Many people think that speech therapists only work with people who have trouble making certain sounds, difficulty speaking in sentences or who stutter; they also help kids with other kinds of difficulties with spoken and written language, such as dyslexia, apraxia and auditory processing disorder.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Many bilingual children are diagnosed as having speech/language issues that they do not have or have a real speech issue that is overlooked. This guide takes parents through some of the normal characteristics of bilingual speech acquisition as well as signs of speech disorders.
While parents understand the importance of monitoring for potential signs of speech and language issues, some may not be aware of exactly how early they should be on the lookout for delays in their child’s speech and language development.
Parents are searching for qualified practitioners who can help their children reach their full potential. Clinicians are searching for solid, evidence-based education that will best prepare them to help their special needs patients. When searching through the complexities of these neuro-developmental disorders, MAPS helps provide direction.
Bilinguistics is a site dedicated to providing bilingual speech therapy resources for parents, clinicians and individuals seeking more information on speech and language development.
Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and optimal communication skills.
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
The Stuttering Foundation’s goal is to provide the best and most up-to-date information and help available for the prevention of stuttering in young children and the most effective treatment available for teenagers and adults.
Join this free support community and connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what’s working for others, supportive strategies, and life guides from others living with what you’re going through now.
Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.
In this guide, parents and caregivers can learn more about helping children sleep healthy. We share common sleep challenges for young children, school age children, and teens, along with helpful tips and resources for making the most of sleep at each stage.
In this article, a variety of strategies are shared on how parents can help toddlers go to sleep, highlighting the importance of a 12 to 14 hour rest.