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Speech and Hearing Perspectives

The Versatility of Speech-Language Pathology
October 29, 2015 4:10 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras If there’s one objective of a site such as this one — aside from serving its particular healthcare constituencies in the realms of speech and hearing — it’s to provide clear, succinct information about what professionals in these fields Read More...
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...
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...
Tribute to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
July 30, 2015 9:30 AM by Speech Merion
Having managed nearly 200,000 patient visits, and conducted in excess of 12,000 education and wellness classes, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix is celebrating its extraordinary accomplishments with a unique testimonial video featuring patients Read More...
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...
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...
No Stuttering, Please
January 27, 2015 1:02 PM by Speech Merion
Recent reports out of Cleveland have the stuttering community reeling, and not in a good way. The local CBS-affiliate TV station in Cleveland reported that a Cleveland Police cadet was stopped from graduating because of his stuttering, despite having Read More...
Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss
October 9, 2014 10:36 AM by Speech Merion
By Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Many SLPs, TODs and AuDs are finding themselves seeing increasing numbers of children with hearing loss who come from families that speak more than one language with a range of proficiency in the differing Read More...
Tips for Using Spaced Retrieval Therapy
August 14, 2014 9:19 AM by Speech Merion
Spaced retrieval therapy (SRT) is one of my favorite ways to improve memory of functional information, but it is unexpectedly difficult. This post is inspired by the questions and comments I have received in hopes of making using SRT easier for you. Tasks Read More...
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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