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Getting and understanding your Diagnosis: Understanding what is going on with your child is really important if you are going to get the right resources around your child. Enda draws on his experiences from around the world

Audiology and your first visit

By |2018-03-03T21:16:25+00:00March 3rd, 2018|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Good hearing makes life easier. You can hear what's going on around you (Whoa! It sounds like a truck's about to come around that corner!). You also can hear what other people are saying and hear what you're saying. That's important because then you know your words are coming out clearly, so others can [...]

Developmental and language delay

By |2017-11-21T19:07:43+00:00November 21st, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Developmental Delay What is developmental delay? Developmental Delay is when your child does not reach their developmental milestones at the expected times. It is an ongoing major or minor delay in the process of development. If your child is temporarily lagging behind, that is not called developmental delay. Delay can occur in one or [...]

Preschool and language problems

By |2017-11-12T22:51:57+00:00November 2nd, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 3. Schools, 9. All posts|

Preschool Language problems What are preschool language disorders? Preschool children (3 to 5 years old) with language disorders may have trouble understanding communication and talking. What are some signs or symptoms of preschool language disorders? Some children have problems with understanding, also called receptive language. They may have trouble: [...]

Childhood Speech problems and apraxia

By |2017-11-18T20:39:48+00:00November 1st, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Childhood Speech problems (Apraxia) What is childhood apraxia of speech? Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts [...]

What are speech and language disorders?

By |2017-11-18T19:10:06+00:00October 15th, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

What are speech/language delays and disorders? Speech is the sound that comes out of our mouths.  When it is not understood by others there is a problem.  Speech problems, such as stuttering and mispronunciation can be very frustrating. Language has to do with meanings, rather than sounds.  Language is a measure of intelligence [...]

Autism spectrum disorder explained

By |2017-11-18T20:41:27+00:00October 14th, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

What is autism? Autism is a developmental disability. Children with autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, have social, communication and language problems. They also have restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, such as flipping objects, echolalia, or excessive smelling or touching of objects. Autism may be mild or [...]

Speech and sensory issues

By |2017-11-18T20:43:56+00:00September 14th, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Speech, Language and Sensory Issues What Treatments are Available for Speech, Language and Sensory Issues? The following therapies—also called “allied health services”—address symptoms commonly associated with autism, but not specific to the disorder. Speech Language Therapy Most autism behavioral intensive therapy programs include speech-language therapy. With a variety of [...]

Learning disabilities explained

By |2017-11-18T20:43:07+00:00September 13th, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Learning Disabilities What are learning disabilities (LD)? If your child is not doing as well in school as they have the potential to, they may have a learning disability. Having a learning disability means having a normal intelligence but a problem in one or more areas of learning. A learning [...]

Social language deficits and Asperger’s syndrome

By |2017-11-18T20:46:10+00:00August 13th, 2017|1. Diagnosis, 9. All posts|

Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD or NVLD) What is non-verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD)? Kids with NLD are very verbal, and may not have academic problems until they get into the upper grades in school.  Often their biggest problem is with social skills. NLD is very like Asperger Syndrome. It [...]