Oral Motor

Help your child with their oral motor skills!

Child Apraxia of Speech: Parent Tips and Tricks

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder characterized by difficulty planning and sequencing movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, and palate to produce accurate speech sounds. This complex motor planning disorder can greatly impact a child’s speech intelligibility, leading to frequent speech errors and communication breakdowns.

Boosting Language Skills with the Five Senses

Children with delays or disorders in expressive and receptive language have difficulty understanding, developing, formulating, and communicating their thoughts, ideas, wants, and needs.

Building Language at Home: 7 Language Facilitation Strategies

Between hectic schedules and the daily bustle of life at home, finding time to build and grow your child’s language can be overwhelming.  Finding little moments in your day to connect and play with your child can be the perfect time to build their language.

Pumpkins: Seasonal Activities to Increase your Child’s Language!

Pumpkins are a common theme across many autumnal activities and such activities can help your child’s expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language blossom.

Something to Chew On

A child’s sensory system works to help them to see, hear, touch, taste, smell, and feel where their bodies are in relation to others and in space. Some children tend to avoid certain sensory input (e.g., avoiding busy or noisy spaces, or becoming upset at the sight, taste, or texture of certain foods), while others seek specific types of input (e.g., they may enjoy making loud noises such as humming, or chew, bite, or explore things with their mouth).  

Cooking Up Language

Whether you consider yourself a gourmet chef or have mastered the art of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some form of cooking is a part of everyday life. Cooking can feel like a burden at times and seem too time-consuming, but getting your child involved can provide endless opportunities to promote language (and give you an extra set of hands)!