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3 Reasons Why School-Based Therapy Is Not Enough for Your Child

Your kids have spent the summer splashing in pools, eating ice cream, and staying up way past their bedtime. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, they’ll be trading in those swimsuits for backpacks. If your child has been receiving private speech, language, or occupational therapy services this summer, you may be…

Debunking the Myths About Speech Therapy

Have you ever heard a conversation that went something like this? Worried Mom – “I’m really concerned about my child’s speech. She’s two and half and doesn’t seem to be saying many words yet.” Encouraging Friend – “Hmmm, well, maybe her older brother is just talking for her too much.” Worried Mom – “Honestly, he…

Preschools Aren’t All Created Equal

Choosing the right childcare facility for your kiddo is a tough decision! As a parent myself, my husband and I spent countless hours researching websites, talking with friends, taking building tours, and asking questions before we chose a place we felt was best for our children. When TheraCare opened in 2014, I envisioned a place…

3 Red Flags Your Kindergartener Needs Speech/Language Therapy

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Written By: Allison Slone, MS, CCC-SLP It seems like only yesterday your child was learning to roll over, sit up, and take those first wobbly steps.  Now it’s time for them to go to Kindergarten, and you’re left wondering how time managed to slip by so quickly.  Your mind swirls with a million questions.  Will…

Social Skills Groups: Not Just a Play Date

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you know that the topic of play dates can often bring on anxiety and worry. You may find yourself asking some of these questions:   Will my child be able to play with other children appropriately? What will I do if he bites or…

A Beginner’s Guide to Augmentative & Alternative Communication

A Beginner’s Guide to Augmentative & Alternative Communication Written by: Rachel Ball, MS, CF-SLP   Singing along to your favorite song in the car. Ordering food at the drive-thru. Saying, “I love you” to someone special. Speech is often a concept taken for granted in our day-to-day activities. However, for many people, verbal output is not…

Voice Treatment for Parkinson’s

Written by: Melanie Stinnett, MS, CCC-SLP The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research published a post on their FoxFeed blog entitled “10 Lesser-Known Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms“. One of those symptoms included was ‘Voice Volume’ and here is what they had to say, “Parkinson’s can cause slurred speech and a quieter voice. People with Parkinson’s…

Tongue Tie Podcast

Written by: Melanie Stinnett, MS, CCC-SLP In August, I had the privilege of joining Dr. Poppy Daniels on her radio show, The Dr. Poppy Show. We discussed various issues potentially caused by the presence of a tongue and/or lip tie. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! Click here to listen! In addition…

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Baby’s Communication Skills

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Baby’s Communication Skills Written by: Allison Slone, MS, CCC-SLP Ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes.  Two big eyes staring at you with a toothless grin.  Chubby cheeks that are made for squeezing and a perfect little head that’s made for smothering in kisses.  We sure love our sweet…

Orofacial Myology – Part 5: Orofacial Myology and Orthodonics

Orofacial Myology and Orthodontics   Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) can cause changes in the growth and shape of the upper and lower jaws, as well as other facial bones and teeth. In some situations a narrowing of the roof of the mouth (hard palate) can occur. When this is the case, it is important to consult an…