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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What Is the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety?

If you suspect your hearing has gotten worse, or if you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be feeling anxious. Anxiety, which is a persistent heightened state of alert, is normal with any stressful situation, including those related to your health and …

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Does a Tongue Tie or a Lip Tie Cause Speech Disorders?

Typically, a speech disorder co-exists with lip and/or tongue-tie. Despite years of research that have shown inconclusive results or no effects on speech production via tongue-tie release and/or lip tie release, people are still having surgery to “fix” speech impairments in children. However, research has …

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How to Read an Audiogram

By: Dr. Carrie Raz, AuD, CCC-A So, you had a hearing test done and don’t understand what the graph means. This is to help break down what it all means for you to better understand your test results. It is color coded and labeled for …

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Shopping for Hearing Aids

By: Michelle L. Saltarrelli, AuD,CCC-A/SLP Under Medicare Age? This what to look for or to stay clear from: Check insurance benefits. Most decent insurance plans will provide some assistance towards the purchase of hearing aids. Will they cover 100% maybe or maybe not, but something …

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Autism; Inconsistent Expressive Skills

Why is my child with Autism inconsistent with their expressive skills? We see so many children in our clinic who have received a diagnosis of Autism, but for each child that means something different. For one child, this means they can’t quite ‘read the room’ …

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What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear

Have you ever had something stuck in your ear? Part of a cotton swab is probably the most common thing to get stuck in an ear. However, people have had bugs, beads, batteries, and other foreign objects stuck in their ears. In most cases, you …

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