Speech Therapy Forum

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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MTSS

If a student has one phoneme that he/she can't produce (ex. has a lisp and substitutes th for s.) However, it doesn't have a negative impact on the student's …

Rapid garbled speech

My grandson is 4. He has a great vocabulary but often when he tries to tell us something most of the speech is extremely fast and unintelligible with a …

Basal & Ceiling

Hi, When administering a test can you reach a ceiling before a basal? For example, if the ceiling if 4 and the basal is 7 and I started at question …

Measuring MLUs

Hi, I am currently supporting a preschool collect data on their students’ language. I have collected language samples and am currently measuring the students’ …

School SLP help with software

My wife is a SLP at a primary school in central Indiana. She is responsible for scheduling, progress monitoring, periodical reports, etc; basically ALL …

Mild CAS?

Hi! I am currently seeing a student whom I suspect might have a mild case of childhood apraxia of speech, but I would like some clarification. He seems …

TAPS 4

I administered the TAPS-4 to one of my students. What may be some reasons that he scored in the 16th percentile for processing oral directions subtest …

NO Lingual Frenulum Present

I have a patient who has NO lingual frenulum- I've never seen this before and there is only one case of it reported in the world currently in Saudi Arabia. …

Babbling differences in children with apraxia

My 18 month old doesn't speak yet, and he can only babble aaah, and at. He can say mama but only when asked. But no other vowels or consanants.( I know …

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

I have a client with CAS, I wonder whether a motor approach such as DTTC may be more effective than a functional approach such as core vocabulary …

What is happening to my voice?

I am 25 years old male. Recently I've been having problems with my voice. My voice tends to squeak and creak and sometimes just disappear when I'm out …

Speech development, 34 months

How clearly should a 34 month-old be speaking. Should any of their speech be intelligible to a stranger? Is speech made up of mostly babble still appropriate? …

Dismissing A Student From Speech

If I have a student only working on articulation and the student as mastered all of his speech goals, is using his sounds consistently in conversation, …

Speech language service in Virginia schools

Why are teacher aides allowed to pull students and work on the speech therapists goals without the SLP present?

Bilingual children's accent

Hi my wife and I were born in the US and have a generic American accents. My children were also born here in New Jersey. My older son is 4 and we spoke …

Articulation

I’m currently working as a private SLP and I have a 5yo who came to me with substitution of /t/ for /s/ and /sh/. He immediately was able to correct his …

Articulation question- kindergarten 

Hi, I worked at a school and just recently received an email to screen a bunch of kindergarten students for articulation. I screened one yesterday that …

My 8 year is still struggling with speech 

My daughter has been in speech therapy since she was 4 and is still struggling with her speech. She has made big improvements but still has several words …

Adult can't pronounce /L/

I need help. I moved to Canada when I was 3 and have lived here since. I can speak, read, and write English well, but I have trouble pronouncing /L/. …

Speech for the autistic

I have an autistic son,19 years old, still in public school. He speaks freely to all he meets but his speech articulation is 90% not understandable to …

Autism And Apraxia 

Friendly Hello, Is it possible for a child to just have apraxia?

/s/ phoneme
I am a speech therapist working with a little girl on /s/. She is able to produce /s/ in isolation and can even produce some /s/ blends such as "st", but …

2 &1/2 yr old - very high voice 

Two-and-a-half-year-old either has a very small voice box or very constricted vocal cords how do we know which it is? And if it is constricted vocal cords, …

I am worried about my grandson's verbal skills

My grandson is 27 months old and only says a few words. His parents and all four grandparents try to work with him, always naming everything we see,and …

10 Year old sister still not normally talking

Hi, when my little sister was born, doctors told us that she would be a "slow-learner". Well, life continued and she is 10 now. The problem is that she …

27 month old son only says a few words

Hi! I have a 27 months old son and he can only say few words at the moment! He can say words like, dad, car, jar, nana for banana, darty for dirty, duck …

Vowels preceding /r/

My 9 year old son strugged for quite a while to get the /r/ sound, but has finally started getting it. It's still not perfect, but much better and improving. …

Assessment Tools

Hi Everyone, I am building a speech program from the ground up at an alternative school...grades 3-12. I need to purchase some assessments for the …

TRAVEL SLP JOBS

Hi there! Has anyone ever worked in a travel slp job? What are the pros and cons? Are there any really amazing companies? Or companies to avoid? I would …

The T Sound

A Facebook fan had a great question! Anyone have tips or tricks to try: "My 2 1/2 yr old son is having trouble producing the t sound (and many other …

Salary for SLP's in private practice?

I am an SLP/owner of a private practice and am hiring a new SLP (1 year out of her CFY). I haven't had to hire a new therapist for a long time and I have …

15 months old bilingual child not talking

Hi Bridget, My son is also 15 months old and he he is not saying much. Like the first comment, he says ma, da and babbles and grunts all day but he …

Lisp Correction

My 6 year old has difficulty with his "s" sounds, they come out sounding like "th". Although it sounds adorable now I don't want him to have difficulty …

First Words

My 15 month old son is not saying many words yet. He says mama and dada all day long but not necessarily to grab our attention. He does repeat words …

Baby Sign language

Hello, My wife is worried that our son (15 month old) hasn't learned any signs to refer to things he wants. For example, making the sign for milk when …

Pointing 

In regards to pointing, how important is a correct point? My son points to his wants and interests but sometimes it more of an open hand point instead …

20 Month Old Girl Not Talking, Only Moans With Her Mouth Closed

Hello, my 20 month old daughter has no words. She babbles very rarely, and most of her vocalizations consist of her moaning with her mouth closed. Anytime …

my son is not speaking much

HI, My son is not speaking much. He is 23 month old. We speak 2 language. He understand in both language most of the time. He babbles a lot and say some …

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