Early Childhood Communication Prelinguistic Stage Carolina Therapy Connection Greenville NC

Categories for Speech Therapy

Your Baby’s Communication: Prelinguistic Vocalization

November 3, 2022
What can I expect before my baby begins talking? Your baby’s first form of communication will be nonverbal and happens soon after birth. Your may baby grimace, cry, or squirm to express a range of emotions and physical needs, from fear and hunger to frustration and sensory overload. Oftentimes, parents learn to listen and interpret their… View Article

Transitioning from Bottle to Cup

February 15, 2022
When should my child transition from their bottle to a regular cup? It’s time to transition off the bottle! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends transitioning from a bottle to a cup when your baby is about 15 months old. You might think it is time for those adorable sippy cups! BUT, current research is… View Article

Optimizing Therapy Progress

February 1, 2022
Competence Brings Confidence When we begin treatment with a new patient, or we begin working on a new skill at home as a parent, we often become so excited about the goal, or the end game, that we forget about all the small steps we should take to get there. Over the past 20 years… View Article

Phonological Patterns

January 14, 2022
What are phonological patterns? So your child’s speech-language pathologist says your child presents with phonological patterns…What does that mean? Phonological patterns are “patterns of sound errors that typically developing children use to simplify speech as they are learning to talk” (Hanks, 2013). Children often demonstrate difficulty coordinating their lips, tongue, teeth, palate, and jaw for intelligible… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey

September 1, 2021
Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey In this episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet three of our amazing speech therapists at our Greenville clinic! Developing strong communication skills is one of the most important elements to socializing and creating relationships. Communicating can be difficult for children with speech and/or language disorders, causing… View Article

Making “Sense” of Our Experiences

July 16, 2021
The Pyramid of Learning The Pyramid of Learning was was developed by Occupational Therapist Kathleen Taylor and Special Educator Maryann Trott. The Pyramid of Learning is an easy-to-understand illustration that depicts a general idea of a child’s foundational skills, and what other skills build upon those. Think about it: You can’t place stones on the top… View Article

Now Offering Free Screenings!

June 1, 2021
What is a Screening? A screening for occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and/or physical therapy is a quick 10-15 minute discussion or observation of your child for potential areas of developmental concern. A screening may be over the phone, zoom or in person. A screening is used to determine whether your child may or may not… View Article

Apraxia and PROMPT

May 16, 2021
May is Apraxia Awareness Month According to Apraxia Kids, for the first time, the entire month of May has been designated Apraxia Awareness Month and corresponds with May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder in which a child knows… View Article

Better Speech and Hearing Month

May 3, 2021
What is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was founded in 1927, by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The aim of Better Speech and Hearing Month is to raise awareness around both speech and hearing problems while encouraging people to take a look at their own speech and hearing and… View Article

Better Speech and Language Center of Goldsboro

March 1, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection is Partnering with Better Speech and Language Center of Goldsboro! Carolina Therapy Connection is so excited to announce that we are partnering with Better Speech and Language Center in Goldsboro, NC! This partnership will help us better serve the needs of children and their families within and around Wayne County, by providing referrals… View Article