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Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Children

What are feeding and swallowing disorders? Feeding disorders include problems gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow it. For example, a child who cannot pick up food..

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)

What are orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)? With OMD, the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during rest or..

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The Importance of Play

Stages of play is a theory and classification of children's participation in play developed by Mildred Parten in 1932. Parten recognized six different types of play: Unoccupied (play) – when..

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Treating speech subsystems in Childhood Apraxia of Speech with tactual input: The PROMPT approach

Philip S. Dale University of New Mexico Deborah A. Hayden PROMPT Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico Purpose: PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a treatment approach for..

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Child Speech and Language

Below is a link to a website that fully describes speech and language disorders. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/ChildSandL.htm Speech Disorders Childhood Apraxia of Speech Dysarthria Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and..

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