Understanding the extent of speech and language delays in older internationally adopted children
This article introduces options available to parents with regard to determining the extent of their child’s birth language delay at the time of adoption. It refutes select myths regarding common school placements (e.g., ESL) for adopted children as well as reviews strategies of qualifying school age children with birth language delays for speech language services. The article reiterates the difference between communicative and cognitive language mastery of adopted children as well as cites select resources (e.g., letter template) available for parents who are requesting speech language services for their adopted child within the school system.
Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP
Differential diagnosis of AD/HD and Auditory Processing Disorders in Internationally Adopted School Age Children
This article explains the difference between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and auditory processing disorders. It also outlines the referral process for differential assessment of auditory processing disorders, explains the roles of both audiologist and the speech language pathologist in the assessment and remediation of auditory processing disorders. Finally, this article cites select assessment instruments sensitive to detection of auditory processing deficit, explains the benefits of multidisciplinary approach to identification and differential diagnosis of processing disorders as well as provides general explanations for parents with respect to treatment approaches to auditor
Stuttering Therapy: Is a Speech Therapist Needed?
Whether or not you are in search of help for your self or in your child, it's possible you'll be considering of requesting assistance from a speech therapist. You may wonder if that is the best option. There are a number of factors to think about when deciding in case you or your child ought to visit a speech therapist.
Music Mediated Baby Sign Language Instruction Enhances Motivation And Learning Development
Music mediated sign language instruction has several central purposes. Teaching baby sign language using music, enhances motivation, enjoyment, social skills, self-concept, & development of language.
Using Sign Language And Music To Communicate With Your Newborn
Why should hearing children learn sign language? How can Deaf children participate in and enjoy music? What is music mediated sign language instruction?