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How Can the ‘Language Processing Hierarchy’ Help My Child?

How Can the ‘Language Processing Hierarchy’ Help My Child?

WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE PROCESSING HIERARCHY? The Language Processing Hierarchy is a way of organizing fundamental language skills, based on the book, ‘The Source for Processing Disorders’ by Gail J. Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  Her work is more complex than I can describe...

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Make ‘Vocalic R’ Practice FUN! The ‘R’ Warm-Up Cheer

Make ‘Vocalic R’ Practice FUN! The ‘R’ Warm-Up Cheer

Sometimes kids get discouraged while working on vocalic ‘R’, because it can take days or months for them to get it right.  To lighten up the mood and help them feel where their tongue should go, I do the ‘R Warmup Cheer’.  The idea is to get them to produce ‘Y’...

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Why Doesn’t The School SLP Spend More Time With My Child?

Why Doesn’t The School SLP Spend More Time With My Child?

WHY DOESN’T THE SCHOOL SLP SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY CHILD? If you have a child receiving speech services through your public school, you may be surprised to learn that he or she is only receiving 20-30 minutes of therapy a week, and that time is often shared with other...

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My 6 Favorite Speech Therapy Tools

My 6 Favorite Speech Therapy Tools

MY 6 FAVORITE SPEECH TOOLS   MR. MOUTH – or whatever it’s called.  This is great for showing kids where to put their tongue.  It’s actually a puppet, although I haven’t been able to puppetize it successfully, if that’s even a word.  But the kids like it and it...

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Get the Most Out of Online Speech Therapy

Get the Most Out of Online Speech Therapy

ONLINE SPEECH THERAPY – GET THE MOST OUT OF IT! Not all online therapy is created equal.  Here’s how to make sure your child is getting the most out of her online speech-therapy sessions. HAVE A GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION USE A GOOD MICROPHONE OR HEADSET HAVE GOOD...

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What Sound is My Child Mispronouncing

What Sound is My Child Mispronouncing

Does your child have speech sound errors, but you’re not sure which ones?  Let me give you some examples to help you figure it out.  I’ll start with some of the more common ones. L and Initial R – These are often mispronounced with a ‘W’ sound, like  ‘wabbit’ for...

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Where to Get Help For Your Child’s Speech-Language Disorder

Where to Get Help For Your Child’s Speech-Language Disorder

Hi, I hope you’ve already had a chance to watch my video, How to Tell If My Child Has a Speech-Language Disorder.  In this video, I’ll tell you how to get help for your child.  There are multiple avenues to receive speech-language therapy, some that are free to you....

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Parents Can Help With Their Child’s Speech-Language Disorder

Parents Can Help With Their Child’s Speech-Language Disorder

Hi, I hope you’ve already had a chance to watch my video, How to Tell If My Child Has a Speech-Language Disorder.  In this video, I’ll summarize the importance of parents being involved in their child’s speech and language therapy.  Research shows that parents who...

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Does Your Child Have a Speech-Language Disorder?

Does Your Child Have a Speech-Language Disorder?

Hi, my name is Carol Edgel, and I’m a certified speech-language pathologist.  During my years of teaching, I’ve noticed that parents often can see that their child is struggling with communication, but they don’t know exactly what to call it, or how to help.  Even the...

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