Happy New Year!


Those looking to learn more about pragmatic language (what we say, how we say it, our body language, and whether it is appropriate to the given situation) will love this month’s edition of the Pediatric Speech Therapy Newsletter!


We’ll better define pragmatic language before discussing Pragmatic Language Disorders and how they can be treated in therapy and at home. Our other main story this month looks at how autism can affect pragmatic language; as many children with autism struggle with social interactions and relating to others. Speaking in conversation may not come naturally for your child, but we’ll offer some ways to help you support their pragmatic language development!


You’ll also get to know Shannon Johnson, one of our very talented Speech Therapists, in this month’s Speech Therapy Spotlight!


We’re offering free paper copies of the newsletter in our office for anyone who would like them. If you would like a stack of these newsletters for your office, give us a call at (559) 228-9100 or contact us online, and we’ll provide them for you free of charge!


Here’s the full rundown for our January 2018 issue:

  • Pragmatic Language Disorders

  • How Autism affects Pragmatic Language

  • Ask a Therapist: Why are “WH” Questions Important?

  • App of the Month: Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck

  • Speech Therapy Spotlight: Shannon Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP


Happy reading!



Kurt Dragomanovich

Digital Media Coordinator