How to Have a Fun and Stress-Free Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful not just for parents but for kids too. Let me paint a picture for you… Your kids are super excited to get candy but turn to frozen statues at the end of the driveway. The moment they put on their costume they want to take it off, or they complain about the cold, the dark, the walking, or the flavor of lollipop they got. Next thing you know you have a [...]

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Stuttering: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference

Stuttering – So many young children get bumpy so how are you supposed to know what’s normal, what’s not, and how to tell the difference?! There are many myths surrounding stuttering and disfluencies so let’s start with the facts: Facts about stuttering (that you might not know!):Stuttering occurs most often in boys (4:1) 60% of those who stutter also have a family member that does too. 1% of our worldwide population stutters (more than 70 million worldwide!) There’s no “cure” for stuttering [...]

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Private vs School-Based Speech Therapy – What’s the Difference?

Since I have had the pleasure of working as both a school based therapist and private practice therapist I have found there are some similarities and many differences between the two settings. I have been asked countless times which is the best option and what exactly is the difference? Keep reading to find out more! I would like to start this blog by sharing one very important fact: All SLP’s need to meet the same educational requirements to become licensed [...]

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