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February 2014 - Posts

Speech and Hearing Perspectives

The Importance of Using AAC with Very Young Children
February 27, 2014 8:50 AM by Speech Merion
"Well, I usually know what he wants..." "I think it would be too hard for her..." "I want to wait and see what happens after trying regular speech therapy..." AAC therapists hear these phrases a lot from parents and speech therapists. Working with very Read More...
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Physical Disabilities and AAC Assessment
February 20, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
Communication devices are great tools for those that are unable to communicate verbally. They allow for a person to communicate wants and needs in a timely manner, to be full participants in their community and tell about events that are significant. Read More...
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Those Busy Bees
February 13, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
When I was a graduate student, I couldn't wait to find a home in the schools. I had an idealized picture of a nurturing environment, growing young minds, and an SLP as a butterfly, flitting among many classrooms and students. Reality doesn't always match Read More...
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Speech or Languageā€¦
February 6, 2014 2:18 PM by Speech Merion
Working with a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to be a challenge each day. You hear "autism" and you automatically don't know what to expect. It is simple to think that we as speech-language pathologists will have to target the Read More...
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