Connected Speech Pathology

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Don't Wait! Identify the Early Warning Signs of Communication Challenges in Children

A new, nationwide effort to educate the public about communication disorders was recently launched by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)—a professional association of which I am a member. Called Identify the Signs, this campaign specifically aims to help people recognize the early warning signs of communication disorders. Read on to learn more about how to identify the signs of speech and language disorders in children.

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Turkey Talk: How to Get a Ham-dle on Your Voice During the Holidays

During winter time we have to take extra special care of our voices to prevent laryngitis and other voice problems from occurring. It’s the time of year when we go to holiday parties and talk loudly over background music. We may also indulge in beverages containing caffeine/alcohol and eat large meals. These are all irritants that can make us prone to developing hoarseness and other vocal pathologies. Read on to learn how you can prevent voice problems from occurring.

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Florida's Gardiner Scholarship: A means for Obtaining Speech Therapy for Your Child

Great news for Florida residents! Children with special needs who are homeschooled or attending a private school can apply for The Florida Gardiner Scholarship. This program helps parents customize educational plans and obtain FREE speech therapy and evaluations for their children. I am proud to have been selected as a Gardiner Scholarship provider!

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Improving Quality of Life with LSVT for Parkinson's Disease

Approximately 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease. Of those, up to 90% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease experience voice and speech problems at some point during the course of their disease affecting their quality of life. There is a way to help improve communication skills and quality of life with individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Read on to learn how.

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Get your kids talking! 15 helpful conversation starters

With a busy family schedule its hard to find time for meaningful discussions with children. Finding ways to connect with your child is not only good for boosting their confidence but also provides them an opportunity to share what’s on their mind. The back and forth communication exchange between child and adult is an excellent way to stimulate language in young children. Here are 15 helpful conversation starters to take advantage of after school pickup or dinner time.

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What Is Telepractice and Does It Work?

The internet brings us everything we want or need. A box of granola bars? Click. A new tv? Click. How about a birthday present for the party this weekend? Click. If you are in the group of the vast majority of Americans who enjoy the convenience that online shopping brings, then it’s time for you to consider telepractice as an option for you or your loved one to receive your speech, language, voice or swallowing services.

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Telepractice for Speech/Language Treatment

You may hear other terms used such as telemedicine, online therapy, teletherapy, telespeech, etc., but they are all referring to the same concept.  With telepractice a person in need of speech, language, voice or swallowing therapy/evaluations will receive all of the benefits of high-quality in-person therapy with without having to travel to a clinic or hospital to receive the services.

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