Speech Therapy For Children: Tips & Resources for Parents and Speech Therapists
Welcome to Speech for Kids, your online resource for speech and language therapy resources for children. Whether you're a parent looking for answers about your child's speech problems or a professional looking for online resources for speech therapy lessons, speech for kids is a an excellent resource.
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SPEECH THERAPY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. What is Speech therapy?
2. Is it normal for my preschool child to stutter?
3. What about stuttering tools – tiny devices that go in your ear?
4. What is the cause of stuttering in toddlers and preschoolers?
5. What if my child needs speech therapy for his stuttering?
6. What websites do you recommend for accurate stuttering information?
7. How can I find out how well my toddler talks?
8. Does my toddler or child have autism or autism spectrum disorder? Why does my autistic child need a diagnosis?
9. What is an Articulation Disorder: What do I do if my child has an articulation disorder?
10. How do I know if a child needs speech therapy?
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SPEECH THERAPY NEWS
Classic Building Blocks Best for Children: Study
By Sarah Schmidt (Canwest News Service)
OTTAWA – Forget all the media products for babies on the market and go for the classic building blocks, suggests a new study linking playing with blocks with improved language acquisition in toddlers.
The Child Health Institute at the University of Washington released results yester5day from a six-month clinical trial showing middle- and lower-income children 1 ½ to 2 ½ years of age who engage in block-play scored significantly higher on an internationally recognized scale measuring toddlers’ language development.
The team of researchers, let by pediatrician Dr. Dimitri Christakis, also found on any given day these children were more than 80 per cent less likely to watch TV than children in the control group, who did not receive blocks.
Noting “an increasing number of media-based products are making unsubstantiated claims they can make children smarter, more literate, or more musical,” the study takes direct aim at companies like Walt Disney’s Baby Einstein Co., which markets a line of DVDs for newborns and toddlers.
Friday, November 10, 2006
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