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February 2016 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

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February 29, 2016 4:51 PM by Teresa Roberts
A few years ago, I attended a restorative listening community event, which brought together parents/caregivers, general education teachers, special education service providers, and administrators. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I entered a large hall Read More...
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Sounds, Syllables and Stress
February 22, 2016 4:36 PM by Teresa Roberts
Spelling is misleading. The orthographic system does not reflect all aspects of pronunciation. Word stress, syllable breaks, articulatory placement, and co-articulatory processes affect speech production. In General American English, 80% of words in conversation Read More...
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On Butterflies and Families
February 16, 2016 8:17 AM by Teresa Roberts
In the early days of my career, I was at an IEP meeting waiting to present goals for a kindergarten student with multiple needs. He was an enthusiastic young boy with mild coordination difficulties, who frequently bumped into furniture and other children. Read More...
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Lip Position and Vowel R
February 8, 2016 9:19 AM by Teresa Roberts
Vowels have lip, tongue, and jaw positions. Lip positions vary from highly spread (almost smiling) to rounded (puckered) positions. When you say “cheese” for a photo, you are producing the “ee” vowel, which puts your lips in the most spread position. 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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