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Can You Just Do Your Own Child’s Therapy?

Below is a transcript of the video above. Any error in grammar or spelling is totally the Google Translate apps fault. Any brilliance is attributed God.  If your child has a developmental delay, can you provide therapy for your own child instead of hiring or seeking...

Famous People Who Received Speech Therapy

Tiger Woods had a terrible stutter and received speech therapy through school for it. It later helped to inspire him to open the Tiger Woods Learning Center in 2006. “The words got lost, you know, somewhere between the brain and the mouth. And it was very difficult,...

What Age Should A Child Start Talking

What Age Should A Child Start Talking? One of the most common questions that parents have is “when should my child start talking?” Although all children are different, there are some general guidelines to follow in regards to your child’s speech and language...

Why Does My Child Repeat What I Ask Them

Mom to son: "Do you want juice?" Son: "Do you want juice?" Mom: "No, I said do you want something to drink. You say yes or no." Son: "Yes or no."   Why does this child repeat the question ask of them?   Echolalia is defined as the tendency to repeat words...

Why Some Kids Behave Bad

One of our bald Occupational Therapists (see the Staff page for who that might be) once treated a child who was pretty much non-verbal.   The child had some aggression issues. When the child became frustrated he would lean over and pull your hair. As you can...

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy

Here are some “red flags” to look for in each area:   Receptive Language Difficulty following one or two-step commands Requires visual or tactile cues to follow commands or complete tasks   Expressive Language Uses very few words and/or is quiet most of the...

How Vision Affects Handwriting And School Performance

Little Susie and the Occupational Therapist are playing with blocks. The therapist makes a design with 5 blocks and asks Susie to copy it. She is focused, squinting her eyes and turning her head to one side and tries her best.   She keeps re-building her design,...