Speech

Provider Spotlight: Hollie Fleming

Hollie Fleming, CCC-SLP, grew up in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated with her speech-language pathology degree from Missouri State University and has been a practicing SLP for 12 years. She’s also a certified yoga instructor. Hollie travels with her husband who is in the military. They have a twelve-year-old daughter. Their family currently lives in South

Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better than what? And, better how? Many of us are blessed with “normal” speech, language, and/or hearing abilities. We chat with or text loved ones on our cells. We hear the baby wheezing

New Study Provides Insight into Human Capacity for Language

A new study has shown that a small mutation in the gene FOXP2 is responsible for the human capacity for language. The study, published in the November 12th edition of Nature, is the result of a collaboration between researchers at UCLA and Emory University‘s Yerkes Primate Research Laboratory. According to researchers, FOXP2 regulates the expression

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

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

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,

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

Speech Pathology Expert Barbara Dahm Talks about Online Stuttering Therapy

In a ten-minute interview with the Israel News Agency, Barbara Dahm, the director of the Communication Online Stuttering Therapy Institute, talked about her unique approach to helping more than 2000 clients overcome their stuttering problems. She developed a method called Dynamic Stuttering Therapy that teaches clients how to give up conscious control over speech production