What is Modeling Language? Here at Talk About Therapy, we make it a priority to teach parents how to continue to practice speech therapy with their children on a daily basis. Strong language development does not occur overnight, so our speech language pathologists take pride in helping our families achieve their goals by equipping them […]
THE STAGES OF ORAL MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
What are oral motor skills? Oral motor skills encompass the use and function of the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth, and hard and soft palates. The combination of these structures is essential in speech production, safe sucking/swallowing, and consuming a variety of textures and foods. The strength and coordination of these functions are foundational for feeding […]
WHY ARE STRAW CUPS MORE BENEFICIAL THAN SIPPY CUPS FOR YOUR CHILD?
Oftentimes the transition that follows traditional feeding bottles can be very scary for both parents and toddlers. Many parents ask us what the best option is when it comes to the type of cup to use when trying to wean their toddler off of a traditional feeding bottle. Our answer to this is simple – […]
Baby Led Weaning: Why is it Beneficial?
What is Baby Led Weaning? Baby led weaning (BLW) is the gradual process of teaching your baby how to self-feed with solid foods rather than “mush” foods. We at Talk about Therapy encourage parents to begin BLW with their children at around 6 months of age. How can you start Baby Led Weaning? We encourage […]
What are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties and How can Speech Therapists Help?
What are Tongue Ties, Lip Ties & TOTs ? A tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition in which a child’s tongue is restricted from normal motion. Tongue ties occur when a strong band of tissue tethers the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Lip ties occur when an unusually strong or […]
10 Tips to Help your Child Follow Directions
Many parents ask us how they can improve their child’s sense of following directions. Oftentimes it may seem that your child is simply disobeying you, but there can be other factors that are affecting their ability to follow instructions. Remember that each child is different, and some may struggle more with focusing than others. Establish […]
12 Tips and Activities for Speech Therapy in Daily Life
Whether you are located in Atlanta like us, or anywhere in the world, incorporating speech therapy into your child’s daily life is extremely essential! There are so many ways you can get creative and have fun with this. We have compiled multiple techniques that will help you effectively conduct speech therapy with your children! Don’t […]
Coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 Speech Therapist Tips to Keep Children Engaged and Learning at Home
With social distancing and quarantine measures in effect at the moment, it’s important to keep our kids busy and take their mental health into consideration! Here are some fun activities to stimulate your children’s brains & bodies while keeping them occupied! Consider implementing speech and language therapy techniques while doing these activities with your kids! […]