Language and Speech

Provider Spotlight: Nova Quinn

Nova Quinn, CCC-SLP, began hearing about teletherapy while attending graduate school in San Francisco. She moved to Providence, Rhode Island after graduation in 2012 and started working in a public school five days a week. She was really interested in trying out teletherapy.  Because she finished her public school days early at 2 pm Eastern

(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

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

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

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

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