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Speech and Hearing Perspectives

A Better Understanding?
January 21, 2016 10:38 AM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras The degree to which something is understood goes a long way toward how well it is handled. The presence of a cough, for instance, is generally treated as a bad health symptom, but if you had been diagnosed with pneumonia, you’d understand Read More...
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Speech Issues & the 2016 Campaign: Autism
January 14, 2016 12:31 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras Regardless of your profession, there’s always something exciting about hearing a politician reference what you do in a speech — to a point. When they’re on the campaign trail, it’s usually nothing but positives: tax breaks, more jobs, Read More...
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Finals Focus
December 3, 2015 12:13 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras Conceptually speaking, there’s nothing like college. It’s a place where you think, write and talk about ideas you’ll probably never revisit after graduation — unless you return as a professor. It’s a place where you get up at 11, go to Read More...
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A Documentary with Dignity
October 16, 2015 9:33 AM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras The late actress Shelley Winters probably summed it up best when she spoke of “the best sound a player (or actor) can hear,” describing it as “… the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.” While Read More...
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Your Child and AAC: One Mother’s Tips for Success
June 30, 2015 10:22 AM by Speech Merion
Elizabeth Kenkel is a 21-year-old young woman with Moebius Syndrome and cerebral palsy who no longer has to rely on anyone to share her ideas, thoughts and feelings thanks to her speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Read More...
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Autism & Halloween: Tips for Parents
October 29, 2014 7:58 AM by Speech Merion
By Lucas Steuber, MS, SLP/CF, MA-T Halloween is coming up, and for most people it's all about being spooky and scary! Of course, some of us don't like to be spooked and scared. I know there are definitely some movies, for example, that I will never ever Read More...
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Speech or Language…
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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