Have you ever wondered if your child is on track for “typical” language development? The following red flag checklist can help give you a general idea if your child is not following typical patterns of development. It is important to note that some children develop language a few months earlier or later than these general […]
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Speech and language pathologists may use the term “expressive language” when describing the needs of your child. To better understand expressive language it is important to understand its definition and use. Expressive language is the output of language to communicate a want, need, thought, or idea. Expressive language is a combination of one or more […]
“I wish I could help my child talk more”. Well… You can! Expressive language can be elicited in a number of different ways. Most of the toys or activities you already have in your home can help your child begin to talk more and practice expressive language skills. 10 Expressive Language Activities: Books: Books are a […]
Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. When a child is born with tongue-tie they have an unusually short thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethering the bottom of the tongue to the floor of their mouth. Symptoms of tongue-tie (ankyloglossia): The child may have difficulty sticking […]
“Just take a bite!” “Just try it!” “One bite and you can eat the rest of your food.” Does this sound all too familiar to you? Do you recognize this battle during mealtime? Your child may have a food texture aversion. Signs your child may have a texture aversion: Only accepting a narrow range of […]
Is your child a thumb sucker? Rest assured that most thumb sucking behaviors are normal. Infants can turn to thumbs or pacifiers as a great way to self-sooth. For the first two years of life, thumb sucking should not be a cause for worry. However, problems can occur when thumb sucking persists […]