My Child’s First Speech and Language Appointment

If you know what to expect before your child’s first speech and language assessment, it is a good idea to prepare and make the most out of the session. During the Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) assessment, testing will take place and the parent will be interviewed....

Lost Your Voice? It May be Caused by Acid Reflux

Many people may not realize that acid reflux can affect someone’s voice, causing chronic laryngitis. Most of the time, we know we have acid reflux (usually GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease) because we get heartburn. If the acid is going further up into the throat...

My Child Isn’t Talking Yet! A List of Sound Milestones

Often times I have heard parents report “My child isn’t saying his /s/ sound yet” or “We noticed he wasn’t using the ‘K’ sound at four years old, but now he’s seven years old and still not using it.” The problem is not all parents know the milestones for speech sound...

Can My Child’s Persistent Ear Infections Affect Their Speech?

Allergy season is here in full force and with it comes sneezing, watery eyes and often itching throat. Aside from these apparent symptoms, allergies can also lead to ear infections in children due to irritation in the Eustachian tube. There are very close ties...