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Alternatives to Sippy Cups

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 13, 2019
Terrific alternatives can still protect from spills: Pop-up straw cups, like the Playtex Sipster, guaranteed by Playtex to be leak-free. Once the child masters straw drinking, suggest to parents cutting down the straw so the tip of the straw just reaches the tip of the tongue when the mouth is closed around the straw. This ensures […]
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Go Hannah Go

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 9, 2019
#MCRCMissionMoment May 2019 If you’ve been around the center long enough, then you’ve probably met Hannah. Ask anyone about Hannah and the first thing they’ll tell you is that she has a joyful personality, her attitude is contagious, and her smile lights up the room. Hannah has been receiving occupational, physical, and speech therapy at […]
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Signs of a Language Disorder in a Child

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 6, 2019
Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older) Does not babble (4-7 months) Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months) Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years) Says only a few words (12-18 months) Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years) Does not put words together […]
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Signs of a Speech Sound Disorder in a Child

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 6, 2019
Says p, b, m, h, and w incorrectly in words (1-2 years) Says k, g, f, t, d, and n incorrectly in words (2-3 years) Produces speech that is unclear, even to familiar people (2-3 years) What Parents Can Do Say the sounds correctly when you talk—it is okay if your child makes some mistakes […]
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Signs of Stuttering (Disfluency) in a Child

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 6, 2019
Repeats first sounds of words—“b-b-b-ball” for “ball” Speech breaks while trying to say a word—“—–boy” for “boy” Stretches sounds out—“ffffff-farm” for “farm” Shows frustration when trying to get words out What Parents Can Do Give your child time to talk Do not interrupt, stop, or tell your child to slow down while they are speaking […]
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Signs of a Voice Disorder in a Child

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 6, 2019
Uses a hoarse or breathy voice Uses a nasal-sounding voice What Parents Can Do See a doctor if your child sounds hoarse or breathy or has a nasal-sounding voice Tell your child not to shout or scream Keep your child away from cigarette smoke Know the Signs of Speech and Language Disorders in Children Signs […]
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