What is stuttering? Stuttering is a speech-motor disorder where difficulties controlling and coordinating speech movements results in the disruption to the flow (fluency) of speech. A person knows exactly what they want to say, however has difficulties producing smooth, fluent speech. There are three different types of stuttering: Repetitions – This is when the person … Continue reading Stuttering

Social Development & Play Skills

Speaking of social and play skills, what are they? Play is a critical part of children’s development.  When a child plays they build many different skills, including: Language skills Social and emotional skills Problem-solving and thinking skills Social skills are the skills we use every day to interact and communicate with others.  Social skills play … Continue reading Social Development & Play Skills

Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a condition where a person has difficulty processing complex sounds, such as speech, even though their hearing is normal. It can affect both children and adults, although it is not typically diagnosed until at least the age of 7. Some people are born with APD, while others acquire it as … Continue reading Auditory Processing Disorder

Developmental Language Disorder: Comprehension difficulties

What is a Developmental language disorder? It is a problem with using and/or understanding language that is not caused by a biomedical condition such as cerebral palsy or hearing impairment, and which persists into school age and beyond. It affects about 1 in every 14 children and impacts on progress in school and in everyday … Continue reading Developmental Language Disorder: Comprehension difficulties