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Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:04:56 -0600

 



Applications for the Speech Impaired

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:33:18 -0500

Speech impairment affects people in the way they create sounds to form words. Some of the most common forms of impairment are stuttering, apraxia, and dysarthria. Affected people are not able to say what they want to say even though they are fully aware of what they need.



Everything You Need to Know About the Speech Therapy

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:12:53 -0500

Sometimes a child is unable to understand and express language or troubles in pronouncing words which may deprive in language development and communication skills. There are many kinds of speech defects due to different problems. But the most common problem spotted among children has delayed speech and language development.



How To Implement Speech Therapy During The Summer Months

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:24:38 -0500

For children in speech therapy, the summer months can be a time of regression. To prevent this from happening, try implementing some of these ideas to keep the child's language skills on point while school is out.



Technology and Brain Injury - Friends or Foes?

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:23:29 -0500

When an individual suffers a brain injury, there is often a mad rush by family members to find every possible way to help in the recovery process. Technology is such a huge part of life these days that there are many people that see technology as the wave of the future for treating brain injury deficits - and many therapists would agree with them.



Simple and Effective Tips to Stop Stuttering

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06:11 -0500

You will be surprised to know that nearly one per cent of the total world population stutters. Stuttering is a condition for which there is no medical cure and more men than women tend to get affected with this. There are various methods that can be learnt, that will help you get rid of it and allow you to speak fluently.



The Magic of Storytelling

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:10:53 -0500

Storytelling helps children to make friends. It is part of each child's personal identity. And it helps children with their reading and writing development too. Ever wondered how to help your 3 year old to become a storyteller? Read on to find out.



What To Do When Your Child Needs Speech Therapy

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:59:31 -0500

Speech therapy is a way you can help your child improve his or her speaking ability. There are a number of things you can do to help your child when you recognize they have issues with words.



How to Spot and Deal With Your Toddler's Speech Problems

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:45:24 -0500

If you believe your toddler may have a problem developing speech, then it is wise to see a doctor that specializes in speech pathology. They can perform the tests to set your child on a positive path towards the future.



Autistic Telepathic Message - Relationship of the Conscious and Subconscious Mind

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:48:25 -0500

My non-verbal, autistic, amazing friend uses FC and telepathy to communicate. FC-Facilitated Communication is a strategy, where I provide physical support as as a nonverbal person types. Telepathy is a form of direct communication where I intuitively listen and type what I hear. I prefer it when my partner types, but my friend is not always in agreement. On this particular day, she began to type. "You bring me into balance and support me as I organize my knowing into words you can comprehend." She suddenly appeared annoyed and stopped typing. My friend and partner indicated, as she had many times before, that I am more than capable of telepathic listening, and scribing directly. So, I stopped, listened to her and typed what I heard.



Aphasia Types With 3 Alternative Medicines That Really Should Be Considered!

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:05:29 -0500

Being able to communicate and use our brain can really make the difference when it comes to enjoying life. Don't miss out on an opportunity to prevent your brain from shrinkage and not working correctly!



Fact and Fiction: Separating Myths From Reality With Stuttering

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:37:08 -0500

There are many common misconceptions and myths about stuttering. In this guide, learn important stuttering facts, while separating the truth from fiction and correcting false information.



5 Quick Tips to Improve Public Speaking Skills

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:36:50 -0500

In this guide you'll learn easy, quick tips to improve public speaking skills. Learn how to improve public speaking, and start practicing today for steady, rapid improvements.



Common Speech Disorders in Children

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:36:03 -0500

There are many different types of speech and language disorders in children. Here's a guide to some of the most common.



Is It Really Possible to Cure Stuttering?

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:38:48 -0500

Stuttering affects about 3 million people in the US and many more worldwide. To date, there is no known or proven cause for why we stutter, and also no guaranteed permanent cure either. That being said, it turns out that with the right approach, we can almost cure stuttering! Yes, while we cannot completely cure it, we can eradicate as much as 99% of stuttering episodes in adults.



Ways to Improve Your Voice Projection

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:53:24 -0500

Speaking in front of people, especially strangers can be a daunting experience and doing so with confidence and clarity can often be a major challenge for the uninitiated. What can be done to clear your mind and calm your heart beat when so many faces are focused directly upon you. When the chips are down and your future is on the line coming off with a round of applause might not be as hard as you might think.



