Category: Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Development in Autism Red Door Pediatric

Speech and Language Development in Autism

Understanding how autism affects speech and language development in children is crucial for parents and caregivers. Children with autism often experience unique challenges in both verbal and nonverbal communication. At Red Door Pediatric Therapy, located in Beulah, Minot, Bismarck, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, our approach begins with educating families

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Strategies for Resolving Oral Facial Myofunctional Disorders Red Door Pediatric Therapy

Strategies for Resolving Oral Facial Myofunctional Disorders

Oral facial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) can significantly impact a child’s articulation and swallowing abilities. One common OMD is tongue thrust, where the tongue rests too far forward or to the side, affecting speech and swallowing. In this article, we will explore strategies used at Red Door to help resolve OMDs,

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Stuttering in Children: A Guide for Parents from Red Door Pediatric

Stuttering in Children: A Guide for Parents

Stuttering is a common speech disorder that many children experience as they develop their language skills. If you’re a parent or caregiver, it’s essential to understand stuttering, its causes, and how to support your child through this speech development phase. This guide will explore stuttering, its potential causes, and when

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The Importance of Imitation Skills in Early Childhood Red Door Pediatric Therapy

The Importance of Imitation Skills in Early Childhood

Imitation plays a critical role in early childhood development. It’s a key factor in learning language, social interaction, and understanding the world. As parents, you can actively foster these skills, laying the foundation for your child’s growth. The Significance of Imitation from Birth From the very first day, your child

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What Skills Come Before Speaking Red Door Pediatric

What Skills Come Before Speaking?

A significant milestone in a child’s development often captures our hearts—their first words. But did you know that there are essential skills that should pave the way for these words to emerge? At Red Door Pediatric Therapy, we believe in nurturing these foundational skills to help children speak and excel

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The Therapeutic Magic of Snowman Building for Children: Insights from Therapists

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.

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Dyslexia, Reading, Math, and the Assessment Process

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.

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Orofacial Myofunctional

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs): Can they Impact Speech, Swallowing, and Dentition? 

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).

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My child has a lisp! Is this normal?

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).

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Early Communication Skills

By: Mandy Griffin, MS, CCC-SLP Parents seek the advice of Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) when there is concern that their child isn’t talking. There are several early communication skills that SLPs observe well before a child’s first words appear. These skills emerge shortly after birth and continue to develop beyond

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