Parenting

Can my child learn more than one language?

As a speech-language pathologist, parents often ask me if it's okay for their child to learn more than one language.  The answer is yes!  Whether the child presents with a language delay or not, there are advantages to being bilingual or multilingual. Advantages Learning a second or even a third language benefits a child's overall… Continue reading Can my child learn more than one language?

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?

As a new parent you may wonder whether it is important to have your baby's hearing tested at birth.  It is!  Even before birth, at about 20 weeks of fetal development, hearing begins, and prepares your baby to listen to the sounds around him.  So, a newborn who can't hear is already 20 weeks behind… Continue reading Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?