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October 2015 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

Blending Clusters
October 30, 2015 8:36 AM by Teresa Roberts
Clients working on cluster blends, /pl/, /bl/, /fl/, /kl/, /gl/, and /sl/, may initially demonstrate vowel epenthesis, inserting a schwa between two consonants, e.g., “puh-lay” for “play”, and altering the syllable shape from CCV to CVCV. We can directly Read More...
It’s All About That Alveolar Ridge
October 23, 2015 8:19 AM by Teresa Roberts
In General American English, 30% of consonants are produced at the alveolar ridge (8/26 consonants). The tongue tip directly touches or closely approximates the alveolar ridge. We differentiate tongue movement from jaw movement, independently elevating Read More...
In Defense of Blinders
October 16, 2015 8:06 AM by Teresa Roberts
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention” is a familiar political quote, expressing a form of social commentary. Those of us who work within organizations have reasons to be outraged. We are beholden to processes and procedures designed by Read More...
Letter to a Friend
October 9, 2015 7:45 AM by Teresa Roberts
Dear Friend, Thank you for trusting me and telling me about everything. I didn’t realize how difficult this fall has been for you. The problems you described are painfully familiar: • Fundamental imbalances in the amount of tasks required within the time Read More...
Advice on Giving Advice
October 2, 2015 8:57 AM by Teresa Roberts
When the right advice is given at the appropriate time, it improves lives. When off-hand, unsolicited advice is given, it may be a source of frustration. The concept of advice is to guide another person in making a decision or completing an action. As Read More...


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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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