Welcome to Speech Is In The Air; a blog devoted to improving communication everyday everywhere right here in Dallas.

I’m always looking for fun things to do in Dallas; maybe you are too. As a certified speech language pathologist, I tell my clients that what really improves communication is when you incorporate therapy goals into every day life and use but as a mom of two and friend to several busy adults, I wanted to make this easy. After all, real communication is in the air; it’s between us. So check in frequently to pick up some no fuss tips on subjects of speech clarity, language development, social skills, and cognitive health with the added benefit of exploring Dallas.

The Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy in Grosse Ile, Michigan posted a terrific infographic to stimulate conversation between parents and kids entitled 29 Ways to Ask Your Kids “How Was School Today? See it above. I agree with the writer who laments the nebulous ‘fine’ or ‘good’ that we as parents get from our kids when…

I am a friend and colleague to several talented speech-language pathologists in the Dallas area and would like to take a moment to highlight some of the ever-so useful knowledge they share on specialized subjects from time to time. Please enjoy the following guest post by Amanda England, M.S., CCC-SLP, Owner of Out and About…

Won’t they just grow out of it? Some parents ask me and others just think it. They’ve said to themselves: Little mister’s speech is not like his peers’. I stuttered a little when I was his age but it went away. He gets frustrated sometimes when he can’t make me understand what he’s saying but…

You’ve heard of Autism but have you heard of social pragmatic language disorder? If you are close to someone on the Autism Spectrum, you probably answered yes. But if not, let’s talk about it. The average person is well aware that speech pathologists turn W’s into R’s and help those who stutter but they may…

"White Rock Lake" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by vintagemodernquilts | lisa Stuttering affects approximately 1 in 20 children and their stuttering may last for a few months, years or even into adulthood. It affects more boys than girls, can run in families and impacts a disproportionate number of individuals with Autism than those without the diagnosis. A favorite method…

All of us have experienced it if we have toddlers and young kids in our lives. They wear that puzzled look on their faces. They want something and they don’t know what; we don’t what. They keep saying, “No, Mommy! That one.” “Which one, honey? The red one, the blue?” replies mom. Dad looks on;…

I don’t know about you but I really enjoyed that snow we had a couple weeks back. In fact, I want a little more, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen. After all, this is Dallas…Texas. *sigh. Anyway, at least PENGUIN DAYS at the zoo are still on; through the end of February….

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