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Speech Development: The Strategy of Withholding

If your child is able to produce words but refuses when asked to, or your child won’t try to produce a word when asked, you can try using the strategy of withholding. This strategy can be used for children who are around 20-months-old and older. If your child is an early talker or capable of […]

Progress for Miles! Monthly update: January 2019

If you read my previous blogs, you know that my youngest son Miles, 25-months-old, had a tongue tie, lip tie, and has motor planning difficulties. He is currently receiving speech therapy 3-times a week and I prioritize his speech therapy over any other activity. He still gets tons of playtime. (When is he NOT playing?) […]

Struggling to Talk: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

I’m a speech and language pathologist, and also a mom of 2.  When my youngest son, Miles, wasn’t meeting speech milestones we started to explore contributing factors. It turns out he had a tongue tie, lip tie, and motor planning difficulties! This topic hits close to home as a mom AND a speech therapist, and […]

Busy Bins: Screen-free independent play!

Busy Bins: Screen-free independent play!

In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of monitoring your child’s screen time and how best to use it to build your child’s speech and language development. So then, what is a grown-up supposed to do when they need to take a phone call, make a meal…or just needs a BREAK?? “Busy bins” are a perfect […]

Reading Tips and Children’s Book List

Reading Tips and Children’s Book List

Hi there! I’m Katie Dimond, mom of 2 boys, speech pathologist, and founder/director of Crossroads Speech Therapy. I am a huge advocate of reading. Reading will assist in learning to talk, help in maintaining and increasing attention span, and will inspire the imagination. Check out my tips on what and how to read to your […]

Tips to Maximize Reading Time with your Children

Tips to Maximize Reading Time with your Children

Hi there! I’m Katie Dimond, mom of 2 boys, speech pathologist, and founder/director of Crossroads Speech Therapy. I am a huge advocate of reading. My mom and dad always read to me as I was growing up and it instilled a love for reading. Reading sparks the imagination and it inspires creativity, increases vocabulary, and […]

Is TV OK for my child?

Is TV OK for my child?

“Is TV OK for my child?” “How much TV is OK?” “What shows do you recommend?” I get these questions from parents ALL the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the recommendation is to prioritize creative, unplugged playtime for infants and toddlers. I think, if you can do this: Great! But, let’s be […]

WELCOME TO CROSSROADS

WELCOME TO CROSSROADS

Crossroads Speech Therapy provides in-home and in-daycare speech therapy in the Chicago land area. We are experienced and dedicated. We treat children and adults from the first year of life through end of life. Contact Us Crossroads Speech Therapy 847-924-2390 Katie@crossroadsspeechtherapy.com