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Speech and Hearing Perspectives

Building Sounds One Block at a Time
August 25, 2015 8:59 AM by Speech Merion
Susan Gottlieb, TSHH, speech therapist, invented the following speech game for helping children correct speech production. Children find it very interesting, as they need to produce the proper sound in a word before they can add a block to a tower. What’s Read More...
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Sammy the Lisping Parrot
August 6, 2015 10:59 AM by Speech Merion
By Susan Gottlieb, TSHH Tommy was an only child. He always wanted a pet to keep him company. On his fifth birthday, his wish came true. His mom took him to the pet store to buy a parrot. Tommy was so excited to take his new parrot home and teach him how Read More...
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One Size Does Not Fit All
March 11, 2015 11:15 AM by Speech Merion
**UPDATE: May 14, 2015: The Australian Government has turned down SPA's proposal. Thank you to all of the SLPs and parent who have spoken up to educate SPA on the ramifications of their request for program-specific funding. We hope that SPA can work with Read More...
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Gestational Diabetes and Newborn Hearing Risks
December 1, 2014 9:22 AM by Speech Merion
By Christine Cubelo, COHC When my father went to his doctor for a check-up and his A1C test results came back abnormal, it elicited a sense of urgency for him to warn me of being potentially pre-diabetic. Given this newly learned term, I decided to do Read More...
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Elimination of Phonological Processes in Early Intervention
May 1, 2014 8:30 AM by Speech Merion
After offering free screenings to local daycares and nursery schools, my caseload filled with 3-5 year olds in need of early intervention. Using the Clinical Assessment of Articulation and Phonology (CAAP-2), I am finding that many of these youngsters Read More...
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Handling Stressful IEP Meetings
March 6, 2014 2:11 PM by Speech Merion
We all have them: those stressful IEP meetings when you and the parent have some differences when it comes to objectives or service times. It doesn't matter if you've been in the field for 1 year or 30 years, we all experience those meetings. The following Read More...
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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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