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Keeping Track of Your Child’s IEP Documents

Keeping Track of the IEP If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school, keeping track of all relevant documents is essential. Bringing all the documents together in one place helps make the IEP process go more smoothly. Your child’s IEP binder can be as simple as a 3-ring binder with a few page…

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Does Your Child Need Pressure Equalization Tubes?

For children with chronic ear infections, pressure equalization (PE) tubes may be just the ticket to better health and normal speech development. Ear infections can produce a fluctuating hearing loss, especially when fluid is present. While the effects are generally temporary, recurrent ear infections can cause a prolonged period in which your child is hearing…

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If Your Child Needs Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat children with speech, language and swallowing difficulties. Audiologists diagnose and manage hearing and balance disorders. If your child has difficulty with any aspect of communication, contact your pediatrician and ask for a referral for a speech and language evaluation. Consult a professional Look for a speech-language pathologist who holds the…

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6 Steps to a Healthier Voice

Professional voice users often experience vocal strain from vocal overuse, but  anyone can experience hoarseness from time to time. Here are some tips to protecting your valuable voice. Well hydrated vocal cords are more resistant to the effects of stress and strain. Drink plenty of water, and consider using a humidifier to counteract the effects…