It is common for young children to make certain sound substitutions as their speech and language skills are developing. One example is substituting /t/ for /k/ (e.g. saying “tar” instead of “car”); another is substituting /d/ for /g/ (e.g. saying “do” instead of “go”). By the age of 3, however, most typically-developing children are able […]
About Mary Bremer
Mary Bremer is a certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) with experience and passion for working with the pediatric population. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in Communicative Disorders. Mary has spent nearly two years servicing a diverse pediatric population at The Pediatric Place in La Grange, Illinois, an outpatient rehabilitation setting. There she treated children who presented with oral-motor deficits, feeding deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological impairments, voice and fluency disorders. Mary has additional experience working with children in elementary schools, as well as experience working with adults suffering from traumatic brain injuries at Marianjoy Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois. Mary is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is also a credentialed Early Intervention (E.I.) provider.
Brushing your teeth. Bathing every day. Washing your hands after using the restroom. These are all forms of hygiene that most adults practice regularly and are certain to instill in their own children as well. Although, one form of hygiene that people often dismiss is vocal hygiene. Taking steps to maintain a healthy voice is […]
As toddlers are developing their speech and language skills, there are a number of articulation errors that are typical. A common articulation error that a 2-year old may make is substituting the /t/ sound for /k/. For example, the child may say “tat” for “cat,” “tar” for “car” or “bite” for “bike.” By the age […]