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Florida's Gardiner Scholarship: A means for Obtaining Speech Therapy for Your Child

Great news for Florida residents! Children with special needs who are homeschooled or attending a private school can apply for The Florida Gardiner Scholarship. This program helps parents customize educational plans and obtain FREE speech therapy and evaluations for their children. I am proud to have been selected as a Gardiner Scholarship provider!

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Get your kids talking! 15 helpful conversation starters

With a busy family schedule its hard to find time for meaningful discussions with children. Finding ways to connect with your child is not only good for boosting their confidence but also provides them an opportunity to share what’s on their mind. The back and forth communication exchange between child and adult is an excellent way to stimulate language in young children. Here are 15 helpful conversation starters to take advantage of after school pickup or dinner time.

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Add to Cart

The internet brings us everything we want or need. A box of granola bars? Click. A new tv? Click. How about a birthday present for the party this weekend? Click. If you are in the group of the vast majority of Americans who enjoy the convenience that online shopping brings, then it’s time for you to consider telepractice as an option for you or your loved one to receive your speech, language, voice or swallowing services.

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Telepractice for Speech/Language Treatment

You may hear other terms used such as telemedicine, online therapy, teletherapy, telespeech, etc., but they are all referring to the same concept.  With telepractice a person in need of speech, language, voice or swallowing therapy/evaluations will receive all of the benefits of high-quality in-person therapy with without having to travel to a clinic or hospital to receive the services.

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How to start a book club to get children reading this summer!

Today’s children grown up immersed in technology and as a result are not being read to by their parents as often. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, one third of parents say their child does not spend enough time being read aloud to. At the same time, one third say their child spends too much time watching TV and using tablets, smartphones and other handheld devices. At Connected Speech Pathology, we would like to suggest that kids read books instead of using more technology during their summer away from school.  Here is one suggestion that you can use to get your child motivated to read. Gather some of your child’s friends and start a summer reading book club.

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Now offering services to campers at sleep away camp

One in 12 children has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language or swallowing in the past 12 months, and more than half of them receive speech, language or swallowing intervention. One of the many advantages of telepractice is being able to provide therapy and evaluations from any computer, anywhere! Do you have a child who wants to go to sleep away camp but you are concerned about them missing out on their speech therapy while they are away for the summer?

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