Autistic Communication Differences

Autistic Communication Differences

Some Autistic and neurodivergent individuals communicate differently from neurotypical individuals. Under the medical model of disability, this type of communication is considered disordered and something that needs to be “fixed.” But we now know that...
Autistic Masking

Autistic Masking

In this video, SLP Laura Strenk explains what some of the negative long-term outcomes of masking are and 6 ways you can support your child in being their authentic self, advocating for their needs, and learning how/when to mask. Autistic masking is when an Autistic...
Speech Problems That Point to an OMD

Speech Problems That Point to an OMD

Has your child been working on their r, l, m, or sh sound in speech therapy for an extended period of time, but still can’t get it? In this video, speech-language pathologist and myofunctional therapist, Danielle Carey, explains red flags in speech therapy that...
Feeding Problems that Point to an OMD

Feeding Problems that Point to an OMD

Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myologist, Danielle Carey, explains what orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are and how you might be able to tell from your child’s feeding habits if they have one! Are they a picky eater, messy eater, chipmunking...
Q&A: Tongue-Tie Release

Q&A: Tongue-Tie Release

One of our Emerge kiddos, Paige, just found out she has a tongue-tie, and she has some questions for SLP Megan, who just had a tongue-tie revision! She gets some answers about what a tongue-tie is, why Ms. Megan got it fixed, who did it for her, and if it...