Communication Disorders

Speech Pathology Can Improve Ariculation Impairment

Children affected by articulation impairments often have a great amount of difficulty during their social and educational development. Individuals who have trouble pronouncing words, speak with a lisp, or have difficulty in communicating are suffering from an articulation impairment. These impairments can be caused by a variety of reasons and is noticeable in the forms

New Approaches to Aphasia Therapy

  Challenging Aphasia Therapies, edited by Judith Felson Duchan and Sally Byng,  introduces a variety of new approaches to aphasia therapy by breaking away from traditional models. Originally published in May of 2004, the book was ahead of its time in that it challenged and reassessed many assumptions that had previously been taken for granted

Blogger Offers Insights on the Evolution of Stuttering in Individuals

We have become fans of an interesting blog called Stuttering.Me that offers a stutterer‘s perspective on speech-language pathology and the intricacies of stuttering. The blogger Greg Snyder, an assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, comes up with his own theories about why stuttering intensifies or changes in some individuals. Greg’s latest posts include a

Presence TeleCare Interviews Congressman Frank Wolf

Last week we had the pleasure of interviewing Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, who has overcome severe stuttering problems to become one of the most respected members of the House of Representatives. We have posted our entire interview below and have also included a video of Frank discussing his experience stuttering. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Presence TeleCare: Frank

Constraint Induced Aphasia Therapy

The Aphasia NYC Blogger is a great source for all things Aphasia and is authored by Dr. Dorothy Ross, the founder of Aphasia NYC.  One of the site’s latest posts highlights a video of Constraint Induced Aphasia Therapy for stroke patients. The study is a joint collaboration between the Drake Center Rehab Hospital and the

Stuttering Stories

We were touched by the stories we read on LaTrobe University’s iStutter website. One story in particular caught our attention. Laurence, a thirteen-year old stutterer, wrote about how he was often embarrassed and frustrated when giving in-class presentations or even talking to his friends. His parents sent him to intensive speech therapy, where he gained

Stay on Top of the Latest Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

The Callier Library is a great resource that is constantly updated with the latest research on anything related to speech, language, and hearing disorders. The abstracts tend to be very technical, but the search feature allows you to easily identify articles on specific topics. For instance, a search for the word “videoconferencing” turned up with

Closet Stutterer Finally Comes Out

We recently came across a blog about Sophie, a woman who has tried to conceal her stutter for years. We were moved by the honesty and expressiveness of her voice. For instance, this is an excerpt from her blog entry for June 25, 2007: “The thought of opening my mouth to speak without first analyzing

Kids Blog About Stuttering

We recently discovered the Kids Speak Stuttering Blog, a blog designed to encourage children with stutters to express themselves. Here are some of the blog entries that we found compelling: Entry 1: Hello my name is D .H and i stutter sometimes i feel like i am alone but i know i got people who

What You Don’t Know About Stuttering: An Interview with The Stuttering Foundation

For many of us, there are few things more difficult in life than wrestling with a personal issue alone.  Sometimes, there isn’t anyone to help when we need it, and other times, we just can’t find the help that we need, no matter how hard we try. Thanks to the Stuttering Foundation, those with stutters