What Is A Speech Pathologist and How Much Salary Does One Get?

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:33:47 -0600

Speech pathologists are also referred to as speech therapists, they play a huge role in improving their patients' quality of life. Apart from helping patients deal with speech and communication problems, they also assist them in putting words together and understanding language.



Speech Therapy Worksheets

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:24:00 -0500

Speech therapy worksheets can be an extremely useful tool to help facilitate parents of children who are either suffering from a speech impediment or whose expressive language is lagging behind where they ought to be with respect to their peers. It is not enough to simply send your child to see a licensed speech pathologist once or twice a week. Parents also play an extremely vital role in helping their developmentally challenged children overcome their speech delay.



The Ever Changing Brain Injury

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:08:35 -0500

A patient with a brain injury can seem different every day. The goal for any caregiver is to establish simple routines that create calm and predictable moments in every day.



Advantages of Becoming a Speech Pathology Professional

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:13:24 -0500

Speech pathology or speech language pathology is a medical field that focuses on identifying and treating various speech defects and disorders. Although it is a fairly new field, it is growing and many individuals are making it their career. Speech pathologists or speech pathology professionals are licensed medical professionals who diagnose and treat various speech disorders that impede speech and communication.



Speech Language Pathology at a Hearing Center

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:46:51 -0500

Because of the link between diminished auditory perception and speech impediments, a hearing center will often offer speech pathology treatment. This includes treatment for children who have suffered hearing loss as well as treatment for neurological diseases that impact the ability to hear.



Staying Healthy: Speech Pathologists

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:01:00 -0500

Speech pathologists assess, treat and diagnose communion and speech disorders. They handle and prevent oral issues, cognitive-linguistic issues, swallowing, speech and all language disorders. If you have problems with oral motor, cognitive linguistic or language skills that have been affected by neurological events or diseases, had head or neck cancer and injuries or problems relating to under lying diseases, you will need the professional services of a speech pathologist.



Staying Healthy - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:01 -0500

There are many disorders that can affect the ability to communicate. Communication disorders range from deafness, voice problems caused by cleft lip or palates, stuttering, developmental disabilities and learning disorders. Those who have suffered brain injuries, strokes or who have been diagnosed as autistic may have communication disorders.



What You May Not Know About Speech Pathology

Fri, 24 May 2013 13:20:19 -0500

Speech pathology, sometimes referred to as speech language pathology, is a field of medicine that deals with the process of diagnosing and treating of speech disorders and defects. If you would like to find out more about this fascinating topic, read below for a few things you may not know about speech pathology.



You Are Not Your Stammer

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:38:06 -0500

A thought occurred to me the other day when I was out shopping - I had just stammered and I didn't even notice I'd done so. In the past I would have beaten myself up about it.



Do You Accept Your Stammer?

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:28:41 -0500

Someone once said that if you accept your stammer completely then you won't stammer. How true these words are.



I'm Afraid I'll Pass On My Stammer To My Child

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:27:44 -0500

Are you afraid you'll pass your stammer on to your child? If the thought of reading your little one bedtime stories feels daunting then don't suffer in silence, you can do something about it right now.



What Is Stuttering?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:29:55 -0500

Stuttering is a speech disorder where the person knows what they want to say but at the time can't say it because of a problem in the control and flow of their speech. There are different types of Stuttering: Repetitions of sounds, syllables, words or phrases e.



Speech and Language Difficulties After a Stroke

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:35:27 -0600

In 2009 the FAST campaign was introduced to increase people's awareness of what symptoms people display when they have a stroke and what we should do. The signs to look out for:



The Stuttering Gene Myth

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:41:28 -0600

Some people who stutter (or stammer) believe they have inherited a stuttering gene. This article explains why there is no such thing.



Don't Stammer Out Of Control - Speak When You're Ready

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:47:22 -0600

If you stammer do you find yourself speaking at your listeners pace and then stammering out of control. It's important for you to take your own time - your listener won't mind.



Stammering On Purpose Will Improve Your Speech

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:28:18 -0600

Stammering on purpose is called voluntary stammering. It is a technique that desensitises you towards your stammer and really works.



Isn't It Time You Stopped Feeding Your Stammering Monster?

