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Speech and Hearing Perspectives

No App for That
November 6, 2015 7:30 AM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras Back in 1986, Ferris Bueller told us “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” However true that fictional character’s now nearly 30-year-old statement was at the time, it seems absolutely Read More...
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...
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...
Sensory and Motor Activities for Children with Childhood Apraxia
June 19, 2014 9:32 AM by Speech Merion
Childhood apraxia of speech is a motor planning disorder, not an articulation disorder. Children with apraxia demonstrate difficulty producing speech sounds because the brain is not sending the right signal to the muscles. You will see a child grope to Read More...
Co-Creating Curriculum
June 12, 2014 10:54 AM by Rebecca Hepp
When I was six or seven years old, McDonald's had an advertising campaign around the "Dick Tracy" comics where you could complete a game board using stickers of the various characters from the series. I became so obsessed with the game that Dick Tracy Read More...


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