence of Hearing Loss in …

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Phonological Awareness

What is phonological awareness? Phonological awareness is an umbrella term that means one’s sensitivity and ability to manipulate units of sound by words (e.g., dog, puppy), syllables (e.g., /dog/, /pu/ /ppy/), onset and rhyme (e.g., /d/ and /og/, /p/ and /uppy/), and phonemes (e.g., /d/ …

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Feeding Disorders: What is it?

What is a Feeding Disorder? Feeding disorders are problems with a range of eating activities that may or may not include problems with swallowing. Pediatric feeding disorder is “impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial …

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Gaining Good Behaviors from Children: Staying Positive!

Positive reinforcement encourages learning (Tripp, 2022). Providing positive reinforcement can be an effective way to increase the behaviors you want from your child. Children who are positively reinforced for their good work are better motivated to keep working hard. This technique rewards the behaviors you …

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Promoting Positive Mealtime Habits

For many parents, mealtime can seem like the ultimate battle. Your child just won’t eat the meal you’ve spent time preparing for them, wants to leave the table to go get another toy, or wants a sweet treat 10 minutes after they refused to eat …

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