Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome Angelman syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. Characteristic features: Delayed development: becomes noticeable by the age of 6 to 12 months Intellectual disability Severe speech impairment Ataxia (Problems with movement and balance) Recurrent seizures (epilepsy) Microcephaly (a small head size) Click here to know few facts about seizures. …

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Tantrums in Children with Speech Delays

Tantrums in Children with Speech Delays   Tantrums in Children with Speech Delays, “Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different ages! ”  A speech and language delay can sometimes affect a child’s overall development because they can’t process what you are saying to them. But let’s first understand what speech and …

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Do You Have a Voice Disorder?

Do You Have a Voice Disorder?

Do You Have a Voice Disorder?  Do You Have a Voice disorder Problem?   Speech is the primary mode of communication for many people and therefore having a normal voice is critical for communicative efficiency. Voice Production The primary function of the larynx (a.k.a “voice box”) is biological in nature. It acts as a respiratory valve, protects the airways (vocal …

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Speech Disorder

What Is A Speech Disorder?

What is a Speech Disorder or Speech Impairment? The most typical types of developmental delay include language delays. One out of every five kids will develop their language skills later than other kids their age. Some kids struggle with behaviour because they feel irritated with not being able to articulate their needs or wants. Speech …

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Sleep Related to Development

How is Sleep Related to Development?

How is Sleep Related to Development? Sleep Related to speech Development, Sleep is vital to health for everyone but most importantly for children in who are constantly growing and developing. It is estimated that children should sleep for approximately 50% of the day. This is essential to the development of a child as their behavior, …

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Playdates For Children With Special Needs

Playdates For Children With Special Needs

Playdates For Children With Special Needs Playdates are vital for all children to hone critical social skills on which future relationships will be built. But with special needs children, scheduling a playdate can feel a bit overwhelming. Special needs children tend to have a difficult time interacting with their peers. As a parent, you want to …

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It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango You might have heard of the famous saying – it takes two to tango. A child’s speech and language development depends a lot on how natural and exhaustive the interaction of the adult (communication partner) and the child is. The more the adult communicates with the child, the easier it is …

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Differently Abled Children

Differently Abled Children

What is differently abled children? I’m a Speech Language Pathologist and one of the perks of my profession has been meeting various children who are different. Differently Abled Children are different than your kids. Different than the families they are born in. These amazing children have surpassed the urge to survive! They are born fighters …

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