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Autism And Apraxia  
Friendly Hello, Is it possible for a child to just have apraxia?

/s/ phoneme 
I am a speech therapist working with a little girl on /s/. She is able to produce /s/ in isolation and can even produce some /s/ blends such as "st", but …

2 &1/2 yr old - very high voice ♡ 
Two-and-a-half-year-old either has a very small voice box or very constricted vocal cords how do we know which it is? And if it is constricted vocal cords, …

My 3.5 year old son gets anxious at speech therapy 
I have a 3.5 year old son who started talking late (borderline normal before 3) but is now right on track at home, talking nonstop in grammatically correct …

I am worried about my grandson's verbal skills 
My grandson is 27 months old and only says a few words. His parents and all four grandparents try to work with him, always naming everything we see,and …

10 Year old sister still not normally talking 
Hi, when my little sister was born, doctors told us that she would be a "slow-learner". Well, life continued and she is 10 now. The problem is that she …

Do I have a speech problem? 
Hello all! I am a native English speaker from the UK and I speak Spanish and Portuguese as foreign languages. I learnt Spanish first and used to …

My 2.3 Year daughter is not talking 
My daughter is 2.3 years old. She is still not talking . She just talk word like baba, mama. she hold our hand to take or ask if she wants anything. If …

Early Intervention  
I am a special education teacher working in the Early Intervention program, birth to 3 years old. I have five toddlers who only have communication delays. …

Assessment Tools 
Hi Everyone, I am building a speech program from the ground up at an alternative school...grades 3-12. I need to purchase some assessments for the …

Induced Lisp 
Hi, My daughter is 6 and a half and has been attending speech and language therapy since she was 3. she was born 3 months prematurely and has always had …

TRAVEL SLP JOBS 
Hi there! Has anyone ever worked in a travel slp job? What are the pros and cons? Are there any really amazing companies? Or companies to avoid? I would …

25 hours of observation 
For the 25 hours of observation, am I allowed to observe a Clinical fellow conducting a session that was supervised by an SLP?

Which TV shows would you recommend? 
Hi Bridget, I was reading your page on Screen time (very good info, thank you!)and I was wondering if you had a recommendation on what TV shows are …

The T Sound 
A Facebook fan had a great question! Anyone have tips or tricks to try: "My 2 1/2 yr old son is having trouble producing the t sound (and many other …

Salary for SLP's in private practice? 
I am an SLP/owner of a private practice and am hiring a new SLP (1 year out of her CFY). I haven't had to hire a new therapist for a long time and I have …

15 months old bilingual child not talking 
Hi Bridget, My son is also 15 months old and he he is not saying much. Like the first comment, he says ma, da and babbles and grunts all day but he …

Lisp Correction 
My 6 year old has difficulty with his "s" sounds, they come out sounding like "th". Although it sounds adorable now I don't want him to have difficulty …

First Words 
My 15 month old son is not saying many words yet. He says mama and dada all day long but not necessarily to grab our attention. He does repeat words …

2 year old daughter not talking- Apraxia? 
Hi, My daughter is 2 years old and not saying anything. She interacts with me fine, hugs, smiles but no talking. My friend heard that this may be apraxia. …

Baby Sign language 
Hello, My wife is worried that our son (15 month old) hasn't learned any signs to refer to things he wants. For example, making the sign for milk when …

Pointing  
In regards to pointing, how important is a correct point? My son points to his wants and interests but sometimes it more of an open hand point instead …

my son is not speaking much 
HI, My son is not speaking much. He is 23 month old. We speak 2 language. He understand in both language most of the time. He babbles a lot and say some …

verbal autistic child suddenly exchanges consonants Not rated yet
A verbal autistic child - 7 years old - suddenly started to exchange consonants. Often N instead of M, sometimes D instead of B, T instead of P. He says …

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Basics! What are aims? Not rated yet
Hi there, I am an NQP just starting out in my first job and am so overwhelmed by the whole experience that I am getting bogged down by even the most basic …

TILLS Not rated yet
I am wondering about the TILLS (Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills). I do not currently have this assessment and so don't have access to the …

Phonological process disorder aveoler fronting Not rated yet
My daughter has a phonological process disorder. She was diagnosed with this through a professional speech pathologist. I am working with her at home (no …

Low tech aac E Tran board  Not rated yet
I have a young client, who is non-verbal using eye gaze through an e-Tran board to communicate. Recently the client has been consistently chosing the same …

Dysphonia Following Anoxic Brain Injury Not rated yet
I work in a SNF and have a patient who suffers from dysphonia following an anoxic brain injury. The brain injury happened at least 2 years ago and the …

Apraxia  Not rated yet
Does a child with Apraxia sometimes have a light accent with certain words. An Example When A Child With Apraxia Says ... Don’t Touch This. A Chance That …

