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SpeechGal Therapies is Growing!!!

SpeechGal Therapies is growing!  Not only do we offer cutting edge speech and language services, we now have a RSP/Special Education Teacher working with us to provide students with the extra academic support they need to reach their full potential!  We are very excited to be able to service and help more families around the Orange County and Los Angeles County areas!

Great Gifts for Those with Special Needs

Here are a few links that have great gift giving ideas for children with ALL needs!  Take a look!  There are still a few shopping days left until the Holidays!

Special-ism.com

Love that Max.com

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List of Speech and Language Apps



Here is the list of "Speech and Language Apps" that I have promised to many!  These are some of my favorites that I use in therapy sessions daily.  It is often discouraging to purchase an app, go to use it and find that it was not what you thought!  (I have done that so many times.)  My hope is that this list will save you some of that disappointment and save you throwing away money!



Articulation 
 The “R” App The Entire Word of “R" Flipbooks (in-app purchases required)

More At-Home Activities

Here are a few new things that you can start trying this week!  Remember that these suggestions should never replace an evaluation and therapy by a licensed speech and language therapist!

Have fun with these!

  • Have your child help sort the groceries once you get home!  Put them in different piles on the floor.  This is a great way to work on categories.  Sort by: fruit, dairy, vegetable, meat, snacks, breads, drinks, etc.  Then you can ask your little one where the different items go and have them help put them away!

When Should Sounds Come In?

It is important to know what typical sound development looks like.  Below is an easy and quick chart that you can reference!

90% of Children Have Mastered These Sounds...By Age
 
p, d, m, w, h, n - 2 years old
t, b, k, g - 3 years old
f, v, y - 4 to 5 years old
s, z, j, l, r, sh, ch, th, blends - 5 to 7 years old


Now that you know what "typical sound mastery" looks like, the question is "When should I worry?"

Learning and developing speech and language skills is not easy.  It is normal for young children to make mistakes when talking.

Why Does my Child Need Private Speech and Language Services??

I cannot count the number of times I have been asked the following questions...

  • Why do you offer private speech and language therapy when students can access services at their school?
  • What benefit will my child have receiving extra services?
  • Why are the extra services important?
  • Do children need both the school district services and private/individual services?
  • Why? Why? Why?

The answer is a simple one...

"Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent!" 

Speech and language disorders do not fix themselves.
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