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How Attention Affects Speech and Language Development

We all know how frustrating it feels to try to communicate with someone who is not paying attention. We have something important to say, but our conversation partner is checking her phone, looking everywhere but us, and when we ask

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Speech Generating Devices and the LAMP Program

Kid’s Creek Therapy recently hosted the LAMP conference, an event where SLPs, OTs, teachers, paraprofessionals, ABA therapists, and parents gathered to learn more about the LAMP approach to augmentative alternative communication (AAC). All of our SLPs, in addition to one

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Did You Know That Kid’s Creek Offers Music Therapy?

What is music therapy? Music Therapy is the use of music to achieve non-musical goals. Music therapists work toward similar goals to those of speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, but using music as our medium! We help improve

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What Does a Speech Language Pathologist Do?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are known by many different titles. The most common are speech therapist, SLP, or speech teacher. Many specialties encompass the field (language, articulation, fluency, voice, swallowing, pediatrics, geriatrics, aphasia) and within each specialty there are more areas

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Warning Signs for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

Did you know that 11% of children ages 3–6 have a speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorder and almost 15% of school-age children experience some degree of hearing loss? Communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in children nationwide.

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Why Structure and Consistency Are Important For Kids

Consistency and structure are beneficial both for our kiddos and for adults. It’s not something we think about a lot, but for children, what transpires during their days is largely out of their control. They don’t get to determine how

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Why Do Kids Who Don’t Have Jobs Need Occupational Therapy?

Many people equate the word “occupation” with a 9-to-5 job, clocking in and out, putting food on the table and a roof over their family’s heads, so sometimes people are confused when we say that their child could benefit from occupational

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Build Language Skills On the Go!

It may sometimes seem like a difficult task to think of language activities to play with your child, but it doesn’t have to be! You can use everyday moments and activities to encourage language and communication skills and also incorporate

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Why Oral Motor Skills Are So Crucial for Kids

The term “oral motor skills” refers to the function and use of the lips, tongue, cheeks, jaw, and hard and soft palates in swallowing and in speaking. Oral motor development actually begins in utero and continues for the first several

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Listen to Your Voice

Although it doesn’t feel that way for most of us, speaking with someone else is a complex activity. You have to be able to listen, interpret, and decide on a response, and then your brain coordinates what muscles need to

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