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Concussion and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist

The Centre for Disease Control (2017) definition states that concussion is a type of acquired brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body causing the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.  Symptoms of concussion fall into...

Help! My Toddler Isn’t Talking!

Many parents are unsure of when and if to be concerned when their toddler is not yet talking. It is important to remember that a speech-language pathologist can provide comprehensive assessments on even these little kids to help parents identify if a concern exists....

Does Fetal Alcohol Syndrom (FAS) affect Language Development?

The negative effects of alcohol on the fetus and child have been discussed since the time of Aristotle. He spoke up against prenatal drinking saying that ‘drunken women bring forth children like unto themselves, morosos (sluggish) et languido (weak)’ (Mattson and...

Working on Speech and Language Goals and Making It Fun

When your child has many speech and language issues and there are many goals to work on in therapy, how does the speech-language pathologist (S-LP) work on EVERYTHING and at the same time ensure therapy is fun and engaging? Speech-language pathologists know that there...

Missing Milestones: Does My Child Need to See a Speech Therapist?

When a child has difficulty with speech and/or language, parents often get all sorts of (well meaning!) advice: “Wait it out”, “He’s a late bloomer”, “She’ll get it eventually”. When should you start to consider the involvement of a speech-language pathologist? The...

The Picky Eater

The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist Plays Feeding Assessment and Therapy Speech-language pathologists play a very important role when working with children who have feeding difficulties and/or are picky eaters. Speech-language pathologists have knowledge of...

What are the Benefits of Speech and Language Group Therapy?

For years we have been hearing about the benefits of private one-on-one therapy and need for individual support, however recently there has been a lot of talk about group speech therapy. Why choose group therapy for your child? How will your child get the attention...

The Benefits of Storytelling to Preschool Language Development

When children begin school, they need to extend their language skills to include reading and writing. Telling and listening to stories provides a bridge between the oral language skills of early childhood and the more formal language of print. With the ability to tell...

Practical Tips for Working on Speech and Language at Home

For many parents, juggling work, school, homework and extra-curriculars is an exhausting feat. Now on top of all that your child is seeing a speech-language pathologist and they are giving you more HOMEWORK! Below are some practical tips that I give to my client's...

My child has Autism Spectrum Disorder – Whom should I see???

My child has Autism Spectrum Disorder – Whom should I see??? Jeanette Podolsky Speech-language Pathologist BA (Speech & Hearing Therapy) Wits. Reg CASLPO When you suspect your child has red flags for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or has been...
Concussion and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist

Concussion and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist

The Centre for Disease Control (2017) definition states that concussion is a type of acquired brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body causing the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.  Symptoms of concussion fall into...

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Help! My Toddler Isn’t Talking!

Help! My Toddler Isn’t Talking!

Many parents are unsure of when and if to be concerned when their toddler is not yet talking. It is important to remember that a speech-language pathologist can provide comprehensive assessments on even these little kids to help parents identify if a concern exists....

read more

Working on Speech and Language Goals and Making It Fun

When your child has many speech and language issues and there are many goals to work on in therapy, how does the speech-language pathologist (S-LP) work on EVERYTHING and at the same time ensure therapy is fun and engaging? Speech-language pathologists know that there...

read more

The Picky Eater

The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist Plays Feeding Assessment and Therapy Speech-language pathologists play a very important role when working with children who have feeding difficulties and/or are picky eaters. Speech-language pathologists have knowledge of...

read more

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