18 Aug
Preschool Prep Five helpful tips to get your preschooler ready for the new school year Girls Play

The end of summer has arrived, and it’s time to send your little one off to preschool! Parents are often nervous for this new transition and are curious about what they can do to help their child thrive in a preschool environment. From a speech and language perspective, there are tons of great activities parents […]

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Posted August 18th, 2016
3 Jun
Toys that Facilitate Language Choosing Quality Toys that will Support your Child's Language Growth Tots Play

At Chicago Speech and Reading Center, parents often ask us to suggest toys and games that will help promote their child’s speech and language development. In today’s world, it can often be difficult to separate the good from the bad. You have come to the right place! We are here to help you choose quality […]

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Posted June 3rd, 2016
1 Mar
Phonological Awareness Building a Foundation for Reading Literacy Pic

Many children struggle with learning to read while others quickly master the ability to decode. For those children who are at risk for reading difficulties down the road, early development of phonological awareness can be the path to reading mastery. Research has repeatedly shown that a strong grasp of these foundational skills can truly predict […]

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Posted March 1st, 2016
16 Nov
Treating Dyslexia The Speech Pathologist’s Role in Treating Students with Dyslexia dyslexia blog

Believe it or not, speech therapists play a very important role in treating dyslexia. Our extensive knowledge in language and phonetics gives us a very solid background in understanding the foundation of the disorder and how to successfully treat it. At Chicago Speech and Reading Center, we are trained in the Orton Gillingham Approach to […]

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Posted November 16th, 2015
21 Aug
When Will My Child Start Talking? Important Speech and Language Milestones to Expect from Your 1 and 2 Year Old 1 Year Old Milestones

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am often asked questions such as, “When will my baby start talking?” or “Is my toddler on the right track?” Parents frequently wonder whether or not their child is developing typically in terms of speech and language skills.  The short answer: every child grows at his or her own rate!  This […]

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Posted August 21st, 2015