As a parent, you may wonder, “Is my child talking enough?” or “Is my child’s language age-appropriate?” While it is common for parents and caregivers to compare their child’s performance to that of their siblings or peers, it is important to remember that there are many factors determining your child’s speech and language development. Each […]
About Katie Hesch
Katie Hesch, MS CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist with experience and love for working with the pediatric population. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science and her Master of Science degree from Indiana State University in Communication Disorders. Katie worked with pediatric clients during her graduate studies at Indiana State University and during her hospital externship with Lakeland Healthcare in Niles and St. Joseph, MI. She also completed a placement in the school setting at the elementary and high school levels. Her experience includes work with autism, language, feeding, articulation, reading, and phonological disorders. Katie is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction and holds a Professional Educator’s License through the state of Illinois. One of her speech pathology loves is language therapy. She enjoys incorporating and targeting language in functional ways through the use of daily routines and family-specific activities.
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What is expressive language? Are you concerned that your child is not verbally communicating effectively? If so, your child may be having difficulty with expressive language. You might be able to guess that expressive language is the language that we verbally produce (sounds, words, sentences, etc.); however, it also includes the components of phonology, morphology, syntax, […]