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3 Essentials to Encourage Speech in Toddlers (and Babies)

By | 2017-12-25T14:28:06+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

by Narissa Ventress, M.A., CCC-SLP All parents know the joys (and challenges) of encouraging speech in a baby or young child. One moment she’s reacting intently to your “words of wonder” and the next is something like talking to the sky. All of this –and oh, let’s not forget the endless variety [...]

Don’t Use Your Head: Contact Sports, Cognition, and Language

By | 2017-12-25T14:30:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

by Narissa Ventress, M.A., CCC-SLP Over 30 million youth participate in organized sports involving some form of physical contact each year. With sports, it’s no secret that injuries are bound to happen, and some may even consider it “part of the game”. While the general tradeoffs may seem obvious, not every injury [...]

A Love of Language: Using Books to Foster Language Development

By | 2017-12-26T11:23:08+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

by Narissa Ventress, M.A., CCC-SLP Books are one of the greatest teachers for our children. They help encourage and foster language development in the youngest of readers as well as expand the vocabulary of older readers. When children are younger and exposed to picture books, they make connections to the bright and [...]

Verbal Expectations: 4 – 6 Months

By | 2017-12-13T10:58:28+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

by Narissa Ventress, M.A., CCC-SLP Everyone that’s ever tried to get a 5 month old to “talk” will tell you, there are few things more irresistible than a baby’s attempt to speak. They might even make expressions as if their words (sounds) explained something profound. While incredibly adorable, a baby is [...]

Verbal Expectations: Birth to 3 Months

By | 2017-12-13T11:11:43+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

by Narissa Ventress, M.A., CCC-SLP During the period from birth to three months (or longer, every baby is different) you should start to notice your child reaching the following receptive and expressive language milestones: In the area of receptive language (hearing and understanding), you will see your baby: [...]

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