Courtney Caruso, M.S., CCC-SLP

Courtney Caruso, M.S., CCC-SLP is a bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language pathologist and the owner and founder of Liberty Speech Associates LLC, a speech therapy practice located in Hackettstown, NJ. She is also the co-author of the book From Meals to Milestones: 35 Delicious Dishes to Encourage Child Development. For more information about Courtney, visit her website at

Late Talker or Speech Delay? How to Help Your Child Start Speaking

March 13, 2024

Do you have a “late talker” at home? If so, this blog post is for you.While children develop at different rates, there are generally-accepted..

Speech and Language Development in Bilingual Children

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When raising children, it’s important to understand typical childhood language development milestones in order to recognize potential delays. This..

Assessing English Language Learners: Difference Vs. Disability

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Many English language learners (ELLs) are incorrectly identified as having disabilities that require special education and/or related developmental..

When Should I Seek Developmental Services for My Child?

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The first three years of a child’s life are full of changes and growth. Infants and toddlers learn a variety of skills in early childhood, such as..

The Importance of Culturally-Sensitive Early Intervention Practices

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Our cultural backgrounds and experiences color our view of “normal.” It would be simple (yet extremely boring) if we were all part of the same..

How to Use Pediatric PT and OT to Develop Communication Skills

January 3, 2022

If you are a pediatric physical therapist or occupational therapist, this blog post is for you. As I’m sure you are already aware, the more..

Autism Red Flags: 5 Potential Developmental Delays

November 16, 2021

According to the CDC, approximately two percent of children have autism spectrum disorder. As such, it’s important to learn the red flags and signs..

Cultural Assessment Biases in Speech-Language Pathology

October 19, 2021

Most, if not all, published SLP assessments are biased against culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families. The authors and/or publishers..

Am I Confusing My Child? Bilingual Education & Common Myths

September 20, 2021

As a bilingual speech-language pathologist, I'm often contacted by concerned parents who are worried that exposing their children to two languages is..

How to Perform Routines-Based Early Intervention

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Many state-run early intervention (EI) programs operate on a routines-based treatment model, such as in New Jersey. However, based on discussions..

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