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...read more
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...read more
Communication is about the ability to share information, ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and wishes. It is a uniquely human quality that distinguishes us from other beings. When it is lacking, though, social connections are impaired or limited. To be a truly successful...read more
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...read more
We regularly get questions about the advantages and disadvantages of exposing children to more than one language. The literature in typical language development as well as that examining children with language delays is quite clear: there are no disadvantages to...read more
Some common questions we hear from families are: Should I be concerned about my child’s communication development? What’s considered normal? When is it OK to wait and when should we see a professional? In general we advise that if you have a question or are concerned...read more
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....read more
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...read more
Excerpted from the Briggs and Associates Newsletter, Fall 2002 We are aware that there is confusion about what we call ourselves. The preferred term for a licensed, certified, independent professional is speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist (SLP)...read more
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Speech and Language development: Is My Child on Target?
- Chart of normal language development
- Speech and Language Disorders: Should I Wait and See?
- Developmental Apraxia of Speech: Signs and Symptoms
- Social Communication
- Other Resources