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Speech Therapy

Information about speech-language pathology, school speech therapy, and children's communication problems.
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  2. Communication Apps (6)
  3. Speech and Language News (5)

What Is Speech Therapy?
A definition of speech therapy, with a link to more information.

Five Familiar Games for Sneaky Speech Therapy
Chances are the word games you're playing with your child are already ones that help strengthen speech and language skills. Here's how to tweak them for some impromptu speech therapy.

Social Networking and Texting Help Special-Needs Kids Communicate
These days, face-to-face communication isn't the only way to connect with friends. Social networking may help your child learn better peer interaction, with you alongside for help.

Keep Speech Therapy Going Over School Breaks
Professional speech therapy, at school or in a private office, can be invaluable to a child with speech and language problems. But what do you do when school's out, or the therapist is unvailable? Try these five ideas for being an at-home speech therapist -- and keep them up even when therapy's in session to maximize your child's progress.

How Can Parents Assist With Speech Therapy?
Advice from the book 'Speaking of Apraxia' on contributing to the success of your child's speech sessions.

Teach Your Child Figures of Speech
Children with developmental and learning problems may have a hard time with metaphors, idioms, and other figures of speech that give language its liveliness but aren't literally correct. Put your child through a course of learning with the book "What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?"

What Is Echolalia?
Does your child act like a human tape-recorder, echoing back things heard from family members or TV shows? Learn more about echolalia and what it might mean.

Take a Look at Your Child's Learning Environment
In an excerpt from "Teach Me How to Say It Right," speech and language pathologist Dorothy P. Dougherty offers parents nine suggestions for helping their children grow in ability and understanding through simple conversations and activities.

Game Review: A Fist Full of Coins
A review of a game designed to help children with expressive language problems.

Sites of the Day: Speech and Communication
Listing of sites on speech and communication that have been featured as an About Parenting Special Needs Site of the Day.

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