Why Read To Your Child?

The most important gift you can give a young child is an expansive vocabulary. Within the joint statement of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the assertion that, “the single most important...

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To develop children’s expressive and receptive language it is essential that they are read to on a regular basis. Ideally, they should not only be read to, but also actively engaged in discussions about the pictures and the story itself. There are four...

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What is Phonological Awareness and Why is it Important?

Phonological Awareness (P.A.) is referred to as awareness of one’s own thinking about the sound structures of language. P.A. refers to a person’s ability to attend to, discriminate and manipulate sounds at the phoneme (sound), word and sentence level. It also...

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Intervention to Develop Grammar in School-Age Children

School-aged children who are experiencing difficulties in school with expressive and receptive language benefit immensely with intervention targeting grammar. To make substantial change and progress in their language intensive intervention is necessary. Children who...

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is described as a speech condition that impairs a child’s ability to plan the motor movements of the lips, tongue and jaw, which are the parts of the mouth that are used to produce clear and...

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The Science of Reading

WHAT do children need? They need to be taught: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency and Vocabulary WHY do they need these skills? Early, explicit, and systematic instruction in phonics, along with directinstruction in phonological awareness, can...

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Bilingual Children and Language Development

Do bilingual children develop their language slower than monolingual children? Bilingualism is defined as the ability to learn and use two languages in everyday living. Children who are bilingual, in general, are under referred to Speech Pathologists due to general...

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Phonological Disorder: Phoneme Collapse

This is a term used to describe the situation when a child uses a single consonant sound in place of other consonant sounds. The more extensive the phoneme collapse is, the more unintelligible the child’s speech, due to the large number of sounds that are being...

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