Autism Spectrum Disorder, also referred to simply as “autism”, is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. This means it is a disorder that affects brain development. Early signs of autism are typically present before the age of 3. A definitive cause of autism remains unknown, however there is ongoing research to attempt to establish causal … Continue reading WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?
Dysphagia is the term used when a patient is having difficulty eating and swallowing. The difficulty can arise during any phase of the eating process. It results from any number of neurological or physical conditions. Most commonly it results from a stroke or head injury but can also be due to throat/neck cancer, degenerative disease and some … Continue reading Hard to Swallow?
Phonological processes are the patterns of sound errors that typically developing young children use to simplify adult speech as they are learning to talk. All children use these processes while their speech and language are developing. Young children do not yet have the ability to coordinate all the mouth structures such as the lips and … Continue reading What are Phonological Processes?
Do you know someone who’s had a stroke? Have you ever wondered how or perhaps why a stroke happens? Here are some basic facts to help shed light on this condition! What is a stroke? A stroke is when there’s an interruption of blood flow to the brain caused by a blocked or burst artery. … Continue reading About Strokes
Think of movies like “look who’s talking” and “daddy day care” where little tykes are given the ability to communicate as adults. It makes for great entertainment, and while it gives babies and toddlers way too much credit, it also makes one think about what baby would say if he could communicate. Well he can communicate … Continue reading Hands On! Using sign language with babies and toddlers