Categories for dyslexia


Stuttering Misconceptions that will blow you away….

Stuttering is complex.  However many times people jumped to conclusions. As someone who stuttered severely and specializes in helping others who stutter , I am here to transform these statements into the truth: Common misconceptions: 1.People who stutter (PWS)  are nervous-false, anxiety could increase stuttering or stuttering could increase speaking fears but everyone is different. 2. People who Stutter (PWS) are unintelligent-false 3. People who Stutter need help finishing their sentences-false. It can increase stuttering. 4. PWS need others to say slow down or take a breath-also false. 5. PWS are all males-false-higher percentage in males but females can stutter too   For more information about stuttering, please visit www.allislandspeech.com or email Lori@allislandspeech.com  


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Why Private pay as opposed to school speech therapy?

I want to start by saying that I have worked in public schools before. I totally respect my school speech pathologists.  They work hard for our children and have huge caseloads. Many kids who stutter or receive Prompt therapy are in groups of 5.   It is vital for kids who stutter to have parents either in the session or available at the end to facilitate progress. The Lidcombe program which is used up to about age 7 or 8 requires parents to actively work with their children at home.  This is not a school program.  It is a disservice to your child to do this program without parents present. Prompt is hands on so it is not sanitary to have the therapist’s hands on 2 or 3 children. They need a high level of expertise and individual therapy. Not all school speech pathologists specialize. Schools cannot solve every speech or […]


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Fast ForWord is a home based computer educational software program that dramatically improves language and reading skills. This innovative program strengthens pathways to the brain, helps children learn, process directions, and improve attention and memory skills. This is monitored by us on a weekly basis to make adjustments and assess gains as needed. We have seen huge gains using this program specifically with processing, phonological awareness, sequencing and attention. An online reading intervention, Fast ForWord uses the principles of brain science to treat the underlying cause of language and reading difficulties. Exercise your brain to learn to read! It really works! www.allislandspeech.com


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