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Better Speech and Hearing Month: Speech and Language Disorders

Each 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 … Continue reading

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Is My Child On Track? FAQs about speech and language delays

As exciting as a child’s language development is, it can also be a source of stress for a lot of parents. Should my child be talking already? Are they using enough words? Could something be wrong? While there is no … Continue reading

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Childhood Hearing Loss: Is Your Child at Risk?

Hearing loss can make life difficult for anyone. But for young children, hearing impairment can be particularly problematic. If a child is having difficulty hearing and the issue is not addressed, it can cause significant speech and language delays, which … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Swallowing Safely with Dysphagia

Did you know that in addition to helping people communicate, speech-language pathologists can help people who have trouble swallowing too? Dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, is a common problem that can be the result of a range of problems, from stroke, … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Health Issue that Can Damage your Voice!

If your voice has been hoarse, raspy or weak lately, there are a range of possible culprits: vocal abuse (like raising your voice to talk over noise or screaming at a sports game), a dry throat from heating, air conditioning … Continue reading

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Could Your Child Be Cluttering?

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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October 22 is Stuttering Awareness Day!

Did 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 … Continue reading

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

Have 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 … Continue reading

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How Can Down Syndrome Affect Communication?

Did 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 … Continue reading

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