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There are common myths about speech problems in children that lead two-thirds of parents concerned about a possible speech impairment to ignore the problem. from

Common myths about speech problems in children

Two-thirds of parents concerned about their child’s speech don’t act on their concerns. Why?
Higher education got the most attention it’s had in decades, thanks to the proposed shake up by this man. AAP

2014, the year that was: Education

While 2013 was all about schools and their funding (remember Gonski, anyone?), 2014 was the year of higher education reform. Or, at least, proposed higher education “reform”. With cuts to higher education…
Stutters are much harder to shake in adulthood, when they cause more anxiety. Flickr/Jessica Lucia

The most important thing for a stutter is to get in early

Most speech and language disorders of early childhood are obvious right from the start. If a child is having difficulty producing sounds or using language, the problem is noticed when speech development…
Your child says “poon” for “spoon” and “fum” for “thumb”. How do you know if this is normal, or if they have a speech or language impairment? Shutterstock

How to tell if your child has a speech or language impairment

Babies are born communicating. Their cries and coos speak volumes. However, much-anticipated first words do not appear until 12 months later. By 18 months, the average child says about 50 words. By the…

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