Monthly Archives: June 2011

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

This year, the week of June 22nd to June 28th is designated as Deaf-Blind Awareness week in commemoration of the life of Helen Keller. This week, we’re dedicating our blog to the ways that speech-language pathologists can help deaf individuals … Continue reading

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

When a child is developing during gestation, the roof of the mouth (also called the palate) forms by bony plates coming together. Sometimes, these plates do not join, leaving the child with an opening in the roof of the mouth … Continue reading

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

There are many different technologies used to help individuals with hearing loss. One such device is the cochlear implant. Cochlear implants may be used when a person has sensorineural hearing loss. This means that the inner ear is damaged, but … Continue reading

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Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, a campaign dedicated to raising consciousness about this complex auto-immune disorder. In honor of this campaign, this week, SANY will focus on how myasthenia gravis and how it can affect speech and communication. Myasthenia … Continue reading

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The Effects of Scleroderma on Voice and Swallowing

Some diseases are more well known than others for causing speech, language, or swallowing disorders. This week, SANY’s blog will discuss Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease so rare, general practitioners may see only one case a year. This rarity and unfamiliarity … Continue reading

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