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:31:59 -0600

Your stammering monster thrives on fear. Here are three fear-busting techniques that will really help your speech. Isn't it time you stopped feeding your stammering monster?



Speaking Tips - Too Nasal? How to Modify an Unpleasant Voice

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:51:05 -0600

Does it sound like you are talking down your nose? Do feel your voice is high up in your head rather coming from your diaphragm? There are practical steps you can take to improve the clarity of your speech.



The Art of Speaking - A Conversation With My Stutter

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:50:41 -0600

A powerful composition about the emotions of living with, and overcoming, the fear associated with my stuttering. A raw and emotive journey.



Why Does Your Child Stutter, and How to Treat Stuttering in Your Child

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:39:05 -0600

Each and every child is born having a genetic makeup that contributes to his or her probability of stuttering. To study to speak fluently, a child's brain must create many different neural circuits, and these circuits ought to interact in incredibly precise and rapid approaches. Stuttering emerges in childhood as a symptom that the brain's neural circuits for speech are not getting wired commonly.



Here's a Convenient Technique to End Stuttering

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:28:06 -0600

Pausing is a simple and effective technique to stop stuttering. Learn how to practice pausing as a form of stuttering treatment today!



Take Care of Your Voice and Improve Its Quality

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:22:55 -0500

If you use your voice professionally, for example, as a singer, actor, teacher, lecturer, presenter, or a journalist, you should perfectly understand the needs of your speech organ. Below you will find some tips that will help you introduce healthy changes and habits into your life and will positively affect you voice.



Helping Your Child With Autism: Info Talk Technique

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:49:11 -0500

Do you have a child who cannot use his words to comment, or does not say what he wants? Info talk is a simple therapy technique that will possibly help your child to speak.



Recover From Stuttering - I Can, Therefore I Will

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:54:22 -0500

More than 70% of stutterers who undertake an intensive stuttering therapy course relapse back into stuttering fairly quickly after therapy. How can that be? Initial results are all good, and we love it... the feeling, the control, the positivity! What causes PWS to fall off the wagon?



Changing Your ABCs of Stuttering

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:40:20 -0500

Stuttering is a complex communication disorder rather than simply a speech disorder. The term, ABCs of Stuttering (A = Affective, B = Behavioural, C = Cognitive), sums up its complexity. Research shows that all these parts of the ABC model need to be addressed in order to obtain the most success from your stuttering therapy program.



End the Procrastination - Find an Effective Fluency Technique and Use It

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:22:32 -0500

Let today be the end of procrastination of doing something about your stutter / stammer. How many times have you said to yourself, "I really have to do something about my stuttering, it's driving me crazy and controlling my life."?



How to Learn Sign Language So You Can Communicate With the Deaf

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:40:17 -0500

When talking about linguistics and its diversity, there is one interesting fact. American Sign Language is actually among the most used in the world. Did you know that sign language has a grammatical structure just as you have for the common dialects? There is a lot of expressions use whenever people are conversing using this language.



What Is Speech Therapy? A Few Things You Didn't Know

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:05:17 -0500

When most people think of speech therapy, they immediately think of articulation. Speech therapy involves more than just pronunciation. Speech therapy also helps people overcome communication problems in the areas of language, voice, fluency, and oral motor/swallowing.



How Can I Help A Child With Dyslexia Or A Language Problem?

Thu, 17 May 2012 13:36:42 -0500

Parents are often concerned by the question of whether their child might be dyslexic or might become dyslexic. This article talks about a precursor to dyslexia that parents should be aware of. The article also provides practical suggestions for supporting these children.



Spring Cleaning - Don't Forget Your Toddler's Toys

Wed, 16 May 2012 16:43:25 -0500

Does your toddler have so many toys that it has become a distraction? As you're cleaning out your house this spring, don't forget to go through your toddler's toys. Once you've decided on the toys you're going to keep, think about which toys can help increase speech, language and developmental skills.



Stuttering Modification As An Effective Stuttering Cure

Fri, 11 May 2012 11:42:15 -0500

Children during their early childhood years undergo different developmental changes. One of these developments involves their speech. Accompanying these changes and adaptations are some dysfluencies or disruptions in the smooth flow of their speech. Children may tend to repeat words and syllables and prolong some sounds when speaking. But, when these dysfluencies are carried over past the developmental years and worsen as years go by, they may indicate the presence of stuttering, a speech disorder. Concerned parents look for different kinds of stuttering cure.



