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Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Article by Stephanie Ekis, M.S., CCC-SLP May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and is dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders and to promoting treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, […]

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Common questions about using augmentative communication devices for children with autism

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP I thought that I would share some frequently asked questions (and the answers that I provide) that I have received over the past

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Is augmentative communication obvious to the uninformed?

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP I saw a quote the other day and it said, “Nothing is obvious to the uninformed.” I love this quote as it

What is augmentative communication and how can it help a child with autism?

Communication is the process by which one person gives information or receives information from another person. It is through communication that children express their thoughts and ideas,


Evan…A Communication Success Story

Evan is a 5th grader who loves to play with his twin brother, swing, and watch videos about rollercoasters. At school, Evan spends the majority of


Stories aren’t just for bedtime anymore!!

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP Did you know that you can write simple stories to help your child get through a situation that might be difficult

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Potty Talk

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP Whether you are just starting the potty training process or if your child has already mastered these skills, it is important that you

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The Bedtime Routine

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP What does your child’s bedtime routine look like? Do you read books? Do you follow a certain schedule to get ready for

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Get your kids talking about food!

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP Many children with autism could be described as being “picky” eaters. The reasons could be based on a sensory issue (e.g., discomfort

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Expanding Social Opportunities for Individuals with Autism

Article by Stephanie Ekis, MS, CCC-SLP As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am always looking for tools that will help me increase social interaction for children and adults who have