The Importance of Preschool for Kids

The Importance of Preschool for Kids

From learning new crafts to playing with other children to coloring and painting, preschool can seem like a lot of fun. But it’s also a critical period for your child’s education, especially when preschool programs are thoughtfully structured. Some parents are...
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...
Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

As natural as it may feel when you’re an adult, eating is a learned behavior. Infants and children must discover–and be taught–how to consume food and liquids. And it’s not always as easy as you might think. First you must get the food in your mouth; then...