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Special Needs

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Extra Help at Home for Your Child with Speech-Language Issues

Children who have been identified with speech-language impairments have likely established nonstandard patterns of speaking or have deficits that will require extra attention and training to improve. One or two sessions a week with a speech-language pathologist is not enough, and your involvement in carryover activities is crucial to your child's communication development. Here are some activities and games you can use at home to help.  ...
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Depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Why is it So Hard?

The unfortunate reality is that a large percentage of individuals with autism are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder. With this comes a critical need for efficient assessment and

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Fighting for Jett

Twenty-two-month-old Jett seems like a typical toddler. He is curious about the world around him, but also tightly clings to his parents. His big brown eyes light up the

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Cleveland Indians, KultureCity Introduce Sensory Room at Progressive Field

At a ribbon cutting event featuring Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and KultureCity Founder Julian Maha, the first sensory room opened at Progressive Field. In addition, the ballpark offers sensory bags equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Did you know that an estimated 40 million Americans experience speech, language, and/or hearing disorders? Early intervention is crucial to the successful development of communication skills. If you have concerns about your child’s speech, language, literacy or learning skills, consider an evaluation.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Signs and Symptoms of a Language-Learning Disability

If your child has difficulty with any of these signs and symptoms, a language-learning evaluation conducted by a speech-language pathologist is recommended. Learn about what happens during a language-learning evaluation, as well as types of therapy that may be beneficial to address needs in oral language and/or written language skills. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

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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Autism Awareness Month: Helpful Toys for Children on the Autism Spectrum

April is Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness and fostering meaningful conversation about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the people whose lives it touches. Many educational toy companies have

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Why My Family Chose to Learn American Sign Language

Many people assume that learning a new language to communicate with a deaf person will be difficult, if not impossible. However, it is very possible to learn American Sign Language. Discover some tips to make learning ASL more successful. ...
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Autism Diagnoses on the Rise as Kids in Certain Populations are Identified at Higher Rates

By now, many parents have likely heard the news that the rate of diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is going up. According to the Centers for Disease Control

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