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June 8th, 2016


Another Case for Early Intervention: Talking About Aphasia

Talking About Aphasia

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia is a communication or speech disorder usually resulting from a brain injury. People with aphasia either have difficulty understanding words (receptive language disorder) or have difficulty speaking themselves (expressive language disorder). In adults, aphasia is most commonly caused by strokes, but in children, aphasia can be the result of stroke, epilepsy, brain tumor, brain injury, autism, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. Some people with aphasia are able to use language appropriately but are unable to repeat back words, some leave out words and others add unnecessary words to their sentences.


Just over 3% of children in the US that are between the ages of 3 to 17 have a language disorder. Fortunately, the prognosis for children with aphasia is good because their brains are still growing and they can overcompensate for the deficit. Early intervention with speech therapy and ABA therapy is vitally important as some children become extremely frustrated when they are not understood or cannot understand, resulting in emotional or behavioral problems.

At Bright Steps Forward we can evaluate your child and customize a treatment plan that seamlessly integrates with their school day.
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Comedy 4 Kids at the Improv

Comedy 4 Kids at the Improv

We held our first inaugural Comedy 4 Kids fundraiser at the Ft. Lauderdale Improv on May 25th and a GREAT time was had by all. Comedians Adam Ferrara and Maryellen Hooper electrified the audience with their hilarious stories and jokes. Many thanks to our sponsors for making this possible!

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Summer Fun Camp

Summer Fun Camp

Registration for summer camp and the 2016/2017 school year is currently open.

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Bright Steps Forward, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure that all children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with neurological or developmental disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy have access to top quality physical, occupational, speech and ABA therapy.