Pediatric Speech Therapy

Language Skills- Pediatric ST Video

Kids Place celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month. Check out this video from Lauryn, Stephanie, and Paige, Speech Therapists at Kids Place Central, to learn more about how you can improve your child’s receptive and expressive language skills at home. For more information, please visit: Receptive and Expressive Language Skills – Examples Encouraging Early Developing…

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Encouraging Early Developing Social Language Skills

Encouraging Early Developing Social Language Skills Kids Place Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist “Pragmatic language” refers to how we interact with others in a socially appropriate manner. It not only includes what we say but also nonverbal cues, such as the tone of voice we use, facial expressions and body language. Social language skills begin developing…

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Reading Books to Children with Language Delays

Reading Books to Children with Language Delays By Pam Cooper, CCC-SLP Kids Place West Speech and Feeding Therapist A language delay is the slow or late acquisition of language abilities in comparison to their same-aged peers. Children with language delays often lack exposure to vocabulary and environments that allow for learning and understanding. Reading books…

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Understanding Speech Sound Disorders

Understanding Speech Sound Disorders Kids Place West Speech Language Pathologists Speech sound disorders are what the pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist is most well-known for treating.  There is the classic case of a child who says “wabbit” instead of rabbit,” or the child who lisps. But what exactly are speech sound disorders?  Let’s talk about the basics…

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The Benefits of Co-Treating

The Benefits of Co-Treating By Amanda Bruce, MS, OTR/L and Stacy Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP Kids Place Pediatric Therapists Many parents new to pediatric therapy are unfamiliar with the term “co-treat.”  Short for co-treatment, this refers to two different therapy disciplines working with one child at the same time.  For example, your child may receive treatment…

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Reading Strategies for Increased Speech and Language Skills

Reading Strategies for Increased Speech and Language Skills Kids Place Pediatric Speech Therapists Reading.  This word generally carries an automatic association with school and academic learning.  However, many parents may not realize that in addition to academic growth, reading can also help develop a child’s speech and language skills.  Here are some of the ways…

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Encouraging Effective Communication

Encouraging Effective Communication and Discouraging Negative Behavior By Katy Moakley, CFY-SLP Kids Place Pediatric Speech Therapist When children are learning how to communicate, they learn that their actions influence your actions (cause and effect). This is the basis of communication. In order to get what they want, children will use the simplest, most effective option.…

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