My Personal and Professional Opinions

The following are my opinions on various topics around working on speech and language development and therapy.  While I do have lots of experience working with lots of different  children in many settings I know that I still have much to learn.  Please feel free to share your experiences, comment and ask me any questions that you like.

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Oral Motor Exercises

Do Oral Motor Exercises help a child to make speech sounds?  In my opinion, in most cases no.  The focus should be on practicing speech sounds not exercising muscles.  Read More.

Working on Speech Sounds Early

Working on speech sounds early, before they are considered to be a delay, can be a contentious topic.  Speech sounds typically develop at different ages.  Do sounds sometimes get worked on for seemingly no good reason?  Read More.