Special Needs

Special Needs

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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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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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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How to Prepare for an Upcoming Speech-Language Evaluation

A speech and language evaluation is a normal avenue to pursue when parents or caregivers suspect difficulty with communication. Anticipation of the event can bring on feelings of stress if you aren’t sure what to expect. Consider these helpful tips to prepare for an upcoming evaluation. ...
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Are Extended School Year Services Right for Your Child?

Summer can be a challenging time for many families, perhaps more so for families of children who have autism. Significant disruptions to daily routines can be troublesome for children with

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7 Tips When Buying Hearing Aids for Children

If your child has been diagnosed with a permanent hearing loss, it’s likely that hearing aids have been recommended. Hearing aids can be life-altering for your child, allowing them to hear sounds often missed due to hearing loss. Those that are properly fitted early on can allow your child to develop speech and language skills to reach their full potential. ...
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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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5 Ways to Incorporate Speech, Reading & Vocabulary Practice Into Everyday Routines

It’s very typical that eventually, your child will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework-type practice with flashcards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In

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