Why the Early Start Denver Model is a best practice intervention.

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an evidence-based intervention that meets the following criteria for best practice in early intervention (National Research Council, 2001): The Early Start Denver Model starts early in life. It is designed for children between the ages of 2-5 years. However, research has supported the intervention for children as young

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What is stuttering?

Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects the person’s ability to speak smoothly. People who stutter know what they want to say, but have trouble saying it because their speech fluency is interrupted by: Repeating sounds in words or phrases (e.g. ‘I I I I can do it’) Prolonging sounds in a word (e.g. ‘where’s

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What is Developmental Language Disorder?

A child with Developmental Language Disorder has language that is slow to develop and their language does not develop in the normal way. They have challenges: understanding what other people say talking and communicating to other people understanding written language Using written language at school These communication difficulties can cause challenges that impact the child’s

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