Tag Archives: Language

Winter Books: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

By: Suzanne Herman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Copyright 2011. Reprinted with the express permission of the author as it appeared on her weblog Books are an excellent source for therapy ideas and expanding a child’s speech and language skills. For more information … Continue reading

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Infant Language Exposure Shapes Brain Circuitry

[Source: Neuroscience News] Babies learn their native language by interacting with their caregivers. Rather than simply overhearing adult words, taking turns in a “conversation” predicts an infant’s future language abilities. But it is unclear how language exposure shapes brain circuitry. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Elements of Language Have Existed For 40 Million Years

[Source:  Science Daily] Humans are not the only beings that can identify rules in complex language-like constructions — monkeys and great apes can do so, too, a study at the University of Zurich has shown. Researchers at the Department of … Continue reading

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Halloween Speech Lesson of the Week: Where’s My Mummy?

Editor’s Note:  PediaStaff would like to welcome Kristin Cummings, M.S. CCC-SLP to our guest blogging team!  Kristin runs the Simply Speech blog and has some wonderful ideas to share with you.  Please enjoy this great Halloween idea that she wrote … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: The Importance of Pointing

by Katie Yeh, M.S. CCC-SLP,  Playing With Words 365 I feel like Everett, with the exception of walking, has hit every developmental milestone earlier than his older sister. He sat up, crawled and spoke his first word earlier than she … Continue reading

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