From the first utterances of “mama” and “dada” to poignant questions like, “Why is the sky blue?,” a child’s speech development is one of her most important and exciting milestones. For as many as 5% of toddlers, however, this development may be hindered by the use of repeated words, phrases or drawn out syllables that […]
As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Shelly Vaughn’s services are in high demand. Today, she’s at the Akron campus where her diverse skill set allows her to see a preemie in the NICU for feeding therapy and a teenager struggling with stuttering, all in the same day. On Wednesdays, she does outpatient […]
Speech development may be hindered in as many as 2.5 percent of toddlers by the use of repeated words, phrases or drawn out syllables that are often signs of stuttering.
The Internet has become a leading source of health information for families, and the Akron Children’s Hospital YouTube channel has been no exception. There have been 144,118 views of our videos in 2011, a 33 percent increase over our previous high set in 2010. And we still have a couple weeks left! As we look […]