Blog2021-07-23T20:41:33+00:00

Does Teletherapy Work?

Does Teletherapy Work?         It’s been over a year now since Exceptional Speech Therapy launched teletherapy services - a decision set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic. Teletherapy is a session with a health provider that happens via technology, with [...]

Trick or Treating for Children with Special Needs

Trick or Treating for Children with Special Needs  It is now Fall! (I know… Time is flying!). Luckily, this time of year brings a variety of joyful holidays, where everyone can reunite and momentarily forget about world events that may [...]

Children with ADHD

Kids are known to have increased energy and occasionally be disruptive (life would be boring without them though, wouldn’t it?!). Many parents wonder, however, is their child displaying typical “kid behavior” or could it be something more, like Attention [...]

Help! My Child Won’t Follow Directions

Help! My Child Won’t Follow Directions  “Matthew, go bring your shoes, please”… *silence*… “Matthew, did you hear me?”… No matter how many times you repeat the prompt, Matthew meets you with a blank stare. Does this situation sound familiar [...]

Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Pediatric Population

Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Pediatric Population Before talking about velopharyngeal dysfunction, is important to understand what is typical velopharyngeal function: The velopharyngeal valve is made up of:  “Velum”, also known as the soft palate “Lateral Pharyngeal Walls”, also known as the side walls [...]

Phonological Processes

What is a Phonological Process? Have you ever heard your child say words like “wain” for “rain”, or “pane” for “plane”? For some, it can be extremely cute to hear a child speak in this manner, and while it’s [...]

A Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Receiving an Evaluation If you do find that your child is exhibiting some of these signs, remember that it is important to take your child to receive a professional evaluation from a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist. Also, remember [...]

Selective Mutism

What is Selective Mutism?  I met a 4-year-old child at a birthday party and said, “Hi! What’s your name?”; the child stares back at you, but does not answer… You ask a different question, “Are you having fun?”, but [...]

Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation  Self-regulation is the ability to manage your emotions and behaviors in accordance with the demands of each situation. We are all continually working on self-regulating, as we all experience emotions. When we recognize that we are becoming [...]

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