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Learning Disabilities

Every child is different! Here are speech and language tips and tools for kids with learning differences, alongside information for parents provided by speech therapists.

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Turn Autism Around Podcast: The Speech Blubs App for Autism

This podcast was created and published by Mary Barbera. Mary: You’re listening to the Turn Autism Around podcast episode number one hundred and two, I’m your…

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Sensory Processing Disorder -- How to Help With Sensory Overload?

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory processing occurs when the nervous system receives messages from the senses and reacts to those messages. Although a child…

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Causes for Autism - Genetics, Toxins and More

Now science believes there is no one single cause to autism. Instead, it’s believed environmental and biological factors influence the development of autism. Although many factors…

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Stimming Behavior and Autism: What it is, Causes And How To Manage It

Stimming is any behavior that involved movements or sounds that are repeated to self-stimulate and soothe.  Most stimming behavior involves activating all five senses for…

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Will My Nonverbal Autistic Child Ever Talk?

For children with autism, the rate of development is slightly different.   Many children with autism are behind in speech and language development. This often…

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Is Your Child A Sensory Seeker Or Avoider?

Sensory Avoider (hypersensitive) A sensory avoiding child who struggles with processing environmental stimuli will become overwhelmed.  This results in the child being overly sensitive to…

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Customize A Picture Exchange Communication System For Your Child

But every child is different.  To make PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) work for your child, it needs to be customized.  Now that I’m starting…

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder?

Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) may also start showing signs of reading and academic problems once they enter kindergarten.  I have a great…

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5 Myths about Down Syndrome

Since about 1 in 700 babies are born with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, we don’t necessarily know a family with a child with the…

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Epilepsy and Language Development

One disorder that has been looked at quite significantly is epilepsy. Throughout studies, it has been determined that epilepsy does affect speech and language, but…

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My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

- By Nola and Kory

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Autism and Food Aversions: 5 Tips for Introducing New Food

While a picky eater may not like broccoli, children with autism develop food aversions that go beyond picky eating. Scientific studies have found children within…

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All about Stimming in Kids with Autism

Stimming is one diagnostic criterion for a child undergoing testing to see if they have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Stimming isn’t necessarily a bad thing…

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What is the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)?

The picture exchange communication system, known as PECS allows a person to still communicate without the use of words.  Essentially, it gives a “voice” to…

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ADHD and Speech Development

Don’t panic! ADHD is a fairly common problem, and there is plenty of help for you out there – including Speech Blubs and this article. …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Therapy Principles & Goals

First things first, don’t panic! Each child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is unique, and so speech therapists tailor all therapy techniques and goals…

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How is Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosed?

This blog outlines the steps for how to determine if your child is diagnosed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and what the typical evaluation is…