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Milestones Autism Resources Extends 2020 Virtual National Conference

Milestones Autism Resources is providing extended access to its 2020 National Autism Conference through August 31 for existing registrants and those still interested in registering. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
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What is Selective Mutism and How is it Treated?

Selective mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s lack of verbal communication in select social environments, such as school. Children with selective mutism possess the ability to speak, but are selective of the settings in which they choose to speak.  ...
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What is the Difference Between Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate?

There are hundreds of craniofacial anomalies that are associated with communication disorders, with clefts as one of the subtypes. Speech sound disorders can become a significant problem if the palatal cleft is not repaired early on or the repair was not effective. ...
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LLA Therapy Offers Free Screenings This Summer

LLA Therapy, with locations in Hudson, Fairlawn and Medina, is offering free speech and language, fine motor, and gross motor screenings through July 31. read more

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Use Modeling to Improve a Child’s Speech & Language Skills

Modeling is one of the most simple tools you can use to help improve your child’s speech and language skills. read more

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Disruptive Behavior Disorders: How to Cope with Hostile Kids — and When to Seek Help 

Do you feel like certain situations turn your child into a ticking time bomb? Do you dread frequent morning arguments about going to school? Or maybe you’ve noticed your child

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10 Signs Your Child May Have Hearing Loss

Whether you have concerns about your child’s hearing already or haven’t even considered there might be an issue, these 10 indications of hearing loss can help you determine if it’s a good idea to follow up with a hearing test. ...
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6 Tips to Support Your Autistic Student’s Success and Well-Being

While the nation’s school closures came like a curveball at most school-age children and their families, children with autism have fiercely felt the jolt. Autistic children and their parents may still be fretting and frustrated with unstructured days at home. Here are six tips for making the most of school days at home for kids with autism. ...
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7 Fun Activities to Promote Speech and Language in Young Children

Everyday activities can be opportunities to expand learning — particularly for speech and language. Here are seven easy, familiar options you can do at home with your child that offer speech and language cues. ...
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