Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …

Parenting Tips For Speech Disabilities

Children with speech and language problems may have trouble sharing their thoughts with words or gestures. They may also have a hard time saying words clearly and understanding spoken or written language. Reading to your child and having her name objects in a book or read aloud to you can strengthen her speech and language skills. Helping your child love …

Speech Disorder Symptoms

Children: Signs of a Language Disorder Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older) Does not babble (4-7 months) Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months) Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years) Says only a few words (12-18 months) Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years) Does not put words …

Speech Disorder Causes

What Are Speech Disorders? Speech disorders can affect the way a person creates sounds to form words. Certain voice disorders may also be considered speech disorders. One of the most commonly experienced speech disorders is stuttering. Other speech disorders include apraxia: a motor speech disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain related to speaking dysarthria: a motor speech …

Characteristics of Speech Impairments

The characteristics of speech or language impairments will vary depending upon the type of impairment involved. There may also be a combination of several problems. When a child has an articulation disorder, he or she has difficulty making certain sounds. These sounds may be left off, added, changed, or distorted, which makes it hard for people to understand the child. …