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Is My Child’s Speech Delayed?

You’ve been looking forward to having real conversations with your child, but you suspect that their speech skills aren’t where they’re supposed to be. Here’s what we want you to know about speech delays.
Feb 1st, 2024

The Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Speech

The effect that a traumatic brain injury can have on a person’s ability to communicate can be very significant. Here, we look at the three main speech and communication issues that are linked to brain trauma.
Dec 6th, 2023

What Is Apraxia of Speech?

You know what you want to say, but the communication between your brain and mouth isn’t working properly, affecting your speaking ability. Called apraxia of speech, here’s what we want you to know.
Nov 1st, 2023
When a Child Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy

When a Child Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy

Your child isn’t in the workforce, so why would they need occupational therapy? In reality, this therapy has nothing to do with occupation but everything to do with functioning better in the world around them.
Oct 1st, 2023
Should I Be Concerned About My Child’s Stuttering?

Should I Be Concerned About My Child’s Stuttering?

You were so excited when your child first began to speak, and you anticipated much-improved communication. These wishes have panned out, but you’re concerned that your child seems to be stuttering. Should you be?
Sep 1st, 2023
My Child Has a Thick Accent: Can You Help?

My Child Has a Thick Accent: Can You Help?

The Los Angeles area is a melting pot of different languages and accents, and understanding one another can be challenging at times. If you want your child to be better understood, accent reduction can help.
Aug 1st, 2023
Some Common Signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Some Common Signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

While no two children display the same exact signs of autism spectrum disorder, some characteristics are far more common than others. Here, we review a few of these common signs to help guide you.
May 11th, 2023
What Might Be Behind Your Child’s Drooling

What Might Be Behind Your Child’s Drooling

Perhaps you’re noticing saliva on the sides of your child’s mouth, or you hear a lot of slurping noises. These are signs of drooling, which is normal occasionally, but ongoing drooling can point toward a larger issue.
Apr 1st, 2023
What Are the Early Signs of a Voice Disorder?

What Are the Early Signs of a Voice Disorder?

There’s a change in how you or your child speaks, and you’re wondering whether it’s temporary or a developing voice disorder. Here’s a look at voice disorders and some of the early signs.
Mar 10th, 2023
Will My Child Grow Out of Stuttering?

Will My Child Grow Out of Stuttering?

It’s not uncommon for children who are learning to speak to stutter — between 5% and 10% of kids do. Whether speech disfluency turns into an ongoing problem that needs treatment is what we look at here.
Nov 1st, 2022
What Lies Behind a Swallowing Disorder

What Lies Behind a Swallowing Disorder

While swallowing may seem simple enough, it’s a fairly complex process involving several different phases. Any problem along the way can lead to a swallowing disorder, and we review three of them here.
Oct 1st, 2022
Consider These Benefits of Early Speech Therapy

Consider These Benefits of Early Speech Therapy

You notice that your child is having difficulty with communication, and you wonder whether you should wait it out or seek help. Here are some important benefits of early speech therapy.
Sep 1st, 2022
When the Words Won’t Come Out

When the Words Won’t Come Out

Your child understands you perfectly well, but, when it comes time to speak, they can’t get the words out. Called apraxia of speech, here’s a look at how we can help your child find their voice.
Jun 1st, 2022
Understanding the Different Causes of Stuttering

Understanding the Different Causes of Stuttering

Your child is learning to talk, but you quickly realize that the starts and stops in their speech signal a stutter, and you’re wondering why. Here, we take a look at some of the factors that contribute to this common issue.
Mar 1st, 2022
Can Speech Therapy Really Help My Child Talk Better?

Can Speech Therapy Really Help My Child Talk Better?

If your child has problems with forming certain letter sounds or processing words, they may have a speech disorder that affects their ability to communicate effectively. Speech therapy can help them talk better.
Feb 1st, 2022
Treatment for Your Child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder

Treatment for Your Child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder

Your child has autism spectrum disorder and you want to do all that you can to ensure that they lead a happy life. A great first step is to provide them with the tools they need to communicate and socialize.
Dec 7th, 2021
How do TBIs Affect Speech?

How do TBIs Affect Speech?

There are many issues that can develop on the heels of a traumatic brain injury, including problems with speech. Here, we take a look at some of those problems and how we can help re-establish communication.
Nov 8th, 2021
Speech Group Benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speech Group Benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorder

When your child has a disorder that makes it difficult for them to interact with the world around them, creating safe groups in which to practice is important. Here’s a look at how such groups can help with autism spectrum disorder.
Oct 3rd, 2021
6 Signs of a Swallowing Disorder

6 Signs of a Swallowing Disorder

Choking, drooling, and vomiting — these are some of the signs of a swallowing disorder in children. Here, we review these symptoms, and more, to help you identify whether your child may need help.
Sep 5th, 2021
When to Consider Accent Reduction

When to Consider Accent Reduction

Everyone has an accent when they speak, which can greatly influence how they communicate with others. If you find that your accent isn’t sending the right message, accent reduction can help.
Aug 9th, 2021

Signs Your Child Has Delayed Social Skills

Your child is in a play group, but while other toddlers are happily talking and playing with one another, yours sits alone. Is your child simply shy or might there be a developmental issue? Knowing the difference is important.
Jul 27th, 2021

Can Stuttering Be Treated?

Your child is learning to speak and you’re thrilled, but you notice that the words aren’t coming out quite right. If you suspect your child may have a stutter, early intervention can make all the difference.
Jun 16th, 2021

Understanding the complexity of apraxia of speech

Apraxia of speech is a relatively rare disorder that affects how you can communicate verbally. There are two types of apraxia of speech, and we take a look at how each develops and what we can do to help.
May 18th, 2021

10 Signs Your Child May Be on the Autism Spectrum

Autism spectrum disorder is just that, a spectrum, which means symptoms can vary greatly from one child to the next. That said, there are some common signs of autism among children and we review 10 of them here.
Apr 8th, 2021

The Signs of Autism Are Often Different in Girls

Autism spectrum disorder can be difficult to diagnose under any circumstance given that kids can fall anywhere on a large spectrum. Making matters more complicated, it’s harder to identify in girls. Here’s why.
Mar 17th, 2021

Are Stutters Permanent?

Your child is beginning to talk and the words are flowing, but sometimes not all that easily. While stuttering is fairly common — between 5% and 10% of children stutter at some point — you wonder whether the issue is permanent.
Feb 16th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024