Language encompasses the way in which we produce ideas (expression), understand concepts (comprehension) and use the social rules for communication (pragmatics). Preschool years are a critical time for a child’s speech and language development. Children are rapidly acquiring new skills, therefore, parents may start to wonder if their child is meeting developmental milestones. Difficulties in […]
About Jaclyn Schneider
Jaclyn Goldman Schneider, M.A., CCC-SLP, received her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Speech-Language Pathology and received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Psychology and Sociology. While at Illinois, Jaclyn gained experience working with children and adults of a wide range of ages and diagnoses in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics and hospitals. She has spent time working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, various school districts, and the University of Illinois Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. Jaclyn also worked as a research assistant in a laboratory studying language abilities in adults after stroke. She is especially interested in working with children diagnosed with, Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language disorders, as well as articulation/phonological disorders. She prides herself in implementing evidence-based practices, as well as educating and including families into the therapeutic process.
Many parents may wonder, is my child normal? When it comes to speech and language development, there are certain milestones between birth to 1 year and 1 to 2 years that we would hope all children achieve. Some children may progress through these milestones faster or slower than others, but there is usually a typical […]
At a time when families are seeking treatment for their children, they may hear terms like “speech” or “language” and wonder, what’s the difference? Many children will struggle with both speech and language aspects of communication, and it is important that families understand the distinction. Speech: “Speech” can be thought of as verbal communication. It […]
School is out for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean your child has to stop working on language concepts. Using these 10 tips, you can work with your child to promote his or her language skills in a fun and meaningful way! 10 Ways to Promote Language Skills During Winter Break: Narrate Everything: Explaining what you’re […]