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Moving Towards Neurodiversity

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Current society is still very much in the “normal vs. abnormal” mindset when it comes to neurological differences. This handout is designed with parents/caregivers in mind and provides the basics of the concept of neurodiversity. It is presented in contrast to the current dominant normal vs. abnormal model.
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How to Assess and Support Light Tech AAC Users

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides a general roadmap for assessing and implementing light augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tasks and activities for clients who are either non-speaking or with delayed initiation of verbal communication. Rowland, C., & Fried-Oken, M. (2010). Communication matrix: A clinical and Research Assessment tool targeting children with severe communication disorders. Journal of Pediatric […]
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When the First Words Have Not Emerged: Tips & Strategies

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides strategies and recommendations for children who present with delays in the emergence of their first words. Feldman, H. M. (2019). How young children learn language and speech. Pediatrics in review, 40(8), 398-411. Therapy Insights (2020). Expressive and receptive vocabulary milestones for toddlers. Therapy insights (2023). Delayed or age expected: when to get […]
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Spanish Language Phonological Inventory Card Set

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
These cards contain all the phonological consonant sounds in the Spanish language with pronunciation guides, visual pictures, and words to match. Use these to practice and support phonological development with Spanish-speaking clients. Video on how to use this resource: Goldstein, B. (2000). Cultural and linguistic diversity resource guide for speech-language pathologists. San Diego, CA: Singular. […]
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Phonological Acquisition in Bilingual Spanish–English Speaking Children (2010)

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The authors aimed to determine how between-language interactions contributed to phonological acquisition in bilingual children, in comparison to their monolingual age-matched peers. A total of 24 typically-developing children were recruited for the study, from 3–4 years of age. Participants included eight bilingual (Spanish-English) children, eight monolingual Spanish speakers, and eight monolingual English speakers. All children […]
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How Pediatric Medications Impact Speech and Swallow

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Drug-induced neurological disorders can challenge the efficiency of clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. This resource provides a list of pediatric medications and associated speech and swallow complications. Video on how to use this resource: Sinha, P., Vandana, V. P., Lewis, N. V., Jayaram, M., & Enderby, P. (2015). Predictors of effect of atypical antipsychotics on […]
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