supporting-echolalia

Supporting Echolalia

Echolalia is when children copy or repeat words that someone else has said. These may be from people who talk directly to them, TV ads or movies they watch, or other utterances that they hear during the day. There is no main cause of echolalia other than it being an alternative way of developing language.…

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The Importance of Routine

We all know that routine is important, and we all know that children thrive on routine. It provides structure and predictability to the day. It also provides meaning and purpose and is important for everyone’s physical and mental health. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the world can feel unpredictable and overwhelming, and so…

glue ear and speech development cornerstone therapy hamilton

Glue Ear and Speech Development

One of the questions speech therapists always ask during initial assessment is: Does your child have a history of ear infections? Why? Because ear infections, depending on how bad they are, how long they last and how often they occur, can impact speech and language development in children. What is glue ear? Glue ear (otitis…