Cure For Stuttering - Stop Stuttering With Fluency Shaping

Fri, 11 May 2012 11:17:06 -0500

Stuttering, a speech disorder, is the disruption of the smooth flow of speech. Repetitions, prolongations and blocks are the primary characteristics of this disorder. Stuttering is caused by a number of reasons. Genetics, physical and neurophysiological development and environmental factors contribute to the disorder. The presence of all these factors determines the severity of stuttering. Children who are diagnosed with stuttering and adults who have carried their stuttering from childhood all have different cure for stuttering needs that will be met during therapy sessions.



Stop Stuttering With The Indirect And Direct Methods

Thu, 10 May 2012 16:09:52 -0500

Children, especially those in their pre-school years, experience disruptions when speaking. These disruptions can be in the form of repetitions of certain words and syllables, prolongations of sounds and syllables and blocks which are characterized by being out of breath when producing sounds. These three behaviors, the core behaviors of stuttering, may raise a red flag for stuttering when they are exhibited past the language development years of children. Stuttering, a type of speech dysfluency, is a learned behavior, therefore, it can also be unlearned. Different methods and techniques are available for those who would want to know how to stop stuttering.



Cure Stuttering Effectively With DAF And GILCU

Thu, 10 May 2012 15:05:37 -0500

Stuttering as a speech disorder poses a lot of beliefs and theories concerning its origin and characteristics. One of them is the belief that stuttering is a result of the mismatch between a person's speech capacities and the demands the person receives from the environment. A person may constantly receive pressure around very fluent people. This may lead to the breakdown of his/her speech systems because the pressure he receives is just too much of what his speech system can accommodate. This makes concerned individuals look for ways on how to match these two factors and ways on how to cure stuttering.



Ways To Stop Stuttering - PROLAM-GM As One Of The Tried And Tested Methods To Stop Stuttering

Thu, 10 May 2012 15:05:14 -0500

"W-w-w-what are you doing?", "Today is sssssssunday.", "That is a... (block) kite." These are just some examples of utterances of people with stuttering. Also called stammering, stuttering as a speech and communication disorder is characterized by repetitions, prolongations and blocks that interfere with the forward flow of speech and effective communication. Stuttering can also be characterized by the inclusion of interjections such as "um", "uh" and "like" in between utterances. When these are often present when speaking, they may indicate the presence of the disorder of stuttering. Speech pathologists are the professionals that help stutterers. These professionals teach the stutterers during their therapies different ways to stop stuttering and methods to prevent them from recurring.



Project Your Voice Effortlessly

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:18:06 -0500

Voice projection should never be hard work. The effort you need to speak is as much as you need to make a sigh. Read the article to find out how you can project your voice effortlessly.



How To Get Rid Of A Lisp - Speak Clearly And Appear Smarter

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:59:22 -0500

A lisp is a speech problem that is often experienced by some people during certain situations. It may cause a negative psychological impact to a person therefore it is very important to get rid of it through speech exercises or therapies from experts.



A Voice That Shakes Is Not Just Heard Among the Elderly - Young People Can Have It Too!

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:08:08 -0500

Ever find that when you open your mouth to speak, the result is a voice that quivers or shakes? Often, we attribute the quivering voice to the elderly; however, a shaky voice can also be found in young people as well. It may be caused by nervousness or just be symptomatic of your speaking voice. The good news is that you can eliminate the quiver quickly and effectively.



How To Improve Your Child's Spatial Skills - By Using Words

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:53:02 -0500

Do you want your child to be great at putting things together? How good do you want your child to be at following instructions - and giving others directions? Recent research has shown that that way you talk with your child has a marked impact on how good they are at spatial tasks.



Give Full Care to Your Voice

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:42:55 -0500

People often feel strained after talking for some time. Here's a list of voice care tips. More importantly, you must learn how to project your voice better so that you can talk as long as you want without straining your voice any more.



My Child Doesn't Listen! What Is Auditory Memory?

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:50:43 -0600

Parents and teachers get frustrated, understandably, when children don't do as they are told, or don't remember what they are supposed to do. The perception often is that a child "doesn't listen". What they are often talking about is that a child is not taking in and remembering what they are hearing. Children with normal hearing can have major issues with auditory processing. This article looks at auditory memory and what can be done to help children with poor auditory memories.



