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Speech Sound Development

The following is a list of when 75% of children have mastered speech sounds. (Photo Articulation Test, 1969, ...
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Oral Motor Exercises and Childhood Apraxia of Speech

For those of you who are following the apparently very controversial article "Oral Motor Exercises" and all of ...
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Oral Motor Exercises to Help Speech in Toddlers and Preschoolers – Why Science Says They Don’t Work

Recently I've heard of mothers who are telling other mothers that they'd better be doing oral motor exercises ...
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Teach Your Child To Say “Mama”

Today on my podcast, one of our wonderful callers Annette shared with us that although her son is ...
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Using Sippy Cups and Pacifiers- Will They Help or Hurt My Late Talking Toddler?

This topic was originally written at the end of another post, but the questions and comments I've received ...
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Ear Infections & Hearing Assessments in Toddlers

One of the standard recommendations during the diagnostic process for a late talking toddler is an audiological or ...
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Teach Me to Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Working Toward Intelligible Speech in Toddlers

Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers "Now that my baby is finally talking, I can't understand a word he's saying!" ...
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Teach Me to Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Is My Child Apraxic? Answers to a Parent’s Questions

Apraxia is a difficult diagnosis to understand. First I'll tell you the official definition, and then I'll tell ...
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Why Can’t My Child Talk? Common Types of Speech and Language Disorders

Why Can’t My Child Talk… Common Types of Communication Delays There are between three and six million children ...
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