Better Speech and Hearing Month: Speech and Language Disorders

downloadEach May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) publicizes Better Speech and Hearing Month, a campaign created to increase public awareness about communication disorders and how people can access services that can improve their communication and overall quality of life. In support of this campaign, we’re focusing our blogs for the month of May on the different services that speech-language pathologists offer and how they help people with communication disorders. Last week, we talked about how speech-therapists can help people with voice problems. Today we’ll focus on speech and language disorders: what they are, how they affect communication, and how a speech-language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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Voice Problems? A Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help!

 

An SLP Can Change Your Voice!Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) created this campaign to boost public awareness about communication disorders and make it easier for people to find out about services that are available to improve communication and overall quality of life. Getting help from a speech-language pathologist can make a big difference in the lives of people with communication disorders, but not everyone knows exactly what it is a speech pathologist is trained to do. Last week, we gave a brief overview of the different types of therapy a speech-language pathologist can provide. For the rest of Better Speech and Hearing Month, we’ll go into each of those categories in a little more depth. Today we start with how a speech therapist can help a person with their voice. Continue reading

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May Is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

downloadEach May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) launches Better Speech and Hearing Month, a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to communication disorders and spread the word about services that are available for people with speech, language, or hearing issues to improve their communication and overall quality of life. Speech-language pathologists are a key resource in helping people with communication disorders improve their ability to communicate with those around them. But have you ever wondered exactly what a speech-language pathologist does? Some of the answers may surprise you! Here are just a few of the basic issues that speech therapists work with on a daily basis: Continue reading

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April Is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month!

 

PDAwareness.jpgDid you know that 7 to 10 million people worldwide are affected by Parkinson’s Disease?  Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about how autism impacts communication to support Autism Awareness Month. But April also happens to be Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month! In support of this campaign and to help raise awareness, today we’ll talk about what Parkinson’s Disease is, how it affects communication, and how working with a speech-language pathologist can help. Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month: Sensory Issues and Social Awareness

Walter_de_Maria_Vertikaler_ErdkilometerApril as Autism Awareness Month! To support this campaign and help raise awareness, we’re dedicating our blogs this month to issues in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, we’ll talk about how a speech-language therapist can help a child with sensory and social awareness issues. Continue reading

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Communication Issues in Autism: How Therapy Can Help

 

What is Dyslexia?Did you know that based on the most recent reports, an estimated 1 to 1.2 million children have been diagnosed with autism in the United States alone? In an attempt to promote awareness of this increasingly common disorder, organizations across the globe recognize April as Autism Awareness Month. To help do our part, we’re dedicating our blogs this month to issues in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, we’ll talk about how individuals on the autistic spectrum can benefit from speech-language therapy. Continue reading

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Early Intervention Counts! Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness month? As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with autism each year, the need to improve awareness grows. Since early intervention can make a significant difference in a child on the autistic spectrum’s development, learning to identify the early signs and “red flags” of autism is essential for every parent. Here are some things to look out for in early development: Continue reading

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