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Avoiding Summer Learning Loss with Aspire!

Summer vacation is a time both kids and teachers long for after a year of instruction. It involves waterparks, road trips, and all the time to do as they please. However, once they are back in the classrooms, kids seem to have forgotten a few things.  Summer...

Why Speech Therapy Never Gets Old

The ability to communicate and convey our thoughts and feelings to others is one of the most important skills that we as human beings can develop. Speech-language pathology is a field that revolves around facilitating speech, language, and overall communication....

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) for Parents

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?   Apraxia of speech is a complex motor planning disorder that may make a child difficult to understand when they talk. Apraxia is often misdiagnosed and may be difficult to treat. The difficulties and characteristics that...

How to Change an Undesirable Behavior: The Consequence

When it comes to changing a behavior, it is important to look at three aspects: the antecedent, the behavior itself, and the consequence. The antecedent is what happens before a behavior and the consequence is what happens after a behavior. When discussing behavior,...

Behavior is Communication

Behavior is communication. Did you know that your child’s behavior can tell you a lot about what they are thinking, how they feel or what they want?  In order to decipher our child’s behavior, it is important to look at three aspects: the antecedent, the...

Developing Listening Skills in Preschoolers

In order to learn children need to develop attending skills. When their attention is focused, it is easier to concentrate on the task presented.  As preschoolers enter kindergarten they need to develop social awareness in a group. They need to become aware of...

Total Communication

In speech therapy, a total communication approach is a combination of verbal (using our voice) and nonverbal (using sign language, gestures, etc) methods to facilitate and improve communication skills. This method is especially favored in children with Down Syndrome,...