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Speech and Hearing Perspectives

Do Not DIY
January 28, 2016 11:25 AM by Speech Merion
By ADVANCE for Speech & Hearing Once upon a time, the term “Renaissance man” (or the more technical “polymath”) was popularly employed to characterize those who were gifted and constantly seeking to enhance their abilities in areas ranging from physical, Read More...
Have You Heard?
December 30, 2015 12:50 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras With tens of thousands of them leaving the workforce daily, it’s probably safe to suggest that the time of Baby Boomers is at an end. The implications that exodus has for programs such as Social Security aside, one interesting dynamic 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...
Working Your Way Through Retirement
June 4, 2015 7:56 AM by Speech Merion
Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA 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...
Making Money on the Side For a School SLP
July 10, 2014 10:07 AM by Speech Merion
When you were going into the field of Speech-Language Pathology, did you ever look at those "average salaries" graphs? Did you think "Score! I'm going into a field that makes tons of money!" I know I did! Then, I started working for a public school system Read More...
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...
That Pesky /r/ Sound
April 17, 2014 12:13 PM by Speech Merion
Any clinician can tell you that the North American English /r/ sound can be particularly tricky to treat. In fact, 91% of clinicians reported at least one instance in which traditional methods of articulation therapy were not effective in treating /r/. Read More...
Those Busy Bees
February 13, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
When I was a graduate student, I couldn't wait to find a home in the schools. I had an idealized picture of a nurturing environment, growing young minds, and an SLP as a butterfly, flitting among many classrooms and students. Reality doesn't always match Read More...


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