Developing Early Speech

Developmentally, the first sounds a child uses are /m/, /p/, /b/ and vowels. ¬†Sometimes /d/ is an early sound as well. If your child seems to be making sounds but is slow to combine the sounds into words, practicing consonant-vowel combinations with the sounds that are in their repertoire is a good way to build… Continue reading Developing Early Speech

A re-blog – Motor Control in Autism

I have long said that children who remain non-verbal or minimally verbal after the age of 5 struggle with verbal communication not because of a social or language deficit, but because of a motor deficit. ¬†They want to speak, but their motor system does not allow them to. Take the time to read this blog… Continue reading A re-blog – Motor Control in Autism