• Speech-Language Pathologists Help Kids

    This video from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides a good primer on the skills Speech-Language Pathologists strengthen in children.  Though this video is geared towards parents of kids with autism, SLPs works on many of these same skills using similar techniques with children who do not have autism.  SLPs’ work on communication skills is generally known, but many people are unaware of SLPs’ work on eating problems and social skills.

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  • Scientific Learning and Fast ForWord

    Effective Communication is a provider of Scientific Learning software, including Fast ForWord®.  Fast ForWord differs from other interventions because it was developed by neuroscientists to strengthen the key pathways in the brain that help children learn.  Building and strengthening these pathways lead students of all ages to pay closer attention to their teachers, absorb information faster, and remember what they are taught.  The program addresses reading and language skills, while ... Read More...

  • 11 Questions for Parents of Children Ages 36 to 60 Months

    quick questions parents should answer to make sure children are developing normal speech and language skills

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  • 7 Questions for Parents of Children Ages 24 to 36 Months

    7 quick questions for parents of children 24-36 months old to make sure they are developing normal speech and language skills

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  • 9 Questions for Parents of Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    Here are 9 quick questions parents of 12-24 month old toddlers should answer to make sure children are developing normal speech and language skills:

    1. Does your toddler understand simple directions, especially with vocal or visual cues? ... Read More...