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Going to a Speech Therapist

By : 375 Views03/05/2019
Going to a Speech Therapist

Reviewed by: Amy Nelson, MA, CCC-SLP   Some kids have trouble saying certain sounds or words. This can be frustrating because others may have trouble understanding what they’re trying to say. The good news is that kids who have trouble saying certain sounds or understanding others can go to a special kind of therapist for help — speech therapists (also called speech-language pathologists). What Do Speech Therapists Help With? Speech therapists help people of all ages with different speech and language disorders. Here are some of them: articulation(say: ar-tik-yuh-LAY-shun) disorders: This when a kid has trouble saying certain sounds or saying words correctly. “Run” might come out as “won.” Or “say” may sound like “thay.” Lisps are considered articulation disorders. fluency(say: FLOO–en-see) disorders: If a kid...
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Speech-Language Therapy (for parents)

By : 467 Views03/05/2019
Speech-Language Therapy (for parents)

Reviewed by: Brooke Crenshaw, MS, CCC-SLP   In a recent parent-teacher conference, maybe the teacher expressed concern that your child could have a problem with certain speech or language skills. Or perhaps while talking to your child, you noticed an occasional stutter. Could your child have a problem? And if so, what should you do? It’s wise to intervene quickly. An evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist can help find out if your child is having problems. Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders. Speech Disorders, Language Disorders, and Feeding Disorders A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Speech disorders include: Articulation disorders:difficulties producing sounds...
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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Management and Treatment

By : 356 Views15/03/2019
Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Management and Treatment

Here’s a sample of the assistive devices that are available to help people with Parkinson’s disease communicate more clearly (if they are available): Palatal lift This is a dental apparatus that is similar to a retainer. It lifts the soft palate and stops air from escaping out of the nose during speech. Amplification This is a personal amplifier that can be used to increase vocal loudness in soft-spoken people. The amplifier also decreases voice fatigue. TTY telephone relay system This is a telephone equipped with a keyboard so speech can be typed and read by a relay operator to the listener. Either the whole message can be typed or just the words that are not understood can be typed. Low-technology devices Notebooks and language boards can be used as alternative communication techniques. High-technology electronic speech enhancers, communication devices Computers with voice synthesizers...
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Pediatric Dysphagia: Physiology, Assessment, and Management

By : 344 Views04/03/2019
Pediatric Dysphagia: Physiology, Assessment, and Management

By: Pamela Dodrill and Memorie M. Gosa Infancy and childhood represent a time of unparalleled physical growth and cognitive development. In order for infants and children to reach their linear and neurological growth potential, they must be able to reliably and safely consume sufficient energy and nutrients. Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) in pediatric populations can have a detrimental effect on dietary intake and, thus, growth and development. As a result, it is imperative to accurately identify and appropriately manage dysphagia in pediatric populations. This article provides an overview of dysphagia in children, as well as common causes of childhood swallowing difficulties, populations at risk for pediatric dysphagia, techniques used to assess swallowing in pediatric patients, and the current treatment options available for infants and children with dysphagia. The article “Pediatric...
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What is AAC?

By : 397 Views28/12/2018
What is AAC?

Source: http://aacinstitute.org/what-is-aac/ An estimated 3.5 million Americans experience speech disability to the extent that they have significant difficulty being understood by others. Many of these people have no speech at all and also have other physical disabilities that preclude expressive communication using gestures, writing, or typing. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a field of endeavor addressing the communication and other related needs of individuals who experience significant and complex communication disorders. The goal of AAC is to achieve the most effective communication possible for the individual in order to maximize their potential and lead the highest quality of life possible. Aspects of this field include clinical service delivery, education, research and advocacy. Individuals who benefit from AAC intervention frequently require assistive technology...
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Who need speech and language therapy?

By : 381 Views26/06/2018
Who need speech and language therapy?

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What intervention methods are commonly used for children with autism in Viet Nam?

By : 335 Views26/06/2018
What intervention methods are commonly used for children with autism in Viet Nam?

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Alternative Augmentative Communication/AAC

By : 391 Views25/06/2018
Alternative Augmentative Communication/AAC

Giao tiep tang cuong va thay the - AAC-Vietnamese-Version Xem chi tiết: Tại đây ...
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