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  • Compensatory Articulation for /r/

    Compensatory articulation means that we can produce a sound in more than one way. We can use different configurations of our tongue, jaw, lips, etc. to form a target sound. This target sound is perceived to be the same sound by a listener regardless of which mouth posture we are using. Compensatory articulation guides /r/ production. In the ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on February 23, 2015
  • Overcoming Device Use Hurdles

    Each time that I help a user get a device I am filled with hope. It is an exhilarating day, thinking about the possibilities that are there for communication. Often though, there are hurdles that interfere with device use, which means we have someone unable to communicate wants and needs. This affects safety, ability to socialize and ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on February 11, 2015
  • Questions about Communication Device Use in Treatment

    As an SLP who helps treat and train those with communication devices, I get lots of questions about device use. Sometimes families tell me that the therapist or teacher that works with the user “does not want to use the device until they are trained.” In some ways this seems reasonable, technology is really scary, but to me who deals with it ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on February 3, 2015
  • What's in a Name?

    It’s always exciting when someone gets a new communication device. It’s even more exciting when they have been waiting (because the old one broke). Yesterday, Corey brought me his brand new device to set up. He looked at the student that is working with me and said, “I’ve named this one ‘Sky.’” Corey’s last communication device was named ...
    Posted to Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC (Weblog) on January 21, 2015
  • Interview: Lona Otero-Nardone, OTR/L

    Today's post is my in-depth interview with coworker and friend, Lona Otero-Nardone. Lona is an occupational therapist who works in early intervention homecare and has over 8+ years of experience in the field. I have learned so much about Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) by watching and working weekly with Lona. As an EI speech therapist, SID ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 10, 2009
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Interview, Part 2

    Tuesday's post highlighted Sharon Gretz, the Founder and Executive Director of CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America). Today's post discusses the services CASANA provides, as well as possible causes and therapeutic suggestions for treating apraxia effectively in young children. Stephanie: Please tell us more about ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 30, 2009
  • Interview: Sharon Gretz, MEd, on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Sharon Gretz is the founder and current executive director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). She also is the parent of a child diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Sharon's personal journey with her son, as well as her professional dedication to helping children and families affected by apraxia is both ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 27, 2009
  • Interview: Mary Pat Winterhalter, MS, RN

    Today, I am very excited to present our first blog interview! Part of my current position in EI includes a weekly visit to Lauren's House in Boothwyn PA, which is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC). Every Thursday I co-treat with three colleagues, an OT, a PT and a Special Instructor and together we run a dynamic ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 11, 2008