Is My Child Ready for First Grade?

Is My Child Ready for First Grade?

The first day of first grade can be a significant moment for kids. Preschool and kindergarten are fully behind them, and the transition towards more rigorous academic-focused learning has begun.  But how can you be sure your child is ready for first grade? That’s the...
Nutrition for Children with Autism

Nutrition for Children with Autism

It’s not uncommon for parents of children with autism to have questions about diet and nutrition. In part, that’s because the behavioral symptoms of autism will sometimes present quite noticeably around food and mealtimes. Additionally, many kids with autism may...
Communication in Children with Autism

Communication in Children with Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts 1 in every 54 children throughout the United States. That makes ASD a fairly common developmental disorder. Symptoms generally manifest in early childhood, but those...
Tongue Tie and Speech Therapy

Tongue Tie and Speech Therapy

Tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition in which the bottom of the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth. The connecting band of tissue, called a lingual frenulum, is sometimes so strong that the condition may ultimately interfere with feeding,...
Consonant Cluster Reduction

Consonant Cluster Reduction

So much of our spontaneous speech is filled with consonant clusters. The word “spaghetti,” for example, has a consonant cluster containing “s” and “p” sounds. Words with such clusters are abundant throughout many languages across the globe. For children just learning...