1. What to Expect During a Speech Therapy Evaluation

    The word ‘evaluation’ can sound intimidating, especially for parents and children who have never before experienced a pediatric speech therapy evaluation. There can be apprehension in not knowing what to expect when something is new. In reality, an evaluation for therapy is not intimidating or s…Read More

  2. Children with Autism

    Children with Autism Should Not Have to Wait

    Why Are Children with Autism Having to Wait? In Utah, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism that is approximately 5,700 children under the age of 18 in Salt Lake County alone. Experts recommend that children with autism receive up to 25 hours of structured intervention a week. The Daily Harold …Read More

  3. Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are specialists trained in the many areas of communication. It may surprise most people how broad the field is and the many benefits of speech therapy for children. SLPs provide specialized therapy for speech articulation, language, voice, fluency, feeding, and so…Read More

  4. What Brought Me to FUNctionabilities

    When I found out that I would be moving to Utah, I knew that I wanted to find a job similar to what I was doing in Illinois. I have always enjoyed the private practice setting, having 2.5 years of experience in a pediatric therapy clinic in Illinois. So when I first began the job search, I started w…Read More

  5. Is My Child Spending Too Much Time With Technology?

    Technology is constantly changing, making it difficult to keep up let alone to know how much exposure and what type of technology is good for your child.  Luckily there are guidelines and this therapist’s professional opinion to assist.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been stressin…Read More

  6. Secrets to Your Child’s Home Exercise Program

    Do you have a hard time completing your child’s home exercise program? I believe parents too often take on more than the day has hours. Although well-intentioned when you commit to doing a home exercise program with your child it gets pushed back in your day until it just doesn’t happen. Today…Read More

  7. Does My Child Need Speech/Language Therapy?

    How Do I Understand if My Child Needs a Speech Specialist? There is no simple answer, but here are a few ways to distinguish your child's needs. Preschoolers frequently have troubles with enunciation as well as troubles placing sentences together.  Many young children still replace an 'f' or 'd' so…Read More