Monthly Archives: May 2013

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: How an SLP Can Help

Every parent eagerly awaits their child’s first words. But what happens when those long-awaited words finally appear, but are so garbled that they are nearly incomprehensible? This situation is a common reality for parents of children with childhood apraxia of … Continue reading

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What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Most young children have some mispronunciations in their speech, for example the child who asks their mom for “sketti” instead of spaghetti or asks to see the “ephelants” at the zoo. But for some children, speech difficulties may be far … Continue reading

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Each May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association launches Better Speech and Hearing Month. This campaign raises public awareness of communication disorders and spreads the word about services that are available for people with speech, language, or hearing issues to improve their … Continue reading

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Can Your Voice Affect Your Image?

When was the last time you thought about your voice? Almost everyone winces when they hear themselves on an answering machine or video recording, thinking Do I really sound like that? But unless there is an obvious problem, most of … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Over the past month, we’ve touched on two different awareness campaigns: April is both Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Month. Today, we’ll discuss another devastating disease being highlighted by a national awareness campaign: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), … Continue reading

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