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Prepare for your child’s Individualized Education Program, and learn more about child specialists that can assess your child’s hearing, speaking, and cognitive abilities.

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Feeling Unprepared? 5 Questions You Have to Ask at IEP Meeting

As a speech-language pathologist, I have to sit in IEP meetings almost daily, so I have a few questions and tips that I think are very important…

Does Otitis Media or Glue Ear Affect Child’s Speech?

According to the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) website, glue ear is a condition where the middle ear fills with glue-like fluid instead of…

Benefits of IEP and Educational, Health and Care Plans Explained

First of all, many of you reading this might be asking, what is an EHCP? This stands for a “Educational, Health, and Care Plan.” It…

IQ Test for Kids -- Why Should You Have Them Tested?

Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through experiences, learning and our senses. Children are constantly learning – they are truly sponges…

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Signs your Child Might Be Special Needs

Every developmental leap, such as crawling, walking, and talking, makes us feel more relaxed about their learning.  But what happens if those milestones aren’t being…

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Your First Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Visit

Pediatric ENTs (ear, nose, and nose doctors) or otolaryngologists can treat problems like your child’s ear pain or sore throat and find solutions to any…

Recurrent Ear Infections and Speech Development

I want you to think about what happens to your hearing when you are underwater in a swimming pool. Can you hear clearly? Does everything…

How Does IEP for Preschool work?

First Things First: Early Intervention The first thing I want to address is about getting early intervention services. At this age, yes, I would have…

How to be a Special Needs Advocate for Your Child

There is a fine line between being a parent and being an advocate. At least that’s what I’ve learned in my parenting journey. When I…

Life After Lockdown: Back to School Checklist for Children with Special Needs

When my daughter Elizabeth was young, I felt anxious and lost sleep over the transition back to the new school year, even as much as…


My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

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Parent Involvement in the IEP Process

As a mom of twins that were both assigned an IEP at 3-years-old, I want to share my experience. My goal is to help other…

Why Speech Therapists Request an Eye Exam and Hearing Test

A common question that will arise during this discussion will be whether your kid’s hearing and eyes have been tested. The reason for this is…

What to Expect at an Occupational Therapy Evaluation

An occupational therapy evaluation determines whether a child would benefit from therapy and to create a custom therapy plan.  A custom therapy plan requires providing an occupational therapist…

How To Prepare for an IFSP Meeting

First things first, whether it’s an IEP or IFSP meeting, the questions you have will be very similar, but may change as your child ages…

How to Prepare for a Parent-Teacher Conference

I recommend that parents take notes and obtain a stated plan of action at the end of each meeting. It is important that parents not…

Creative Alternatives for Continued Learning for Children with Special Needs

My 18-year-old daughter, Annie, has been enrolled in specialized educational programs and services since she was diagnosed in 2004. A key to Annie’s success is…