Phonological Processes Not rated yet
Hi- If a child is dropping off the last sound of a word sometimes, but not all the time, is it still considered a phonological process error... like …

Scientific Name of The Speaking Techniques - Help Needed Please Not rated yet
Hello to everyone, I've just migrated to USA from India for my grad education. I used to stammer sometimes when I'm not able to follow the following …

resonance problem in hearing loss Not rated yet
Hi, I have been working with a boy who has a hearing impairment (10 years old) and he is a CI user. He got education with an auditory-oral approach. He …

Therapy with the teenage stutterer Not rated yet
I have been using a combination of Stuttering Modification and Fluency Shaping approaches. For the advanced stutterer is seems as though stuttering is …

Problem with speaking clear, bass voice  Not rated yet
I have had this problem for more than 7 months and its driving me crazy, before those months I felt the voice coming from my chest and had deep and refreshing …

Problem with speaking clear, bass voice  Not rated yet
I have had this problem for more than 7 months and its driving me crazy, before those months I felt the voice coming from my chest and had deep and refreshing …

Stages of understanding from an object to the written word Not rated yet
I was once told by a Speech and Language Therapist, during a training session, about the stages of understanding that a child on the autism spectrum needs …

Activities for Wh Questions for active/antsy kids Not rated yet
Lots of my kids on my caseload have goals for answering Wh questions (who, what, where) and some are answering "why and how" questions. These kids are …

Approaches to language disorders Not rated yet
I am a student doing research on treatment approaches to language disorders of school age kids. I feel like I've searched all over the internet and can't …

Speech issue Not rated yet
Hi, I'm a 20 year old male and for 4-5 years now I've had this strange speech issue which I've never been able to resolve or find any information on …

Do you know about speach therapy app? Not rated yet
Hi, I just saw this speech therapy kids app called Speech Blubs (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-blubs-language-therapy/id1239522573?mt=8) Has …

Worried about my godchildren  Not rated yet
Hi, I’m looking for advice..I’m not the children’s parent so all I can do is try and convince their parents that something is wrong, they don’t seem …

2.5yr olf speech Not rated yet
Hi, My son is 2.5yrs old and for the last 6 months, I have paid a great deal of attention to his speech development. I have found that he hasn't progressed …

Computer use in Aphasia: User's perceptions Not rated yet
Please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/vw9xc1RphISjIaxf2 As part of my Masters in Psychology and Language Sciences I am doing research into user …

Saying the letter L Not rated yet
Hi guys Right so basically whenever I pronounce the letter l, I sort of make a clinking sound if I don't open my mouth up wide ? Anyone else get this …

20 Month Old Girl Not Talking, Only Moans With Her Mouth Closed Not rated yet
Hello, my 20 month old daughter has no words. She babbles very rarely, and most of her vocalizations consist of her moaning with her mouth closed. Anytime …

Low gpa for speech pathology Not rated yet
Hello! I recently graduated from college with my bachelors in Speech,Language,and Hearing. My GPA is embarrassingly low though and I'm scared I wont be …

A keyboard which simply displays the typed text Not rated yet
Hello I am a support worker for an autistic adult. He can type but not speak and he finds writing uncomfortable. I would like a product that simply allows …

which sensory therapy should we choose? Not rated yet
So, I was thinking about sensory therapy for my son Brian, 11. He has this difficulty answering questions and, basically, he's not saying anything unless …

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Answering questions Not rated yet
Hi, I have a 19 year old autistic son who has great difficulty answering questions. He also mixes pronouns (I,you) although if you tell him to correct …

Speech Therapy Application Not rated yet
I am a college student working with an entrepreneurship team to create a low cost speech therapy application. This application will have a base price of …

Guidance - Interview Questions/Topics??? Not rated yet
Greetings :) For any who have (fairly recently) either been interviewed or participated on an interview team, specifically in the setting of public schools... …

27 month old son only says a few words Not rated yet
Hi! I have a 27 months old son and he can only say few words at the moment! He can say words like, dad, car, jar, nana for banana, darty for dirty, duck …

Vagus Nerve stimulator implant Not rated yet
Has anyone worked with patients with a Vagus Nerve Stimulator implant?

Vowels preceding /r/ Not rated yet
My 9 year old son strugged for quite a while to get the /r/ sound, but has finally started getting it. It's still not perfect, but much better and improving. …

Adult Underbite-esque Lisp Not rated yet
Hi Everyone, I've noticed, in the past few months, that I've developed a kind of underbite lisp/hiss. I think it was from being over-stressed, or maybe …

phonological dyslexia Not rated yet
I am looking for summer therapy for a child with phonological dyslexia over the summer. It can be in either Arizona or Missouri. Can anyone advise? Are …

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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

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