Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have trouble not only in behavior, but also in language skills. They are more likely to have language understanding difficulties than a simple language delay. There may be no early developmental history of speech and language problems – the language problems may only become apparent as the child grows. These children have language … Continue reading How to assist language problems in ADHD children??
The first few years of your child form a critical period for development of speech, language and cognitive abilities. It is important to indulge in activities and strategies that give them appropriate stimulation. Parents need to spend time to interact with children. By allowing your child time and space to explore, play and interact in their own way, you … Continue reading Speech & Language Stimulation during (D)early days of Development
Understanding the relationship between phoneme & grapheme helps children in reading and comprehending language. It helps them in becoming an effective and confident reader as it enables them to decode different words they may come across. What is a phoneme and a grapheme? …. Phoneme refers to the sound and Grapheme refers to the pictorial representation of the sound. … Continue reading SPEECH & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN A CHILD
Akash was 12 years old when he was brought to the multidisciplinary therapy centre for speech therapy for moderately severe autism. As a child, Akash was started speech therapy when he was 3.6 years old, the time when he was diagnosed with Autism. His parents informed the therapist that when Akash was on Speech Therapy … Continue reading Autism – Importance of Speech Therapy at the critical period
In a country with a billion population problems like illiteracy, unemployment, poverty etc. are common. INDIA –a country with such a huge and growing population gets hard day by day to give attention to those who are in need. There are many children who look and behave normal but in their academics they may not be good as … Continue reading LEARNING DISABILITY – STEPS TO FOLLOW & INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN
Karthik in his 14 years of age felt that his struggle in expressing matters verbally will persist life-long and cannot be moved out of it. He had experiences attending therapy, but Karthik’s problem was persisting with not much betterment. Parents reported that Karthik fails to attain effective communication with others around him. When he was brought to an evaluation, the speech pathologist … Continue reading Speech Therapy for Sssttuttering
In a child’s growth and development, the first few years of life are the most important period. Children learn to talk through the acquisition of pronunciations first, then vocabulary which subsequently leads to sentence structure. In the first six months of life, every child begins to develop his/her own unique speech patterns. Newborns make various … Continue reading Mother – A Child’s first ‘Speech Therapist’
Amal had just learned to frame sentences and whenever he spoke, he repeated a few words. The more he tried to express himself elaborately, he stammered. Amal is now 3 years and 6 months old and his parents were worried that their child may be having speech problems. They took him to a speech therapist as they were concerned … Continue reading Childhood stuttering or Normal non-fluency – Guidance & Counseling for Parents
Jim, 4 years old, was a smart boy, but rather kept silent when brought to speech language pathologist. His parents complained that Jim was not speaking adequately to his age as compared to his peers. Both the parents were employed and were away for the whole day. Jim watched TV in his parent’s absence and … Continue reading Speech & language stimulation- IS IT SO IMPORTANT??
Anu was a little above 3 years when she was brought to the speech therapist with complaints of speech problem. She had undergone surgery for unilateral lip and palatal cleft. It was observed that she had growth of adenoids at the throat region. On speech and language evaluation, nasal sounds were found to be denasalized and inappropriate tongue placements … Continue reading Importance of Speech Therapy for Repaired Cleft Lip and Palate