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By Ken Bleile, PhD
January 15, 2021
Knowledge of speech development is a foundation of speech treatment. To illustrate this relationship, suppose you determine that a child of 3 years has a speech sound disorder. Next, you might ask what I believe is the best question in our profession,…
By Lindsey R. Squires, PhD, CCC-SLP
December 18, 2020
Suppose you find yourself working with Spanish-English bilingual children who have SSDs. Perhaps you already have some familiarity with differences in phonology, but you want a brief summary for goals and treatment. Here are three key questions you’ll be…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
November 13, 2020
The topic of this blog is transcription. I suspect you may be thinking, “I don’t think that sounds very interesting.” When you finish the blog, I believe you will say, “Yup. Not very interesting.” However, I hope you also add (whether you say it aloud of…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
October 16, 2020
Familiar social routines play a central role in helping a young child figure out the meaning of words (Bruner, 1983; Conboy & Kuhl, 2011; Meltzoff, Kuhl, Movelian, & Sejnowski, 2009; Snow & Goldfield, 1983). The following analogy (hopefully!) gives some…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
September 18, 2020
Because an infant cannot know beforehand which language they must learn, a child is born able to learn any language. This means, for example, that an infant who grows up learning English also can learn approximately 7,099 other languages…