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Meghan Thomson

Meghan Thomson

Meghan Thomson is a Speech-Language Pathologist and is a member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She currently works in a Central Massachusetts public school system with children ages 3-15 along in Early Intervention with the birth to 3 population. She’s also a very involved aunt of a nephew and niece that she can’t get nearly enough of. Meghan has worked in most of the fields that Speech-Language has to offer, however has her heart with the little ones. When not working, she can be found in the kitchen baking from scratch, knitting a never ending blanket, or at kickboxing class. She holds a BS in Speech and Hearing from Elmira College and MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Marywood University.

How to Spot the Signs of Hearing Loss Early

By May 18, 2016 1 Comment

Why does the TV volume need to be so loud? Why don’t you follow the direction the first time I said it? Why is my child’s vocabulary not developing as fast as their siblings did? These are all valid questions that parents ask themselves when their child is having difficulty hearing – and often they […]

Categories: Disability + Disability Advocacy, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers

AAP Recommended Technology Limits in a Media-filled World Promote Healthy Language Development

By April 30, 2015 2 Comments

Let’s face it – technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Some of us spend entire days working in front of computers, we use our phones to read the newspaper during the morning commute, play games, stream Netflix, and browse the internet. It is a constant around us, so why not incorporate it […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Toddlers + Preschoolers

Hitting Language Development Milestones: Stop Stressing and Start Talking!

By April 6, 2015 1 Comment

  “Why is Christopher not saying anything yet when Abigail couldn’t stop talking at that age?” I hear this type of question often when working with parents on their children’s language development plans. Their thinking is not unusual – society has placed expectations on when it’s developmentally appropriate for children to communicate. Parents often worry […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Toddlers + Preschoolers