From the Voice of a Therapist

Bilingual homes and how it affects speech

The truth about raising children in a bilingual home and how it affects their speech and language development. Bilingual children develop speech and language normally. Typically, learning two languages can take a longer time. However, bilingual children should still reach developmental milestones such as producing their first word at 12...

Ear infections and language development

Ear infections and language development. When children have ear infections (otitis media), fluid can build up in their middle ear. When this occurs, it can affect how they hear sounds. The sounds that they hear may seem distorted. For instance, imagine what it would sound like to hear someone talking...

Stimulate your child’s development

Simple at home strategies to further stimulate your child’s speech and language development. The frequency that adults communicate with their children, and the quality of their responses to their children greatly influences speech and language development. Parents & caregivers should talk to their children as much as possible. When adults...