Speech-Language Pathology

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What is Speech Language Pathology?

“Speech-Language Pathologists provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals, families, support groups, and providing information for the general public. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision counseling and other follow up services for these disorders.

  1. cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions).
  2. speech (phonation, articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice including aeromechanical components of respiration);
  3. language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication) including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities; language processing; preliteracy and language-based literacy skills, phonological awareness.
  4. swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions such as infant feeding and aeromechanical events (evaluation of esophageal function is for the purpose of referral to medical professionals);
  5. voice (hoarseness (dysphonia), poor vocal volume (hypophonia), abnormal (e.g. rough, breathy, strained) vocal quality). Research demonstrates voice therapy to be especially helpful with certain patient populations; individuals with Parkinson’s Disease often develop voice issues as a result of their disease.
  6. sensory awareness related to communication, swallowing, or other upper aerodigestive functions.” (quote excerpt from Wikipedia)

Information:

Stuttering in Children: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering/

Article: How can you tell if childhood stuttering is the ‘real deal’/Craig Coleman: http://blog.asha.org/2013/09/26/how-can-you-tell-if-childhood-stuttering-is-the-real-deal/

Pendred syndrome–a Query

Blog posts:

A Pun Discovery

I Can, But I Can!

For The Record

“Just a Little Bit of Crumbs”

Mystery Mom

Her Whole Life in a Plastic Bag

What We See, Why We Don’t

Exquisitely You

I Tried and I Tried

Symptomatology

Tenacity

Trademarked Children

New Beginning: Habit and Opportunity

A Bandaid for My Heart

I Pleased Her

A cookie tiff

Another peek

Let’s peek

Minimal

They Did It!

Biggest in His Eyes

My Eyes Forgot!

It’s Pretty to ME!

Overworked, Underplayed

Can Someday Be Today?

All Packed

Stressful Situations Simulation: A resource

On The Matter of Monsters

You Going to Have to Wait

Tom’s Secret

Books and stories: a recipe for laughter and growth

Heartbeat of love

Butterflies

Truth be told: From the mouths of babes

Proof of trying

Interconnected

English: Tough Enough?

Stuck On

“He suddenly can’t talk!”

On the matter of chores …

Will she calm down when she grows up?

Finding the ability in disability

Your child hates books, now what?

When I grow up

Shine

Be a light

“All kinds of upset”

Teaching children calm

The wonder of wondering

Clapping, Singing, and Peek-a-boo

How early? For how long?

Make memories together

Pendred syndrome–a Query

The Connection that Never Was–Autism and Vaccines

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4 thoughts on “Speech-Language Pathology

  1. Wow, I accidentally found this blog while looking at another and I’m so glad I did! We have been trying to find out why my Dad lost the ability to talk for three years plus, even his neurologist who diagnosed him as having Parkinson’s Syndrome didn’t say that was why! Then a speech therapist told him she couldn’t help him and you’re saying maybe it’s possible? That would be awesome, I’m losing the ability to communicate with him as time goes by. Plus, his tremor is so bad, it even makes texting hard for him. I will look at your resources and share this with my brother. Thanks for doing what you do!

    • Hi, am not sure what specifically in my blog or this page gave you hope but I am glad if you think some of the resources here may be of assistance. I am sorry for the challenges your father and your family have been facing. I am not sure why the speech pathologist said she could not help, there are people who specialize in alternative and augmented communication and I wonder if the neurologist may refer you locally to someone, as there may be augmented communication devices that may help your father that do not require texting. It is often quite personalized depending on an individual’s abilities. Take good care and my best wishes for you finding what you need. Na’ama

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