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Stuttering Awareness Week: Dos and Don’ts

Stuttering Awareness Week: Dos and Don’ts

In honor of National Stuttering Awareness Week in the United States, we want to help you understand the difference between the natural period of disfluency your child may be experiencing and a child who stutters. Here at Small Talk, we have therapists who specialize...
FACT or MYTH: COVID Masks and Speech

FACT or MYTH: COVID Masks and Speech

COVID-19 changed a lot of things in our world. One of those big changes was the introduction of masks into our daily lives. But with these new facial “accessories” came some unanswered questions, especially when it comes to speech and language. #1: Mask-wearing ruins...
Auditory Processing in Children

Auditory Processing in Children

WHAT IS AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER: Auditory Processing Disorder (also referred to as , Central Auditory Processing Disorder, CAPD) is a disorder affected ones ability to process sounds. Individuals with Audiotry Processing Disorder have a neurological defect in the...
Autism and Speech-Language Therapy

Autism and Speech-Language Therapy

Sometimes referred to as autism spectrum disorder, autism is a neurological difference resulting in differences from the expected cultural “norm.” Autism is a spectrum, meaning it is experienced differently from one autistic person to the next. Autistic kids (and...
Theme week: Water week

Theme week: Water week

Hot temperatures aren’t going anywhere! That being said, why not structure some fun language activities around cooling down with water activities? Check out some of these fun and interactive activities to do with your kids. Monday: Water balloon target practice Who...
Summer language series: Play Dough week

Summer language series: Play Dough week

Play Dough is such a fun, tactile tool to use for play and language stimulation with kids. There are so many fun, easy (and virtually mess contained) games and activities you can use with your kids at home, whether indoors or outside, to have fun and promote language...
Summer language Series: Chalk Week

Summer language Series: Chalk Week

This summer has been different than any other summer. With the COVID-19 still present in our communities, we understand the challenges of navigating ‘summer fun’ with your kids. We wanted to offer some suggestions for language stimulation activities that...
Fourth of July: Celebrating in a Pandemic

Fourth of July: Celebrating in a Pandemic

This year, 4th of July celebrations will look much different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic with many large gatherings canceled and parks closed to prevent crowds from gatherings. While the typical festivities may not be held, there are safe ways to...
A Special Message from Our Team

A Special Message from Our Team

Please watch this special message from Small Talk. We wanted to share our success with teletherapy and let you know we are working directly with children and side by side with parents every day, teaching them how to improve speech and language from the comfort of...
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

As things have continued to rapidly change in the wake of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, Small Talk and Bright Connections Occupational Therapy have decided it’s best to temporarily close our office and move forward with teletherapy only. We will be...