Tag Archives: children

Sound development in toddlers

Limited consonant sound use results in unintelligible speech and often indicates a motor speech disorder (apraxia) or phonological disorder. Check out these norms and the list of “red flags” which indicate that speech therapy is likely needed to help your child learn to be understood. By 18 months  Child produces 3 to 6 different consonant sounds with each child having

The benefit of Bilingualism

In This video I describe what is bilingualism, and certainly it is NOT bilingualism that causes a language delay. Speaking more than one language is amazing. Anna Biavati-Smith Specialist Speech and language Therapist © Copyright 2017 edinburgh-speech-therapy-wordsteps.co.uk . All rights reserved.

Selective Mutism and bilingualism

Headline News: Rising number of anxious polyglots Phil Thomason is a father of three children, the eldest of which was diagnosed with selective mutism in 2007 after 5 years silence in the school setting. Following the advice available his child has since overcome the disorder, and Phil has since dedicated a lot of his spare time to the SMIRA cause online

Sm: where does anxiety come from?

October is the selective mutism awareness month and I always try to post videos, write blogs, put posts in social media to make people aware of what is selective mutism (SM). SM stems from anxiety and the child doesn’t choose not to speak but the vocal cords are frozen because these children are anxious and scared, although we don’t see that all