Modern Secondhand Smoke : The Principle of Unintended Consequences Applied

One thing that we as a society have become guilty of is becoming overly connected to our phones. The ramifications of this societal fault are many but one in particular that I would like to focus on is the impact it has had on our toddlers. The average adult picks up their phone 58 timesContinue reading “Modern Secondhand Smoke : The Principle of Unintended Consequences Applied”

Simultaneous Bilinguals

Did you know there are different types of bilinguals? In speech-language pathology circles there is a distinction between a simultaneous and sequential bilingual. The latter will be covered in a future blog, however in this blog we will discuss the former. For the purposes of this discussion, a simultaneous bilingual is defined as a personContinue reading “Simultaneous Bilinguals”

Patriot Award

Recently, Rebecca Bailey-Torres has been presented the Patriot Award. The Patriot Award reflects the actions made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leave of absence if needed. Rebecca has supported Israel Montano in his participation with theContinue reading “Patriot Award”

Diagnosing Disfluencies (stuttering)

One of the most common diagnosis people think about when finding out what I do for a living is stuttering. Stuttering is a diagnosis that is on a continuum, there are some cases that are severe and others that are mild. Additionally, there are many different stuttering types. See below for the types of disfluenciesContinue reading “Diagnosing Disfluencies (stuttering)”


Rhyming is a necessary building block for developing your children’s ability to use and manipulate words. Not to mention how fun and silly it can be for them. The typical age that a clinician expects children to rhyme is at 3-years-old. At this age, your child should be able to produce non-sense words that couldContinue reading “Rhyming”