Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Feeding and Swallowing Issues

Speech therapy can improve your loved one's quality of life!November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of New York has dedicated our blogs for the month of November to raising awareness about this disease, how it can affects the individual and their loved ones, and how a speech-language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Awareness Month: 3 easy tips for communication

How can Speech Associates of NY Help You?Did you know that November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month? This campaign is designed to raise public awareness of this debilitating disease which is the most common form of dementia and is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by the year 2050. In addition to raising awareness about the disease itself, this campaign is also aimed at recognizing caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of New York is dedicating this week’s blog to communication strategies that caregivers can use to maximize communication with a loved one with dementia. Continue reading

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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!

Speech therapy can help your loved one live a more fulfilling life!Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by the year 2050? In order to raise public awareness of this disease, each November the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY will focus our blogs for the month of November on how Alzheimer’s disease affects communication and how speech-language therapy can help improve communication levels and increase quality of life. Continue reading

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Selective Mutism and the Bilingual Child

14-6Many children go through a period of shyness, where they’re reluctant to speak to strangers or contribute in class. However, for some children, this reluctance to talk goes beyond typical shyness and becomes a communication disorder: selective mutism. Continue reading

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Stuttering Therapy: How Speech Therapy Works

Stuttering Awareness DayDid you know that October 22 was International Stuttering Awareness Day? To help raise awareness for this speech fluency disorder, Speech Associates of NY is dedicating our blogs to stuttering awareness for the second half of October. Today, we’ll talk a little bit about how speech therapy for stuttering works and what a person who stutters can expect from therapy. Continue reading

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October 22 is Stuttering Awareness Day!

Stuttering Awareness DayDid you know that over three million Americans stutter? In an effort to bring public attention to stuttering, each year on October 22, organizations around the world observe International Stuttering Awareness Day. In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY is dedicating this week’s blog to discussing some basic facts about stuttering, tips for communicating with a person who stutters, and how a speech therapist can help. Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: How Speech Therapy Can Help

DownSyndromeAwarenessEach October organizations across America take part in Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a campaign targeted toward raising public awareness of the most common chromosomal condition in the United States. Last week, we discussed some of the common ways Down Syndrome can affect speech, language, and communication. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about how speech-language therapy can help. Continue reading

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