Category: Speech

World MS Day

May 30th, 2019

So today, 30 May 2019, marks World MS Day! What is MS? “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers … Continue reading

Speech Therapy – When is the right time?

December 12th, 2018

We as therapists like to use the phrase “prevention is better than cure” and that is why we are firm believers of Early Childhood Intervention or ECI. Early intervention is critical in children with a delay, whether global or speech and language, as … Continue reading

Stuttering – What you need to know!

November 6th, 2018

What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a disruption in the normal patterns of speech and includes repetition of sounds, syllables, or words, prolongation of sounds and silent blocks in speech. Many young children between the ages of 2 and 5 years go … Continue reading

The importance of vocal hygiene in children

August 30th, 2018

Activities such as brushing your teeth, bathing and washing your hands are forms of hygiene that parents teach and encourage their children to use. However, one form of hygiene that is often overlooked is vocal hygiene. Vocal hygiene can be … Continue reading

Screen Time – How it affects your child and what you should know!

July 4th, 2018

Living in the 21st century is challenging.  Most households consist of two parents who work full time while still needing to care for a family and a household.  It is during these times that turning to electronics such as the … Continue reading

A is for Apraxia

April 29th, 2018

As a parent, it can often be difficult to deal with the “labels” that your child is given when diagnosed with a speech or language impairment. Even more difficult, can be the reality of not fully understanding what they mean. … Continue reading

Speech Sound Development

February 22nd, 2018

As Speech and Language Pathologists, we are often asked questions by parents if certain things are “normal” regarding their children’s speech sound development. For example “Is it okay if my 3 year old says tar for car?” or “Should my 4 … Continue reading

Toys, Toys, Toys!

December 28th, 2017

Having just come through the excitement (and chaos!) of Christmas, what to buy your children in terms of gifts and presents will still be very front of mind.   As parents we often find ourselves struggling to think of the right … Continue reading

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