Health

(Belated) Happy Mother’s Day!

Moms, you are loved and appreciated! Thank you for multi-tasking your way through each and every day, keeping any number of plates spinning for your families, all the while making sure everyone has clean underwear on in case they’re in an accident and have to go to the hospital! While there are days — or

Physicians in India Utilize Telemedicine to Diagnose and Treat Rural Population

According to a recent World Bank study India is the world’s second most populace country with over 1.1 billion people currently residing in the nation. In 1983, India initiated its first National Health Policy with an ambitious goal to provide Health for All by the year 2000 through comprehensive primary health care services. However, given

Important Information on Three Speech Deficiencies

It is estimated by the National Institutes of Health that 8-10% of Americans are affected by a Communication Disorder. Articulation Disorders, Voice Disorders, and Fluency Disorders are the three speech deficiencies found in people worldwide and each of them requires a different mode of treatment. Speech therapy involves much more than simply teaching a child

Great Book- Understanding Developmental Language Disorders

Understanding Developmental Language Disorders by Courtenay Frazier Norbury, J. Bruce Tomlin and Dorothy V.M. Bishop is a book worth adding to your Christmas list if you don’t already own a copy. Children are diagnosed with Diagnoistic Language Disorders (DLD) when they fail to develop his or her native language without any apparent reason. This disorder

Breakthrough Study Demonstrates Telerehabilitation Methods are Effective in the Assessment of Apraxia

A recent study conducted by Anne Jane Hill of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia  documents the advantages using telerehabilitation to assess apraxia of speech in adults. A number of prior studies have been conducted proving that the remote use of information technology and telecommunication systems are effective in assessing speech and language skills

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

Newborn Cries Reflect Parents’ Language

According to a new study conducted at the University of Wurzburg in Wurzburg, Germany, the cries of infants as young as three days old reflect the language of their parents. The study analyzed and recorded the newborn cries of 60 infants between 3 and 5 days old, half of whom had been born into French-speaking

Pilot Program Helps Rural Schools Deliver Speech-Language Therapy

The University of North Carolina Greensboro have been running a federally funded TeleSpeech Therapy pilot program for the past two years. Due to the extreme shortage of speech-language pathologists especially in the state’s rural areas, videoconferencing over the internet allows school districts with limited personnel to access trained SLPs to treat their students. The therapy

How did you become a Speech-Language Pathologist?

We recently came across a great blog post written by Holly Kaiser, co-founder of Progressus Therapy. In her post, Holley describes how her own struggles with speech led her to pursue a career as an SLP rather than training to become a veterinarian. Holley’s story especially touched our staff to the point where we felt

New York Times Highlights the Importance of Engaging in Meaningful Communication with Your Infant and Toddler

In a recent article in the Personal Health section of the New York Times, Jane E. Brody discusses the importance of “engaging your child with talk” from birth. According to Brody, the hyperconnectivity offered by Blackberrys, cellphones, and ipods has distracted parents from engaging in meaningful communication with their infants and young children. Despite being