Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

My Child Just Can’t Make the ‘R’ Sound!

Many kids have a hard time producing the “R” sound, even after participating in years of speech therapy. It’s not their fault — some kids just don’t respond well to traditional therapy. In these cases, recently developed technology called visual biofeedback could be the solution. ...
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Tips & Recipes for Homemade Baby Food

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” That goes for all of us, no matter how young or how tiny. So why not give your baby the very best — and save some money while you’re at it? Find tips, tricks and recipes for easy homemade baby food. ...
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Expert Advice for Kids and Piercings, From Tots to Teens

If you’re the parent of a little girl, chances are the subject of ear piercing has or will come up. And if you’re the parent of a teenage girl or boy, be prepared for the conversation to possibly resurface again, this time perhaps with a different part of the body, such as a nose or lip piercing. While there isn’t necessarily a “perfect age” to get a piercing, there are points to consider and discuss with your child at any age. ...
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Northeast Ohio 2019-20 Independent School Open House Listings

Open house events are ideal for parents and students to ask questions, meet faculty and see if a particular school is the right fit. Check this list of private and other schools in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that offer upcoming open houses and tours. ...
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Keep Kids Safe Online: Social Apps, Parental Controls & More

Kids just aren’t using text messages to communicate with friends; instead, there are many social apps to download — for chatting, sharing videos and photos, or playing games. As a parent, do you know what your kids are using? We provide some popular communication apps, how kids are using them and ways parents can monitor what their kids are up to online.  ...
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Answers to Common Questions About Speech Therapy

When it comes to starting speech-language therapy, parents often are unsure where to begin. It can be overwhelming to receive a diagnosis from a pediatrician, with recommendations to begin speech

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When is the Right Time to Consult an Orthodontist?

Your child’s dentist helps keep their teeth clean and cavity-free. An orthodontist, however, is a dental specialist who is focused on positioning teeth and jaws into the right places. Check out this list of the top four reasons to consult an orthodontist for your child. ...
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Going to the Dentist Isn’t What it Used to be, Thanks to the Solea Dental Laser

Because dental visits often are associated with the loud and unnerving sound of the drill, sharp needles and overall intimidating surroundings, pediatric patients can be fearful. However, the Solea dental laser is doing the impossible by making children of all ages excited about seeing their dentists. ...
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Toothy Grins: Tales You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

In December, we asked our Facebook followers to share funny quotes or silly mishaps regarding kids, teeth and trips to the dentist. Here’s what a few had to say: read

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Sleep Deprivation is Torture

Sleep deprivation is torture. Search the internet and you’ll find endless articles about how important sleep is for not only adults, but for children, too. If only my 3-year-old could

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