Swallowing Disorder - What Is Dysphagia?

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:49:02 -0600

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Swallowing is just something that happens for most people without having to think about it, but dysphagia can affect all people of all ages, from newborn babies to elderly people. This article looks at what causes dysphagia, what the consequences are and what can be done about it.



Why Do Bright Children Get Into Trouble?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:08:43 -0600

Why do bright children make poor decisions and get into trouble? In my Speech Pathology practise I frequently meet children who are brought along because they are not achieving their potential at school. They have often had Psychology assessments that have shown that they are bright kids. But in real life they are just not functioning well. The problem lies in their poor skills in inferential reasoning, including being able to explain inferences, understand negative questions, sequence, see causes, suggest solutions and predict.



Dyspraxia / Apraxia - So Many Terms - What Do They Mean?

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:33:26 -0600

Parents who bring their child to me for Speech Pathology often tell me that they have looked dyspraxia up on the internet, but there are so many different terms that seem to be used it becomes very confusing. Here are some of the most common terms with their meanings.



Literacy - What Does Your Child Need to Know?

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:02:00 -0600

Literacy - acquiring reading, writing, and spelling - is one of the most complex things we do. This article gives an overview of all the different processes that need to happen, all at the same time, for these skills to be functional. If your child is having difficulty to read, this will help you appreciate why.



Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:59:41 -0600

As a Speech Pathologist, I often see children who are not learning to talk as well as they should. Sometimes it quickly becomes apparent that these children can be diagnosed to be somewhere on the "autism spectrum". A specific definition could be Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This early diagnosis can be very difficult for parents.



How to Stop Mumbling

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:44:48 -0600

Everyone mumbles at some time or another. But the problems begin when mumbling your words is your default mode - the thing you instinctively do every time you open your mouth to speak. Then other people will either stop talking to you altogether or they will pay lip service to you but won't actually listen to you (partly because it's not an easy task). Here are some tips on how to stop mumbling your words.



Top Tips For Helping Children To Speak Clearly

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:41:08 -0600

As a Speech Pathologist I often see children who are sent by kindy or preschool teachers, because their speech is difficult to understand. This may be called poor articulation or expressive language difficulties or disorder. There are a number of possible causes.



Getting On With Others - Developing Social Skills in Children

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:39:04 -0600

We all want our children to be able to make their way comfortably in the world. To do this they need to be able to relate to others and to behave acceptably in social situations. So what does a Speech Pathologist mean by "Social Skills"? Basically, it means using accepted communication protocols to relate to others socially.



How to Improve Your Child's Thinking Skills

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:38:04 -0600

In adult language we use metacognitive words and phrases all the time, like "What do you think...?" or "Imagine...", "I suppose...", "What if...?" The more awareness we have about any subject, the more likely we are to understand it better. This applies to thinking and words.



Top Tips for Helping Children Understand

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:36:19 -0600

Children can have difficulty with understanding what they hear for a number of different reasons. Often, children just haven't reached that stage of their language development and adults' sentences can be too long or complex in sentence structure. Some children have difficulty processing sound (auditory processing), or remembering what they hear (auditory memory), even if their hearing is tested and shown to be alright.



Nursery Rhymes Are Still Important After All This Time!

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:34:49 -0600

How many Nursery Rhymes does your child know? Do teach your child Nursery Rhymes...they offer great opportunities for stimulating your child's language development. They may seem old fashioned, but they have been around for a long time because they work! They're colourful, often silly, and they use patterns of sound and rhythm that are predictable and pleasing to the ear. Many of them can be accompanied by fun actions. This all makes them easier to remember than just sentences.



Why Teach Your Child Nursery Rhymes?

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:34:35 -0600

You want your child to be a good talker, right? Before a child can be an excellent talker, they need to be able to remember sounds, words, phrases and sentences. Nursery Rhymes are a fabulous and fun way to help your child develop these skills. Sing or say some of these rhymes to your baby every day. From the time he is quite small, he will show that he recognises and enjoys the familiar patterns of sound and rhythm. Add simple actions that he will learn to anticipate.



What Is Executive Functioning?

