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Spotlight on School Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessionals, or “teacher’s aides” as they often are called, work alongside licensed teachers to give students additional attention and instruction. These team members are relied upon to play a more

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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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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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Research Shows a Connection Between Soluble Fiber and Management of Autism Symptoms

If your child is among the one in 59 children in the U.S. identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), chances are good that they also have chronic digestive issues, including

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5 Myths About Stuttering

More than 3 million Americans stutter, or approximately 1 percent of the population. Learn to separate some common myths from reality when it comes to causes of stuttering and ways to help. In addition, find out several well-known people who stuttered and went on to have successful lives. ...
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5 Halloween Tips For Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder

For most of us, Halloween means dressing up, trick-or-treating, and parties. We might stress a little over getting the costumes our kids are asking to have, getting to the school

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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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How to Communicate with Your Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

Communicating with your deaf or hard of hearing child is extremely important. The key to your child's language development and learning success is using two-way communication — interacting with your child and encouraging your child to interact with you. ...
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Behavior Management Strategies & Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Classroom disruptions cost students and teachers valuable instructional time. To address issues before they happen, public schools in Ohio are now required to adopt policies and procedures for Positive Behavioral

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Can a Speech-Generating Device Help My Child?

Sometimes, despite what speech therapy can offer and how hard one may try to improve or regain verbal communication skills, they may need to consider other options. Modern technological advances have brought about many improvements in devices that can supplement or augment a person's communication skills. ...
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