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3 Signs Your Child May Benefit from seeing a Speech Therapist

Many parents worry about whether or not their children are developing according to standard guidelines; in some cases, it's simply a case of being anxious about the potential for late development, and in other cases the child din question may actually benefit from the inter-vention of a speech therapist. Let's take a closer look at 3 signs that your child ...

  • 6 September 2017
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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3 Ways Speech Therapy Can Benefit After a Stroke

Speech therapy Owings Mills, MD is a vital part of overall stroke therapy adult Maryland [1]; most adults who have had strokes will need to have some type of speech therapy incorporated into their overall stroke therapy as part of the recovery process. The reason for this is that the areas of the brain affected by a stroke can impact ...

  • 7 August 2017
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Speech Therapy for Children

3 Things You Need to Know When Considering Speech Therapy For Your Child

When you're considering having your child see a speech therapist Owings Mills, MD [1], there are some things you need to know. The following are 3 important things to keep in mind when you are thinking about having your child visit a speech therapist Owings Mills, MD [2]. #1: You need to talk with your child’s therapist about expectations It can be ...

  • 6 July 2017
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Why You Need A Speech Pathologist In Maryland?

Are you a resident of Maryland and in need of speech therapy, or do you know someone who does? There is a team of speech therapists that have been doing an excellent job for the past several years. The speech therapists are ready to deploy their wealth of experience to serve you. Their areas of specialization are speech, language, cognitive ...

  • 21 April 2017
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Speech therapy for older persons living in assisted-living homes

It is known too many healthcare providers who have worked with us in the past few years that Total Speech Therapy's lead SLP Ms. Yasminah Abdullah's has placed a particular focus on treating older indivisuals with speech irregularities or impairment. Because of Ms. Abdullah's training, past work experience and community involvement we've been heavily involved in evaluating and treating patients ...

  • 5 December 2016
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Disorders that require speech therapy?

Speech is an integral part of communication and without clear speech and voice, people find it hard to fit into the society. It makes them suffer from self-esteem issues along with many communication complexities as well. It may be inborn or caused by a physical injury, a disease or a disorder the person might be suffering from (e.g. stroke, autism, ...

  • 5 December 2016
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Pediatric Speech Therapy

A Look At The Services Of A Pediatric Speech Therapist

During their developmental stages, children are learning the basic rules of communication; usage of words, expressions, pitch, and other speech and language rules. Some are quick to learn these techniques and catch up on the language barriers while other kids may take more time. A speech and/or language delay, if it prolongs for a long time, can be a cause ...

  • 4 November 2016
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Phonological Delay Therapy

A subgroup ın the articulation delay category is phonological delay which means your child may be slower at going through through the processes of speech development. For example, it is absolutely natural if your 12-month old says da instead of dad, however if this dropping of the last consonant persists that means he is not developing his speech sounds at ...

  • 8 July 2015
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Cleft Lip and Palate Therapy

A cleft lip or cleft palate occurs when either the upper lip doesn’t close properly or the palates inside your baby’s mouth don’t bond correctly during your baby’s gestation period. Speech impediments and feeding problems can occur depending on the severity of the cleft. Many parents opt for cleft surgery after birth and in turn the child does not experience ...

  • 8 July 2015
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Autism

A child with Autism Spectrum Disorder deserves the same chance as any other child to play a part in the social fabric of our world. However, having autism means your child’s very ability to communicate with the outside world can be limited. This is where speech therapy can help. Parents often come to me with concerns such as: My child cannot ...

  • 8 July 2015
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Voice Therapy

The ability to use your voice in an effective manner is essential for both business and personal relationships. Voice disorders can make it difficult for people to feel confident about themselves and their ideas, but with some voice therapy you can learn how to control your voice and change the way the world hears you. Voice disorders include Vocal Cord Dysfunction ...

  • 8 July 2015
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Does a child under your care require speech therapy?

Wouldn’t it be great if an ASHA certified speech and language pathologist could teach you how to identify a child who is exhibiting speech-language disorder? Total Speech Therapy’s lead speech-language pathologist, Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP, will be conducting complimentary seminars for teachers, caregivers and healthcare professionals from August 28 to Nov., 15, 2014. Each seminar will run for 45 minutes. During the ...

  • 10 August 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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We Moved!

Now Total Speech Therapy is located at 3047  St. Paul St., Baltimore. We’re thrilled about the new move and equally excited to be able to provide quality Speech and Language Therapy services within the Charles Village community.

  • 24 July 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Language Therapy

Language Therapy Children can sometimes have difficulty understanding the uses of various parts of speech. This is where language therapy can assist. Even as adults we remember the meaning of certain parts of speech like noun, verb and adjective but may forget what is exactly meant by a correlative conjunction or linking verb so it is not so unusual when a ...

  • 30 June 2014
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Articulation Therapy

Articulation Therapy Children say the cutest things like, “Can I pleathe hab a cookie.” Stuff like that is cheek-pinch worthy however this is a sign of a problem and should be addressed early in order to prevent a habit from forming. If you notice your child omitting letters, adding letters or substituting letters in words, an assessment with an SLP is ...

  • 30 June 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Brain Fitness

Few days ago I had the pleasure of presenting a seminar on Brain Fitness to a group of LPs and OTs, Clients, and Caregivers. I thought of sharing a my lecture notes in our TST.com blog. The seminar main points can be summarize as following: What is Brain Fitness? Brain fitness is the capacity of a person to meet the various cognitive demands ...

  • 21 May 2014
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Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy Program

At Total Speech Therapy we provide high-quality evaluations and therapy for children with speech- language disorders, delays and disabilities. Family members and/or caregivers play a key role in our individual client-based approach, and are involved every step of the way. Our speech-language pathologists work collaboratively with family, physicians and related professionals, to ensure that the child gets the state-of-the-art services ...

  • 18 March 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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A day in the life of a Speech Pathologist

Every morning I wake up with a feeling of excitement about what the day ahead will hold.  Today could be the day for a speech breakthrough, my child can't speak could turn into my child won't stop talking, an embarrassing stutter could smooth out into something soulful. Anything is possible. I try to limit the number of patients I see per ...

  • 16 March 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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I love my job!

Being able to help someone find their voice is truly a wonderful thing and I am lucky enough to be able to do that every single day. I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) which means it is my job to help people significantly improve the quality of their lives. And more selfishly, I get a chance to see more miracles ...

  • 16 March 2014
  • Posted by Yasminah Abdullah, M.S., CCC-SLP
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