Today's Lauren's Hope blog comes to us from Sharon Ascher, M.A., CCC-SLP, a highly sought-after Gainesville, Florida-area pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in speech and language evaluations and therapy for young children. Last June, we interviewed Mrs. Ascher about aphasia and the many reasons why adults and children with speech and language disorders need to wear medical alert jewelry. Today, she gives us the low-down on recognizing the signs that your child may need speech and language therapy.
We would like to introduce you to a remarkable little girl named Symphony. In August 2006, when Symphony was just three months old, she was diagnosed with SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome). Symphony’s mother, Gretchen, writes: