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Aphasia – What it is and How Speech Therapy Can Help

Recently, actor Bruce Willis announced he was stepping away from the cameras after a diagnosis of aphasia, a brain disorder that impacts a person's cognitive abilities. While many had not heard of aphasia until Willis’ announcement, the brain disorder is more common than Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy and affects roughly 2 million Americans, according to the National...[ read more ]

4 Tips for Controlling a Stutter

Just about everyone has experienced a moment in their lives they stammered nervously or struggled to get their thoughts out, but for over three million Americans, stuttering (or stammering) is a communication disorder that can cause frustration, fear, embarrassment and anxiety.If you stutter, you may find yourself remaining silent in conversations, withdrawing from social situations, or even isolating yourself completely...[ read more ]

4 Games to Improve Your Young Child’s Vocabulary

We take it for granted that babies grow into little people that eventually know how to talk. We don’t typically send them to language school and they don’t order “Rosetta Stone – Human Adult Language” courses online. Babies normally pick up language all on their own.There have been different theories on how children learn to speak, and while we don’t...[ read more ]

3 Everyday Pronoun Exercises to Do with Your Toddler

Long before your baby has said her first word, she’s learned to communicate. Her responses to you – such as a cry or a smile – help you understand her needs. As your baby grows into a toddler, her communication will begin to develop. She will go from babbling, pointing and simple words (such as “mama” and “dada”) around 11...[ read more ]

Is My Toddler a “Late Talker”? Classic Signs

Many parents have clear recollections of the day their child first uttered the words, “Mama” or “Dada.” Once those two words come out, a string of words typically follows: “Doggie,” “Up,” “No,” “Yankees” (Unless of course you’re a Red Sox household), and so many more…But some children don’t begin speaking as quickly as others. And this can cause parents a...[ read more ]


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