Winter brings a whimsical invitation to engage in outdoor activities, and one age-old tradition stands out among the snow-covered landscapes: building a snowman. Beyond being a fun pastime, the act of creating a snowman offers a multitude of therapeutic benefits for school-aged children. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists recognize the profound advantages embedded within this seemingly simple activity.
Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects an individual's ability to read, write and spell. While reading is often the primary area of difficulty, it can also impact math skills. In this article, we will discuss how dyslexia affects reading and math skills and what the testing process looks like for dyslexia.
Swallowing is a natural process that most people don't even think about. However, some people may develop incorrect swallow patterns, which can lead to speech, orthodontic, and/or dental problems. If you, or your child, have been told that you are swallowing incorrectly and you notice this is affecting your speech and/or teeth, you may be experiencing an orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD).
A lisp is a common speech disorder that affects the pronunciation of certain sounds. Children with a lisp may have difficulty producing the "s" and "z" sounds, as well as the "sh" and "ch" sounds. This can be frustrating for both the child and the parents, but it is important to remember that lisps are treatable with the help of a speech-language pathologist (SLP).