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What We Do With What We Hear

July 12, 2012

Auditory processing; in simple terms, is “what we do with what we hear.” When someone asks us a question, we take it in, make an association with what we know, and respond. Read more…


Tips On Teasing

June 23, 2012

Has your child ever felt hurt by other children at school? Has your child been teased about appearance or ability?  What about being left out or excluded from a lunch group or conversation? Does your child overreact to a peer’s facial expression, comment, or action?  Our children’s social world includes teasing, and how our children deal with it affects how their peers view them. Read more…


The Importance of Social Rules

June 18, 2012

Children who present with ADHD, central auditory processing, high functioning autism, and language and learning disabilities tend to have issues with social skills (pragmatic language). They want to interact, join in, play, converse, and have friends. However, many times they are isolated and ostracized by their peers because they miss social cues. Read more…


Red Flags for Speech-Language Development

June 5, 2012

The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) is raising awareness about “red flags” for signs of language delay especially in the summer months when parents have more one on one time with their children. Language allows us to express our thoughts and is crucial for academic learning. This is why early intervention is so important. Read more…


Body Language

May 30, 2012

Many people who experience difficulties in communication are not sending or receiving nonverbal cues correctly. They do not always understand that body gestures impart meaning by adding to a statement, emphasizing a thought, or supplying meaning on their own.  Therefore, reading a simple shoulder shrug which indicates the meaning of “I don’t know” goes unidentified and is not acknowledged.  Read more…