Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Are Speech Disorders Inherited?

Evidence exists linking genetic factors to a variety of speech and language difficulties. Researchers already have identified more than 400 genes linked to hearing loss, and ongoing studies investigate genetic links to stuttering, voice disorders and language disorders. Learn more, including what parents should do if there are genetic tendencies in the family. ...
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Things to do with kids

Family-Friendly Games, Puzzles & More

In honor of National Game and Puzzle Week 2019 — which takes place November 24-30 — we’ve rounded up some great new puzzles, card and board games for all ages. Plan to spend some extra family time enjoying these fun options. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How to Build Joint Attention Skills in Young Children with Autism

Joint attention — the ability to shift your attention between an object or event and your communication partner — is a skill that many children who are on the autism spectrum do not develop on their own. If kids are only focusing on one thing at a time, they aren't learning to communicate with others about shared experiences, to read facial expressions and understand gestures, or picking up new vocabulary and concepts. ...
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Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, November 2019

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities for young children. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is VPI and how is it Treated?

Commonly referred to as hypernasality, velopharyngeal insufficiency is a resonance disorder (how the cavities of the mouth and nose affect the way speech sounds) that results from too much air moving through the nose during speech. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this disorder. ...
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A Validated Lesson Taught

There are things around our house that are designated things that I do and designated things that my husband does. Generally speaking, we have a “he handles the outside, I

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is the Difference Between a Cochlear Implant and a Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids and cochlear implants are both electronic devices that help improve hearing. How they do that is what makes them very different. Although both types of devices work best for people with permanent hearing loss, cochlear implants are traditionally recommended for people with severe to profound hearing loss, while hearing aids are recommended for people with mild to severe hearing loss. Learn more about the differences here. ...
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What to do When Your Child Fears Sleep

As a therapist, one of the most common calls I receive is about children who dread going to bed. Sometimes they fear falling asleep by themselves, sometimes they need lengthy

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Speech Therapy for Children: School vs. Private

Parents who wonder what they can do to help their child improve their speech and language skills may seek additional private speech therapy to supplement school-based treatment. While this may provide an advantage, it depends on the unique needs of each child. Before determining if your child would benefit from additional speech and language therapy, it's important to know the differences between the two. ...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Kooky and spooky Halloween will soon be here, bringing giggles, laughter and nightmarish scares. Witches with candy are at the kids’ service, but some parents are feeling quite nervous. read

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