Many people look forward to fall for the start of football season and back-to-school; however, it can also be an intimidating time for children who struggle with social interaction with peers. For some kids, talking with friends comes naturally. Other kids need some help. If your child finds it difficult to strike up a conversation […]
About Caitlin Brady
Caitlin is an ASHA certified Speech-language Pathologist with an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent two wonderful years working for Illinois' Early Intervention Program where she was both a certified therapist and initial evaluator. Other pediatric experiences include graduate-level outplacements in Pittsburgh's Children's Institute and the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Caitlin also spent two years working in the University of Pittsburgh's pediatric language and literacy lab and presented her research on the effect of name length on early literacy skills at the American Speech and Hearing Association's (ASHA) 2010 convention in Philadelphia. Caitlin's master's comprehensive project at the University of Pittsburgh focused on pediatric fluency disorders and a comprehensive approach to therapy in school-age children. Caitlin is a member of ASHA, the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and is CPR-certified. She has completed the AAC Institute's self-study program. Caitlin is an avid runner and runs in a number of charity events every year. She is also proud to volunteer her time to Habitat for Humanity and is an active board member and mentor in Chicago HOPE, a non-profit that provides scholarships and mentoring. In her spare time, she loves to read and go to the park with her husband and 1-year-old vizsla dog, Charlie.
Articulation Disorder. Phonological Process. What’s the difference between these two terms, and why is it important to understand how they are different? Articulation Disorder: An Articulation Disorder involves difficulties producing sounds. Sounds may be substituted, omitted, added or deleted in an articulation disorder. For example, a child who says “dut” for “duck” is substituting the […]
A Phonological Disorder involves a pattern of speech sound errors. For example, if a child consistently substitutes the “t” sound for the “k” sound, this is the phonological process of “fronting.” Speech sound errors are very common in young children; however, if an error persists after the expected age of extinction, he or she may […]
Most of us taking eating and swallowing for granted. These actions come naturally and allow us to eat our meals peacefully. However, for some children, feeding and swallowing disorders make these natural reflexes and muscle actions difficult. Read on to understand more about feeding and swallowing disorders and for red flags that your child may […]