My child receives speech-language services in school, what can I do at home?

So, your child has just been evaluated for special education services in the school setting and is receiving speech therapy in school. There are many different ways that you can help your child’s therapy carryover at home! First, make sure you have a copy of your child’s “Individualized Education Plan,” or IEP. This will list each goal/objective that your child …

Speech Therapy For Adults: We Can Help With That

Who Can I Help?   “Oh, so you work with kids who have lisps?” As a Speech Language Pathologist, I’m used to this response from people when I tell them what I do. And while, yes, articulation is part of my job, it’s only a small part. In fact, working with adults is a large part of an SLP’s scope …

Meet Our New Behavior Therapist- Melissa Laco

Melissa Laco is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Special Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from John Carroll University.

3 Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

From the minute your child is born “BACK IS BEST” is tattooed onto your brain. We are so fearful to reposition our baby on their belly that we forget how important supervised tummy time is to their motor development.

Super Stylish Shoe Guide for Kids Who Wear Orthotics

Parents with children who wear special orthotics can relate to the dreaded task of putting on their child’s shoes. From placing orthotics properly on your child’s foot, to making sure their foot is far enough in the shoe for appropriate fit, the typical task of putting on shoes becomes a work out!

YouTube: An Effective Tool for Increasing Social Competence in Middle Schoolers

The social pressure cooker that is middle school can be a challenging time for both parents and students. For students with delayed social skills, it can be even more difficult to keep up with the ever changing social landscape. To boot, things like social media and cell phones increasingly compete for their attention. So, for those socially impacted kids, the …

A Super Effective Reading Strategy to Engage Children While Reading

Reading with your child just 15 minutes a day can have a positive life-long impact on learning.   Getting your little one engaged is more meaningful than how many books you read in that short amount of time because quality is more important than quantity. There are many reading strategies to engage small children and one of the easiest to remember …

The Secret Sensory System: Is it Impacting Your Child?

The sensory system is something that we are all familiar with. Typically, when the sensory system is mentioned the first things that spring into your mind are some of your favorite things like the smell of the holidays, the sight of a sunset, the taste of a warm cookie, the sound of the ocean, and the touch of your comfiest blanket …