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Tips for Teachers

—Learn as much as you can about the student’s specific disability. Speech-language impairments differ considerably from one another, so it’s important to know the specific impairment and how it affects the student’s communication abilities. —Recognize that you can make an enormous difference in this student’s life! Find out what the student’s strengths and interests are, and emphasize them. Create opportunities for success. —If you

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Tips for Parents

—Learn the specifics of your child’s speech or language impairment. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your child. —Be patient. Your child, like every child, has a whole lifetime to learn and grow. —Meet with the school and develop an IEP to address your child’s needs. Be your child’s advocate. You know your son or daughter best, share what you

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A Day In The Life of an SLP

Christina is a speech-language pathologist. She works with children and adults who have impairments in their speech, voice, or language skills. These impairments can take many forms, as her schedule today shows. First comes Robbie. He’s a cutie pie in the first grade and has recently been diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech—or CAS. CAS is a speech disorder marked by choppy speech. Robbie

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Breaking The Chains of DAS

Christy Himstreet, M.S., CCC-SLP Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, California 92108-3683 With the aid of therapy provided by the Scottish Rite, a child moves from anxious silence to happy speech.  No matter how long we work with children, there are always those special few that touch our hearts in ways that create lifelong memories. Rachel Aguilar is

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