This is the third article on my series discussing speech sound development and when to refer a child to speech therapy. For previous articles, check out: Speech Sound Development: Ages 3-5 Intelligibility: How Well Can Others Understand Your Child? This article will specifically focus on speech sound development in children ages 6-8. If you have […]
Last week’s article on intelligibility answered the question: How much (or what percentage) of what my child says should be understood by others? You can read that article here: Intelligibility This article seeks to answer another common question parents ask: What specific sounds should my child be producing? This question is most commonly asked by […]
Parents are often good at understanding their own children. Even when kids make many sound substitutions (for example, saying “f” instead of “th”), most parents are expert decoders. However, if a child is very difficult to understand, or if you find yourself translating for your child often, you are not alone. How much of what […]
Back in Oregon, back in Ashland. It feels so good to be home!
Ecuador: We have arrived in Quito, after several flights and almost 24 hours of travel. We are a bit weary, and feeling under the weather with the extreme change in altitude from Oregon. Soon we travel via bus to another city, where we will be volunteering at a nonprofit school for children with disabilities. It […]
Forty days until I leave the country with these crazy kids! I’m headed to Ecuador on a professional volunteer trip with these lovely, smiling faces. While in Ecuador, we will hold trainings on working with students with disabilities and will run a one-day clinic. When we come back, we’ll all know each other a whole […]