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Speech Sound Disorders – How SCT Helps Children Reduce Sound Errors and Become More Intelligible

Speech Sound Disorders – How SCT Helps Children Reduce Sound Errors and Become More Intelligible

Languages are made up of complex sequences of sounds coming together to form words. When a child is learning their language, they imitate the sounds they hear. In the beginning, this sounds like cooing and babbling; the easiest speech sounds are practiced repeatedly: first vowels, then easy consonant sounds connected to vowels (“dadada”). As children develop, their babbling becomes more advanced adding in more sounds and turning into something that sounds like jabber. Eventually, this baby talk turns into early words, and then more intelligible speech.

Sometimes, children have difficulty with the transition to intelligible speech and they need the help of a speech therapist to guide the way to clear communication.

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Conquering School – Teen-Worthy Advice Written by a Teen

Conquering School – Teen-Worthy Advice Written by a Teen

In a perfect world, achieving success in school, both academically and socially would be as easy as following this formula:

Do Homework » Receive good test grades

Listen in class » Homework is easier

Join a club » Make friends

However, humans are not like computers. One input doesn’t necessarily lead to one output.

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The Written Word – When Speaking Isn’t an Option (Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia)

The Written Word – When Speaking Isn’t an Option (Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia)

Rey is an eleven year old boy who works hard to communicate with others.  It hasn’t been easy for him.  In fact, he has struggled for many years to make his needs and wants known to his family, teachers, therapists and peers without being able to speak. Rey has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Apraxia.

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Stuttering Therapy – How SCT Helps Children Achieve More Fluent Speech

Stuttering Therapy – How SCT Helps Children Achieve More Fluent Speech

It can be alarming to parents when their child begins to stutter. Many children stutter when they are acquiring language. With some key techniques, we can support and help our children through this disfluent period and reduce the risk of prolonged speech problems.

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The Road to Reading and Literacy

The Road to Reading and Literacy

Many children hit a roadblock when they’re learning to read. The process of decoding writing language is complicated and can be confusing. There are several possible reasons that reading challenges could arise, such as dyslexia or delayed phonological awareness. Don’t worry though; there are steps one can take early on to address difficulty with reading and literacy.

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The Struggle for Control

The Struggle for Control

We all want to be in control of our lives. Children are no exception. The big difference is children naturally have so little control. The fastest way for a child to gain control of a situation is to act out. With a loud scream and a body slam to the floor, all eyes are on them. As they pull the food off the grocery shelf and throw it across the store, all eyes are on them.

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Sammamish Children's Therapy Receives 2013 Best of Issaquah Award

For the second consecutive year, Sammamish Children's Therapy has been selected for the 2013 Best of Issaquah Award in the Speech/Language Pathologists category by the Issaquah Award Program.

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SCT’s First Annual Client Appreciation Picnic

SCT’s First Annual Client Appreciation Picnic

Thank you to all the families who were in attendance for our first annual Sammamish Children’s Therapy picnic! We loved seeing so many current and former clients. The weather cooperated perfectly. Good food, a very enthusiastic Kyle Mutch, and equally excited children combined for a perfect afternoon. Take a look at some of the pictures.

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