Oral Motor Skills

What is oral motor development? Oral motor development refers to the use and function of the jaw, tongue, lips and the hard and soft palates. The movement and coordination of these structures is very important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food textures. How your child works on oral motor skills in Speech… Continue reading Oral Motor Skills

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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

What is APD? Children with APD have difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following directions, and discriminating between speech sounds.  In school, children with APD may have difficulty with spelling, reading, and understanding information presented verbally in the classroom. A multidisciplinary team approach is critical to fully assess and understand the cluster of problems exhibited… Continue reading Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Awareness Month Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a developmental disability characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Statistics identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the month of April with unique fundraising and awareness-raising… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)