January 28, 2019

LAMP stands for Language Acquisition through Motor Planning and is "a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal, or have limited verbal abilities, a method of independently and spontaneou...

August 14, 2018

Although we have  rooms packed with fun toys, speech therapy isn't always all fun and games. For some clients, especially ones who have been in therapy for many years, it can be hard work and even aversive. Speech therapy can be difficult for a client for a variety of...

July 11, 2018

Being able to speak a language connects us to people, culture, and family. Now imagine being able to speak 2 or even 3 languages. You become part of new communities, new cultures, and in many cases closer to our families. The census bureau released data from 2013 stati...

June 12, 2018

In April the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its update of the estimated autism prevalence. This estimate was based off an analysis of 2014 medical records and educational records of 8 year old children from 11 sites across the US. 

The new esti...

June 6, 2018

Play is often called "the work of children," because it is such an integral part of their development. Children learn how to interact with their environment, create, problem solve and most importantly acquire speech, language and social-emotional skills. As children gr...

May 10, 2018

Spring is here! There are so many fun spring themed activities, such as growing flowers, paining pictures, and my personal favorite TEA PARTIES!

There are so many components to creating a tea party which makes it such a fun activity to work on language!

This Tea Party is...

March 27, 2018

Reinforcement is a common occurrence throughout our daily lives. Receiving a pay check from our work or getting a compliment from our friend- these are forms of reinforcement. Some kinds of reinforcement are more predictable that others, and some take longer to achieve...

March 9, 2018

What is Joint Attention?

This refers to when two people share interest in the same object or event, and they both understand that they are both interested in the same object. 

This emerges in children at around 9 months of age and should be well established by 18 moths o...

Yes! I am going to Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, this summer, to participate in one of the most intensive and advanced training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech!  

It is organized by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).  On their web...

February 21, 2018

What is childhood apraxia of speech?

Childhood apraxia of speech, or CAS, is a motor speech disorder that occurs in children. CAS is a neurological based disorder that is present at birth and has to do with problems in the nervous system. Children with CAS know exactly...

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