Monthly Archives: July 2014

Five Great Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Older Americans (65 years and older) are one of the fastest growing populations, with the elderly population expected to double from 35 million today to over 70 million by 2030! One of the most common difficulties that accompanies aging is … Continue reading

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July is Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month!

Did you know that together, cleft palate and cleft lip make up the most common birth defects in the United States, with one out of every 700 newborns affected? To raise awareness about this issue, each July various organizations team … Continue reading

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5 Ways a Speech Therapist Can Help with Literacy!

A recent survey found that over 70% of teachers believed that students who received speech therapy services demonstrated improved reading skills in the classroom (ASHA, National Outcome Measurement System). A speech-language pathologist’s training often allows them to identify the root … Continue reading

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Three Easy Tips to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Summer is a time for kids to have fun and take break from the stress of the school year. Unfortunately, this break can sometimes have significant consequences on a child’s academic progress. Summer learning loss, also known as the Summer … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Alternative and Augmentative Communication

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY has dedicated one blog each week in the month of June to issues in aphasia. Today, we wrap up our series by talking about options … Continue reading

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