Conditions and Diseases

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

ASHA Convention 2009

We’re excited to head down to New Orleans this week for the 2009 American Speech-Language Hearing Association‘s  Annual Convention. Telepractice is featured as one of the top issues at this year’s conference and we are looking forward to exchanging our ideas and research with some of the top speech-language patholgists in the country. These past

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

Speech Pathologist Uses Technology to Make Therapy Fun

Check out this article and video on how speech and language pathologist Arnell Brady utilizes different forms of modern technology to make his therapy more effective and engaging. Brady initiates each session by performing and evaluation and assessment to determine each patient’s strength and weaknesses. Once having a proper understanding of his patient’s condition, he

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

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

Blogger Discusses the Psychological Side of Stuttering

In a recent blog post, a blogger called “Stuttering Jack” offers his opinion on how stuttering increases people’s anxieties and destructs their confidence. He suggests several methods for treating the negative psychological effects of stuttering,such as cognitive behavior therapy and neuro linguistic programming. Overall, the blog offers valuable resources on stuttering, including information on stuttering

Teletherapy is Successful in Treating Patients with Cognitive Disorders

Here is a video of patients discussing their positive experiences with cognitive teletherapy. The patients use a system called the CSI Teletherapy System, a computer program with mentally challenging exercises to stimulate new neurological connections in users. Patients who have used this teletherapy system have recovered from post-stroke-related cognitive issues and other neurological disorders without

A Poem About Stuttering

We encountered the following poem about stuttering on the The Stuttering Student blog and wanted to share. We hope that you are as touched as we were by its poignant message. Speech impediment, walking around as this world wide idiot. Sharing, talking and flowing, oh how I can only wish. These teeth, tongue and lips,