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Improving English Pronunciation: Word Stress

Each language has its own pattern and rhythm in which you speak it. When individuals learn a new language, they commonly speak it using the stress pattern and rhythm of their first language. In English, some syllables within words are … Continue reading

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Strategies to Help Late Talkers Talk!

Being a speech pathologist, I frequently meet parents who are concerned that their children are late talkers. Children can learn to talk later than expected for a range of reasons. Some children develop a little slower than other children, but … Continue reading

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Ways to Help Facilitate Early Literacy Development

Is your child beginning school next year and you would like to give them a head start? Or is your child already at school, but having difficulty learning to read and spell? There are some things you can do to … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Autism and Tips to help!

Do you have a child with autism? Do you work with a child who has autism? Or are you interested in autism? I have attached a helpful handout that lists some common characteristics associated with autism, and contains some valuable … Continue reading

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Accent Reduction Training

I work with a number of people who, when they see me for the first time, tell me they never knew they could see a Speech Pathologist to help them with their English pronunciation. My purpose for this blog is … Continue reading

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Using Books to Assist your child’s Speech and Language Development

It’s never too early to start reading books to children. Research has shown that reading books to babies can even have an effect on their future literacy development. Books have many benefits in helping children develop their speech, language, thinking, attention … Continue reading

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iPad Apps for Speech Therapy

Technology is very much a part of most things we do today, including speech therapy. Since iPads have been on the market, they have become increasingly popular amongst speech pathologists and some client populations, including children with autism. I myself … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Speech Development

As a speech pathologist, I see many children who have speech delays or unclear speech. There is a typical age at which each child should be able to say certain sounds. If children have trouble learning to say these sounds … Continue reading

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Accent Reduction

I work with a number of people from international backgrounds – mostly working professionals – who want to improve the clarity of their speech for both career and personal purposes. When someone has a first language other than English, it … Continue reading

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Our first blog…

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Welcome to Designed 2 Shine Speech Pathology’s first blog! We are now almost through the first month of 2013. I am back into the swing of things and ready to help you with any needs relating to speech, language and … Continue reading

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