A Brief Look at Our Sensory and Motor Systems

By Elizabeth Huffstutter, Psy.D. When you think of your senses what comes to mind? A variety of words come to my mind including sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch. In addition to visual,olfactory, gustatory, auditory, and tactile systems we have sensory systems...

Social-Emotional Development

By: Elizabeth Huffstutter, Psy.D.  Parents may first notice their child is delayed in communication or language skills. However, it may be more difficult to detect social-emotional milestones, which begin as early as 2 months of age.  Take a look at this list of...

The Importance of Baby Talk

By: Megan Crenshaw, M.A., CF-SLP There are many studies that have been conducted on the many benefits that reading can provide to toddlers in terms of language and speech development. Have you ever considered if simply talking to your child can do the same? Yes,...

Supporting Autism in the Classroom

By: Shelby Blossom-Ferguson, M.S., CF-SLP Some people have never experienced the struggles children with autism deal with every day. Imagine being in a room with bright lights, people yelling, and a loud fan. It would be very tough to focus and listen to each task...

Betime Routines

By: Lillie Sutton, B.S. Sleep battles can be one of the biggest challenges of parenthood. Developing a bedtime routine is beneficial for children. It can help your child to sleep well and be well rested for the next day. Here is an example of how to develop a healthy...

One Tough Cookie

By Chandler Clingan, OTR/L Most people cannot recall the first bite they ever took. Eating for the general population is habitual and is a naturally occurring task we perform on a daily basis. But for some infants, children, and even adults, eating is one of the most...