Alzheimer’s Disease: 5 Tips for Caregivers to Improve Communication

How can Speech Associates of NY Help You?Every 67 seconds another person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s not only irreversibly changes the lives of its victims, but also the lives of their loved ones. Today, in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we dedicate this blog to the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading

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Could You Spot Alzheimer’s Disease? 10 Signs to Know

DysphagiaDid you know that out of the top 10 causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed? To raise public awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan designated November National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983, a campaign that’s still observed today. Continue reading

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Could Your Child Be Cluttering?

Speech therapy can help your child communicate with confidence!Speech that is a hard to understand is typical in early childhood. Children are still mastering the sounds that make up their language, and tend to release their words in an excited rush. However, if unclear speech is abnormally severe or persists too late into childhood, it could indicate an articulation problem. Articulation disorders make it difficult for a child to communicate with those around them which can lead to frustration, and can negatively impact social and academic progress. Continue reading

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How Can Speech-Language Therapy Help a Child with Dyslexia?

Language learning disorders can cause academic problems. Speech therapy can help!When people think of speech therapy, they often think of helping a person who stutters, or a child with a lisp, or maybe working with people who have language problems because of a stroke. But speech-language therapists work with an enormous range of issues and people. For example, did you know that speech-language therapy can be used to help a child with dyslexia? Continue reading

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October 22 is Stuttering Awareness Day!

isad_ribbonDid you know that over 70 million people worldwide speak with a stutter? Each year on October 22, organizations around the world observe International Stuttering Awareness Day to help bring public awareness to stuttering and the experiences of people who stutter. Often people who don’t have experience with stuttering may feel uncomfortable speaking with someone who stutters or inadvertently make that person feel uncomfortable. Take a look at our tips for communicating with someone who speaks with a stutter: Continue reading

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What Is Rett Syndrome, and How Can an SLP Help?

c98bc7c16378da1e9b7f10e0aa88de87Have you heard of Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a rare developmental disorder caused by a specific type of genetic mutation which results in a range of difficulties including speech, communication, and swallowing. Each October, the International Rett Syndrome Foundation conducts a campaign to raise awareness of this disorder. In support of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, this week we’ll provide some basic information about Rett Syndrome and how a speech-language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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How Can Down Syndrome Affect Communication?

DownSyndromeAwarenessDid you know that one in every 691 children is born with Down syndrome, with an estimated 400,000 people currently living with the condition in the United States? Each October, individuals and associations across the country observe Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a campaign designed to raise public awareness of this disorder and the people it affects. Continue reading

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