Definitions

Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome in simple terms is the feeling of being a fraud in your accomplishments. It is an inability to internalize your success, skill, and achievements. Many SLPs experience imposter syndrome related to our profession, despite evidence of our skill and knowledge.

Speech and Language

There is a difference between speech and language, even though we hear these words used together and even used interchangeably. What’s the difference?

What is Apraxia?

Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder that makes it challenging to speak and clearly produce speech sounds.

Speech Therapy Terms

Every profession has its own jargon, SLPs are no different. We’ve compiled and defined some of the most common speech therapy terms to help.

Play-based Speech Therapy

Play-based speech therapy is when an SLP plans speech and language therapy activities around a play activity or toy, to engage the child.

Speech Therapy for Adults

SLPs can work with people of all ages and there are several reasons why adults might need speech and language therapy.

What is AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)?

AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. AAC includes all the ways we communicate that do not include talking. Everyone can use AAC, and we often do without realizing it!

Early Intervention and Developmental Milestones

Children develop many skills in the first three years of their lives. These skills are often referred to as developmental milestones. Early intervention services are available for children not meeting those milestones.

The Speech Banana

The pitch and loudness of the majority of human speech sounds (called phonemes) fall on an audiogram in a shape resembling a banana.