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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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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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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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Speech and Language Goals for Autistic Kids

When I’m at my private speech therapy practice, parents who have a child with autism always bring in their child’s IEP and have me look…

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Developmental Regression in Toddlers - What Can I Do?

As a parent, it is extremely frustrating to see your child stop progressing in their social, physical, speech, and language development.  Normally, when a child’s…

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7 Ways to Help Your Child with Non-verbal Autism Speak

Many parents are told that if their child does not use communication by the ages 4 or 5, that they will never talk. A study…

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Floor time Play Therapy for Autism Kids

Floor time play therapy (FTP) is a type of intervention for autistic kids that addresses specific areas of weakness. However, there are very few studies…

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Is There a Link between Synesthesia and Autism?

What is Synesthesia? Synesthesia is a condition where one sense (for example, hearing) is perceived at the same time as if by one or more…

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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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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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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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Is There a Link Between Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Autism?

I have written several blogs for Speech Blubs regarding ASD, causes, symptoms and treatment. Feel free to search for that information, but I won’t be…

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How Down Syndrome Affects Children's Speech Development?

Even though kids with Down syndrome may struggle, there is a lot of information that has been discovered recently in research and case studies that…

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How to Recognize Early Signs of Executive Functioning Disorder

I work full-time at a public high school. I can tell you that I get kids who have a weakness in executive functioning more times…

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Is Autism Hereditary? Speech Therapist's Experience

If you are reading this blog, I assume that you know what autism spectrum disorder entails. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain…

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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…