Januray 2017

In the Clinic

Please bear with us as we settle in to our new location. Let us know about any issues that may arise!

This Month

On the

Wee Speech Website:


App of the Month

Toca Birthday

Word Wall

January words, definitions, sentences and activities to print.


January Blog Postings


In the Waiting Room

Guess How Many?

The Guess Jar will be returning in February!


Children (and siblings) are encouraged to fill out a slip each month with their guess. (Don’t forget your last name or initial.). The envelope for guesses is on the wall next to the magazine rack in the Clinic waiting room. The drawing is at the end of the month and a special prize awaits the winner!!

Good Luck!!


January Birthdays!!

Wilson S. 1/1

Yehuda G. 1/7

Anthony S. 1/7

Nathan B. 1/11

Abigail R. 1/24































January 2017edition of the Wee Speech Newsletter.



These are uncertain times for insurance coverage. Please let us know if you have a policy or carrier change and we will do our best to work with you and your insuance company to maintain or initiate coverage. We are an in nework provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna, Cigna and United Health Care.

Laura Drower & Julie Levin
Wee Speech, P.C.

What Are We Blogging about in January?
Winter vacations can be a great time to spend time together as a family.  They are also full of opportunities to grow vocabulary and language!

This Month in the Speech and Language Q/A Column, Kate discusses stuttering in middle school.

Dear SLP,

My son has a stutter and he is entering middle school with new teachers and some new students. I'm concerned about his stutter. Will it get worse?


Dear Stumped about Stuttering,

I hope the school year is getting off to a good start! It is true – often people are thrown off and not sure how to respond when speaking to a person with a stutter. The natural reaction for kids and adults are to decrease/lighten the moment of perceived embarrassment. (more)

Physical Therapy Notes
Lisa Barich PT

Below are some great web sites to visit:

Tortle Head Repositioning Beanie- this is an innovative new products for infants and infants with torticollis. Typically a helmet is prescribed if your baby has an abnormal head shape. This is a costly and unpleasant solution to the problem. Why not try to prevent this from happening in the first place. Check out the web site to see how this comfortable fabric hat helps position the baby's head at a very early age.

Located at 1911 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60657 (773)231-8001 this toy store specializes in toys for children with autism.

This is a free sports and fitness organization with various locations in Chicago and at Sky High Sports in Niles. The organizations mission is below.

Empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.

Caring For Kids Program is a sports and fitness program at various locations. There is a nominal fee for a variety of quality sports activities such as dance, yoga and karate.

Check out some interesting positioning and mobility devices such as the Upsee(a mobility device to facilitate walking) and the GoToSeat( a floor sitter).

If you have any additional questions please contact Lisa Barich PT at barichlisag@gmail.com

For more information contact Lisa Barich, PT