The Case for an Oral-Mech Exam

Oral mechanism exam, oral motor exam, oral-facial exam, oral peripheral exam, oral-mech exam… whatever you call it, it’s one of the most important, but frequently neglected, components of an initial assessment for any child with a suspected speech sound disorder. In...

Why Having Less is More in Speech & Language Therapy

Early on in my career, I spent my fair share of therapy sessions trying to chase after a young child with a million different toys, grabbing anything I thought might pique their interest. Often times, these sessions were not overly productive and I spent an extra 10...

Books for Reading With Babies + Toddlers

The titles in the That’s Not My book series are must-haves for your baby or toddler. There are so many ways to facilitate language! Quick Facts: 50+ titles/themes Bright colors and simple text Bold outline for developing eyes Durable board book Texture on every page...

Community Based Therapy

Imagine walking around your favorite store. You find the items on your list, navigate your cart around other customers, ask an employee to help you find an item, and wait your turn to pay in the checkout line. This simple trip requires the use of language, fluency,...

All About Equine Therapy

This week I am excited to welcome Kate G. Naylor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Clinician and Equine Professional in Trauma-Focused Equine, Assisted Psychotherapy, as a guest blogger for Tandem Speech Therapy. Kate conducts...