What if Your Child Can’t be a Good Listener? –Exploring Auditory Processing with Dr. Deborah Swain

  Dr. Dan and Dr. Swain talk about hearing and listening on this episode. It’s all about “what we do with what we hear” and “how the ear speaks to the brain” and that some children simply don’t… Read More

Hopeful Moments

Often times when we, as Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), meet parents for the first time, the feeling that dominates the interaction is fear. This is completely understandable considering most parents have been through the ringer of doctors, and evaluations and… Read More

Happy New Year!

We are starting off 2016 with a bang here at The Swain Center, and bringing the blog back full force! Whether you are a parent of one our clients, a fellow Speech-language Pathologist or a stranger that has… Read More

Play, Play, Play All day!

It is so so important to play with your child and provide them with rich opportunities to play. Children learn and explore the world around them through play. There are many types of play, and all foster the… Read More

Speech Problems are Dramatically Increasing

A new study in the journal Pediatrics reported a dramatic rise in the rate of speech problems. Between 2001-02 and 2010-11, there was a 63% increase in disability related to speech problems. In light of this unsettling data,… Read More

Early Childhood Stuttering: Should you be concerned?

Many toddlers and young children will stutter for a short period of time. In most cases, the stuttering will stop and is not a great cause for concern. Data obtained by The Stuttering Research Project at the University… Read More

Coping With Your Child’s Communication Delay

Upon realizing that your child has a communication delay or is progressing differently from his or her peers, most parents will go through some form of a grieving process. This is entirely natural! It is important to become… Read More