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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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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...
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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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SLP Overcomes Stroke to Help Others with Dysphagia
May 13, 2015 3:47 PM by Speech Merion
Personal experience has helped make Heather Storie, SLP, a speech-language pathologist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, passionate about helping patients with something most people take for granted – the ability to eat. Storie began Read More...
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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...
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"Chicken Soup" by SLPs: Are You In?
July 17, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
My parents fondly remember that from the time I could smash the space bar on their computer keyboard to smithereens, I wanted to be a writer. Now with the assistance of 37 local and nationwide SLPs and counting, my dream to publish feels more tangible Read More...
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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...
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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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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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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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