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How to Practice Speech Goals at Home: Articulation

How to Practice Speech Goals at Home: Articulation

It’s important when practicing articulation at home to practice words your child can produce correctly, without errors. Often, simpler words are better when starting out. Next time you’re here at Small Talk, ask you child’s speech therapist for a list of words to...
Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Three

Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Three

Congratulations on making it this far! Learning about sensory processing can be overwhelming, especially if you have your own little one(s) struggling with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This post will discuss the second set of categories that focus more on...
Language-Rich Summer Activities for Kids

Language-Rich Summer Activities for Kids

What does language-rich mean?  Our world is full of things to experience and talk about. Language-rich activities provide opportunities to use language and encourage interaction and turn-taking with your child. Participating in these activities with your child...
Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Two

Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Two

In the blog post Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part One, I discussed the different sensory systems and red flags that can be observed within each. Next, I will dive into Sensory Processing Disorder and the different categories that fall within this disorder....
Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part One

Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part One

Sensory processing is complicated. Many of our kids struggle with some aspect of sensory processing and it can be difficult for caregivers to attend to their needs if they don’t have a thorough understanding of their child’s sensory processing challenges. First and...
Why Do I Keep Hearing about Common Objects?

Why Do I Keep Hearing about Common Objects?

Common objects are something that we work with often here at Small Talk. When we say “common objects” we’re typically referring to pictures of things kids see all the time in their daily life. These could be a car, dog, shirt, chair, etc. Many of our kids have goals...
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...