Language

Enhance Speech and Language with baking

Parents are always looking for ways to incorporate speech and language activities at home.  Whether it is to stimulate a typically developing child’s vocabulary and language, or to help a speech or language delayed child; baking is great and fun way to work on speech and language. The first and most important rule before you start, is you have to

What is eccessive drooling?

Ad a speech and language therapist I’m often asked about drooling or I see children that although they should control their saliva, they have wet chins or tshirts. …almost forgetting to swallow. Babies need to learn how to swallow food and saliva. Most achieve this within the first year or two of life. Some take a little longer. There is

Colourful Semantics

What is Colourful Semantics? Many of the children that I treat have difficulties structuring the sentence in the right order as well as using vocabulary. COLOURFUL SEMANTIC is a therapy technique which uses colour coded cards to help children to learn the important elements of a sentence, and how to join them together in the correct order. ‘Colourful Semantics‘ was

Speech Development in Bilingual Children

The Different Types of bilingualism There are two ways children become bilingual: Simultaneous and Successive. Simultaneous language acquisition is when a child is exposed to 2 languages from birth in natural situations. This often happens when both parents speak two languages to a child or each parent speaks a different language to the child (or caregivers). These children tend to

Bilingualism

Bilingualism is the ability to use more than one language. Children have a natural way of learning more than one language. It is important that learning two or more languages is not perceived as “confusing the child”. I provide assessments of your child’s sounds and language acquisition and advice on what to do when these problems arise. I can assess your child

Warning signs of language delay in toddlers

Children learn language at different rates, but most follow a general timeline. If your child doesn’t seem to be meeting communication milestones within several weeks of the average, ask her doctor about it. It may be nothing, but if your child is delayed in some way, recognizing and treating the problem early is crucial for developing language and other cognitive

Late talker or language delay?

Are you worried about your toddler’s development in speech and language? Don’t panic yet! There’s a chance your child could just be a late talker. A late talker is a toddler between the ages of 18 to 30 months, who is developing normal play, social, thinking and motor skills, but who is limited in spoken vocabulary for their age. Most late talkers

Will bilingual children get confused if?

If they learn more than two languages while growing up? NO. Children have an amazing ability to pick up several languages while growing up – providing they get enough exposure to them and have the chance and need to interact in them. Millions of children worldwide grow up in truly multilingual environments, learning them as they grow up, and they