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:32:45 -0600

Executive functioning is a series of thinking processes that control the rest of what the brain does. I often describe it to parents as being like the CEO of an organisation. The CEO runs the organisation. He or she doesn't do all the work, but works out where the resources are needed, changes the focus quickly when required, and has an overall plan. The CEO deals with the unexpected and has the organisation doing multiple operations at the same time.



Metalinguistics - Thinking About Talking

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:35:19 -0600

If we want our kids to be good at talking, reading and interacting socially with others then these are some of the skills they need. It is a useful breakdown because, if things aren't working well, we need to be able to work out where the problem is and work on getting it right.



Auditory Processing - Why Doesn't My Child Listen?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:33:32 -0600

"I've had her ears checked and her hearing is fine, but she just doesn't listen!" As a Speech Pathologist I often hear this from parents. These children may have passed full audiology hearing assessments and have hearing within normal limits, but present as children who don't seem to hear properly in some ways.



Auditory Processing - Can Your Child Follow Instructions?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:03:19 -0600

Why don't children follow instructions? As a Speech Pathologist, I have found that the two most common reasons for children not following a series of instructions are: Poor comprehension (understanding), or Poor auditory processing, particularly auditory memory (remembering what has been heard) Some children have difficulty in understanding some of the basic word concepts such as words for locations (eg right or left, furthest, between). At times, children can demonstrate to me that they do understand most of these words but 'lose' them when they are placed in more complex sentences.



Requirements to Becoming a Qualified Speech Pathologist

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:50:50 -0600

With so many industries actually downsizing, it can be rather nerve wrecking not knowing whether your position is needed. Despite this, there are some areas that have strong potential growth such as the area of speech and language pathology.



Make a Difference by Pursuing a Career in Speech Pathology

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:40:23 -0600

If you are looking for a meaningful career where you will be making a difference in other people's lives, then you may want to take a look into the speech and language pathology field. Speech pathology is concerned with helping individuals with speech related disorders.



Voice and Body

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 07:23:14 -0600

Most people have little idea about how their body is affecting their voice. A well projected voice requires a relaxed and aligned body. If your body is not open and tensed up, there's no way for you to project a rich and full voice. Read the article to learn how to align your body to have a better voice.



How To Keep Your Voice Healthy

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:27:49 -0600

Most people feel that speaking is as natural as breathing and they both happen automatically. It's true that they are inter-dependent and most of the time they work without you having to think about it.



My Toddler's Speech - Language Pathologist or Speech Therapist?

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:09:29 -0500

My toddler was diagnosed with a speech delay. Should I be looking for a Speech Language Pathologist of Speech Therapist? Which is better?



How To Cure Stuttering Fast

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:06:29 -0500

It is possible to overcome stuttering. Some people even overcome stuttering in a few months time. It is important that you learn a few simple techniques and stick with them and you will find yourself overcoming stuttering in no time.



How To Stop Stuttering Without Spending Thousands of Dollars

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:09:03 -0500

Have you ever wondered how you can stop your stuttering without spending thousands of dollars? Let me guess... You most probably have tried some kind of stuttering treatment one way or another at some point in your life... or may be you always wanted to but you just couldn't afford it.



A Look At The Various Types Of Online Speech Therapy

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:15:03 -0500

It is so very important for anybody with any kind of speaking disability to consider how much online speech therapy is open for them to take advantage of. Everybody has a different way of learning and excelling so some people might benefit more from one method than they would from another.



Lisp Speech Therapy - Tongue Placement Exercises to Help Reduce a Lisp

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:42:10 -0500

You may have developed a lisp because of misalignment of your tongue or teeth. What ever the cause may be, you have developed and continued a habit that has a negative impact on your speaking skills. So how do you correct this negative habit?



Stuttering In Children

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:53:22 -0500

Stuttering affects about 1% of the population. Children struggle with stuttering as they begin to develop their speech skills. It is estimated that about 5% of children struggle with stuttering when they are growing up.



Stuttering In Adults

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:59:28 -0500

Stuttering in adulthood is not easy. In recent years many advances have been made a long the stuttering front and more and more former stutters are coming up with techniques that they have used to overcome it.



How To Cure A Stammer - The Hudson Process

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 11:33:33 -0500

After almost two decades of working with people of all ages with many different presenting problems of which I would like to discuss stammering with you. If I was to suggest that I have a cure for stammering you would probably think me crazy and stop reading, or, perhaps you are so desperate to be free from your presenting problem that you will read on and cross your fingers. Let me state quite clearly that I am not a Speech and Language Therapist and I am not aligned with any...



