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August 12, 2020
Augmentative Alternative Communication
AAC stands for Augmentative Alternative Communication. It is an alternative way to communicate without words. It can include gestures, sign language, picture exchange, and communication devices. If your child is over the age of two and is not talking or very unintelligible then yes, AAC is very appropriate! Think how frustrated your child might be...
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speech therapy device
The day has arrived! Finally you’ve received your child’s speech generating device (SGD) in the mail. You open the box with anticipation and turn it on. You hand it to your child ready for their world to open, and they throw it on the ground?!?. This is not an uncommon response for several reasons. At...
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PROMPT therapy stands for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. During PROMPT therapy, the speech therapist will touch and move the patient’s tongue, lips, jaw, and cheeks to help elicit and correct certain sounds. All the PROMPTS are done on the outside of the face. When most people think of PROMPT they think of...
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childhood apraxia of speech
This is a difficult question to answer, as there are many schools of thought on the diagnosis and treatment of Apraxia of Speech. While Speech Apraxia affects people of all ages and manifests itself differently from one person to the next, Speech Apraxia in adults is much different from that of a child. For adults,...
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