How to support Speech Sounds Difficulties

How to support Speech Sounds Difficulties In the previous blog post, I talked to you about one of the most frequent difficulties when it comes to communication development: speech difficulties. We have seen their characteristics and causes, and who to turn to if our child, (or ourselves) has a speech impediment. Today, however, I’d like…

Difficulties with speech sounds: what are the causes?

Difficulties with speech sounds: what are the causes?   Who doesn’t love the way children speak? From their first words until around the age of three, it is normal for children to simplify words and make some pronunciation errors, especially with more difficult words. Although this is common in the first few years of life,…

Let’s use LEGOs to support language

Let’s use LEGOs to support language!   Who hasn’t played with LEGO at some point in their lives? LEGO blocks are one of the world’s most popular games, with thousands of children and adults playing with them every day. What is it about them that we love? LEGOs are adaptable and colourful, and they encourage…

Use these games to support Memory

Use these games to support Memory   In the previous blog post, we talked about one of the cognitive abilities that, along with attention, form the foundation of children’s development and language. I mentioned that there are different types of memory, and we have seen the importance of short-term memory and working memory in learning.…

Memory and Language

Memory and Language   Our journey into the fundamental cognitive functions required for proper language development continues. This time, we’ll be discussing Memory! This cognitive ability, like attention, serves as the foundation for everything we learn and every simple daily activity. As a result, language is particularly affected: memory difficulties can lead to language problems.…

My child doesn’t talk: did you take a hearing test?

My child doesn’t talk: did you take a hearing test?   If a child is having difficulty developing his language skills, the causes can be both cognitive (such as attention and memory) and physiological. Hearing, for example, is crucial in the development of language, and its absence in the first years of life may cause…

Use these games to support attention

Use these games to support attention   In the previous blog post, we discussed one of the most important cognitive skills in the development of children and their language: attention. We have seen what attention is, how to understand if our child has difficulty with it, and I have mentioned some games to play at…

Attention and language

Attention and language   When a child has difficulty understanding and expressing themselves clearly, the Speech and Language Therapist is usually expected to offer only language/speech exercises. However, speaking clearly can be viewed as the tip of a pyramid, the foundation of which is formed by cognitive skills that are essential for proper language development.…

A game to support language!

A game to support language!   Today, I’d like to tell you about a very fun game that is appropriate for children aged 2 and up and has the potential to help children with the acquisition of a variety of skills, including language: the fishing game. This game is available in many toy stores and…

My child doesn’t talk? Here are three tips

My child doesn’t talk? Here are three tips   Does your child find it difficult to communicate and express himself/herself? Do you feel that there’s a difference between how they talk and their peers? Or maybe his/her teachers told you they’re concerned about his/her language? In this article, I’ll give you some tips to help…