Perfectly Speaking, The Dynamics of Speech Therapy

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:49:40 -0500

Many people think of speech therapists as a profession that only specializes in teaching the accurate production of speech sounds in words, phrases, sentences, and conversations. While articulation therapy is one aspect of speech therapy, that is not the sole duties and responsibilities of a speech therapist in a nutshell.



Can You Stop Stuttering? 4 Questions Which Will Give You The Answer!

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:29:42 -0500

I can assure you that failing to address these 4 questions is the last thing you want to do when it comes to your stuttering challenge and your happiness in life. Achievement of your speech related goals(overcoming stuttering and stammering) and the quality of your life are both closely related with the way you address and answer these 4 questions.



Habits and Stammering

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:11:16 -0500

This article looks at negative reactions associated with stammering as habits. It then discusses what can be done to change unhelpful habits.



Never Lose Your Voice Again

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:03:38 -0500

Are you suffering from voice loss after talking for hours? You don't need to suffer if you know how to project your voice correctly. Read the article to learn more.



How To Overcome Stuttering - Avoid These 5 Traps!

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:32:34 -0500

I had been a victim of these for YEARS. Don't do the mistakes I did. Don't fall into these traps!



Speech Pathologist: Correcting Your Child's Communication Disability

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:15:24 -0500

It can be extremely frustrating and depressing for both the parent and the child, when the child does not show normal signs of speech and language development. The role of a good speech pathologist is crucial in getting your child to speak and communicate normally. This article explains when and why you should seek out the help of a speech therapist.



How to Stop Stuttering - The Secrets You Already Know Pt 2

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 08:31:26 -0500

I hope you read my previous article, How to Stop Stuttering - The Secrets You Already Know Pt. 1. In this article I'm going to share with you, yes, that's right, Secret #2 and that is, "Learning to speak smoothly and fluently can be accelerated by passion."



Speech Therapy: Talking to Your Child at an Early Age

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:30:42 -0500

If you feel that your child is not communicating very well or is not able to use language expressively, you might want to try some of the tips in this article to get your child to speak. If you as a parent encourage conversations with your child, you will be surprised to find what he or she has to say!



Speech Therapy for Toddlers: Some Useful Facts

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:34:55 -0500

Speaking to your child and more importantly, holding a conversation, is a very important facet of the child's speech development. Getting your child to speak may not be that difficult if he or she does not have any other medical complication. This article has some valuable tips on training your toddler to speak.



It Is All About Attitudes

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:56:50 -0500

This article looks at ways of coping with stammering. In particular, it explains how shifts in your attitude can be used as an effective way to navigate the world.



How Do I Stop Stuttering - 3 Things You Must Avoid To Stop Stuttering

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:42:09 -0500

"How do I stop stuttering?" is a question all of us stutterers are looking to find an answer of. How to stop stuttering? What to do to stop your stuttering is important, but what NOT to do and avoid is as important. In this article, I am going to share 3 things you must avoid to stop stuttering.



Stories to Help You Deal With Stammering

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:56:43 -0500

The article explains the power of using stories when dealing with stammering. It looks at how you can change the way of you feel, and motivate yourself by imagining what you want and then writing it down.



Should I Tell My Children They Have Dyslexia Or Not?

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:24:26 -0500

When you find out that your child is dyslexic often the first question that comes to mind is whether or not you should tell your child that they have dyslexia. There is truly no right or wrong way to answer this question, it is up to you.



Stuttering Treatment - Give Your Negative Thoughts the Flick

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:56:32 -0500

I have just completed my intensive fluency course. I feel wonderful and fluent, fully in control of my stutter. It's the first time I have ever had any level of control over this thing that has been dragging me down my whole life.



Stuttering Treatment - Treat the Mind and the Stutter

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:27:23 -0500

You can have the best technique in the world to help manage your stutter, but unless you believe it can work for you, it can all be to no avail. When you are considering treatment for your stutter, plan for positive changes not only in the way you speak, but also in the way you think.



How Can You Stop Stuttering? 3 Things You Must Do To Stop Stuttering

Tue, 31 May 2011 11:02:30 -0500

I asked this question to myself hundreds of times every single day. How can I stop stuttering?