Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can a Speech-Generating Device (AAC) Help My Child?   

Augmentative/alternative communication devices — sometimes referred to as "talkers" or “talking tablets” — can play an important role in helping children with apraxia, aphasia, or other speech disorders communicate with their parents and peers. Learn about one local family's experience with their daughter's AAC device, which has helped her develop cognitive and communication skills. ...
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Miriam Conner

Podcast Episode #10: Teen Takeover

As a follow-up to the last installment of aParently Speaking, which addressed ways to help teens handle stress, in this episode host Miriam Conner welcomes three local teens to the studio to share a bit about what it's like being a teenager today. ...
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How to Respond to Communication-Related Tantrums

Toddlers often know what they want, but are not yet able to express their wants accurately to caregivers. When tension builds and frustration mounts due to a communication breakdown, toddlers may experience a full-blown tantrum. These expert tips will help parents keep their cool while helping their child through a communication-related tantrum. ...
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Backyard Bonfires: Local Family Opens Up About Fire Pit Dangers

April 18 was a warm spring day just after Easter in 2017.

Jamie Bosley, of East Palestine, remembers that because her kids were using Peeps from their Easter baskets instead

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Structuring Unstructured Time for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Summer is here, bring on the sunshine! While it has its perks, this season also can bring new challenges for families whose loved ones must adjust to a new schedule.

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Trampolines for Kids: Are They Safe?

Trampolines are popular among kids and adults  — but they can be dangerous. From 2002 to 2011, trampoline injuries contributed to more than 1 million emergency department visits in the

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Speech, Language & Hearing Developmental Milestones: Age 0-6 Months

While every baby and child develops at different rates, there are some milestones that generally can be expected by certain ages. This includes certain speech, language and hearing developmental milestones. Check this list for some typical milestones for babies who are up to six months of age. ...
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The Joy of Face Painting

My son likes to have his face painted.

That’s good because it encourages his imagination and makes for great Instagram fodder.

It’s bad because it costs me money.

It doesn’t

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