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Auditory Processing Disorder

What is it? Does it even exist? Who tests for it and how? If there is a problem, what do we do about it? These questions and others have plagued me, my team, and many other speech-language pathologists for a long time. A collection of articles in one of our...

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Stuttering in Young Children

We regularly receive calls from families who are concerned about stuttering. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions… and our answers: What is it?  Stuttering is defined as a disruption in the flow of speech. It can be characterized by repetitions (I… I… I…)...

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How Does Your Child Communicate

Communication is all about interaction—it can happen in many different ways. A parent’s job is to figure out how your child communicates and keep it going. And remember… make it FUN Find out: What does your child like? What does she like to play with? What is his...

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Social Communication

The primary reason humans have the ability to speak is to connect, interact, and communicate with others. Speech and language skills are only a part of the picture—really just the building blocks for communication. At Briggs and Associates our primary focus is on...

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Tips for Talking with Kids

Language is critical to children’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. Language gives us labels to share our feelings, lets us find solutions to complex problems, and helps us establish relationships. It is the code that unlocks the world and orders our...

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Books for Families

Here’s what we’re reading and can recommend to you: Ward, S. (2002). Baby talk: Strengthen your child’s ability to listen, understand, and communicate. New York: Ballantine. This is a 30-minute a day program for parents. Agin, M. C., Geng, L. F. , & Nicholl, M. J....

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Developmental Apraxia of Speech

Excerpted in part from Briggs and Associates Newsletter, Spring 2004 What is it? Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAOS) (also referred to as apraxia, developmental verbal dyspraxia [DVD], dyspraxia, or childhood apraxia of speech) is a problem in the planning and...

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Otitis Media

Excerpted from the Briggs and Associates Newsletter, Fall 2003 Otitis Media:  What is it? “Otitis media” (OM) is a generic term that refers to an inflammation within the middle ear cavity which is normally air filled. It is the most frequent illness of early childhood...

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