Family members and professionals are often puzzled about what to do when an individual begins to ask repetitive questions. Like most things that involve individuals across the autism spectrum, the answer is not simple and clear cut. Instead, it is depende..
Good hearing is key to developing good speech and language skills. The foundation for these skills develops during the critical early years from birth to age three. Unfortunately, hearing loss continues to be one of the most common disorders present at bi..
Wandering for children with special needs can lead to children getting lost and parents needing to contact local police or fireman to help locate their child. Because of core behavioral and communication challenges associated with children with special ne..
The most intensive period of speech and language development occurs during the first three years of life. Language seems to develop best in an environment that is loving, caring and interactive. First words are one of the most important milestones that ..
Augmentative and Alternative Communication When children are learning to communicate there are several ways they go about expressing themselves, Speech is only one method of communication. When a child is unable to communicate by speech, he must develop a..
If your child is a late talker or has other challenges with communication, early intervention will likely be recommended. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) can work with you to develop communication goals and objectives. These goals are usually updated ..
Late-talking children are those at age two with a vocabulary of fewer than 50 words and who use limited or no two- or three-word combinations, such as “more juice.” Most late-talking toddlers gradually catch up with their peers during the first years ..
The diagnosis of severe hearing loss or deafness presents parents with many choices. Complicating the choices are the controversies in the fields of education, medicine, and philosophy of deafness. Parents are faced with understanding all the educational,..
Good hearing is key to developing good speech and language skills. We know that the foundation for these skills develops during the critical early years from birth to age three years old. Unfortunately, hearing loss continues to be one of the most common ..
Is your child a late talker? Or does your child have other challenges with communication? Do you wonder whether your child might have a communication disorder? If so, you can contact your Pediatrician to discuss your concerns and in California you can als..