• The History of Speech Language Pathology

    Speech pathology began to get recognition in the 1920s when the American Academy of Speech Correction was formed in 1926. It began to develop over the next twenty years as speech therapy approaches became more widespread. At this time WWII was going on, and soldiers were returning home with brain injuries. This was becoming a […]

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  • What Is Causing Slurred Speech?

    When someone begins to slur their words it can be hard to understand. It may happen every once in a while, or it may begin to become more regular. Speech can become slow, and difficult to get the words that you want to say out. It can also become very fast, and hard to understand […]

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  • The Effects of Parkinson’s On Speech

    Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that slowly progresses over time. The first signs of the disease can be small, and unnoticeable at first. It may be a small tremor in your hand or a loss of expression in your face. As the disease progresses many of the people affected begin to notice an […]

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  • Smartphone Apps to Reduce Stuttering

    Stuttering affects people of all ages and backgrounds. For some of the more tech-savvy generation of stutterers, there’s good news! Applications on both the Google Play and Apple iTunes store are available for your use. Below are a few examples, for more apps, you can search for “auditory feedback.” Using the apps for phone calls […]

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  • Delayed Auditory Feedback

    Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF), also called delayed sidetone, is a type of altered auditory feedback that consists of extending the time between speech and auditory perception. It can consist of a device that enables a user to speak into a microphone and then hear his or her voice in headphones a fraction of a second […]

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  • Speech Easy Reviews and Effectiveness

    What is Speech Easy SpeechEasy is a device similar in appearance to a hearing aid. However, rather than amplifying sound, SpeechEasy alters sounds that go through the device so that you hear your voice at a slight time delay and at a different pitch. The purpose of the delay and pitch change is to recreate a […]

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  • Top Online Resources for Those Who Stutter

    A condition affecting millions of people around the world, individuals who stutter (also referred to as speech stammer), have access to a number of support networks online. Whether you’re searching for information for yourself or a loved one, for speech pathologists, speech aid device providers, or a support group, you can find all of this […]

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  • Is There a Difference Between a Stutter and a Stammer?

    Stammering is also known as stuttering. It is a common issue in children and can continue into adulthood. The severity of the stuttering varies from person to person. It usually becomes apparent when a child is learning to speak, between the ages of two and five. Stuttering may develop gradually, but sometimes it starts suddenly […]

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  • 3 Tips to Stop Stuttering

    If you struggle with stuttering and want to avoid or reduce stuttering on a daily basis, here are a few tips to help you out.   1. Focus on Breathing   Taking the time to consciously think about your breathing will help reduce stress, as well as increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your […]

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  • Debunking Common Myths of Stuttering

    Did you know that 1 percent of the world’s population is affected by stuttering? That is 70 million people or one person out of every 100. While the condition is relatively well-known, there are many myths surrounding this speech disorder. From the cause of stuttering to the treatment of a speech stammer, the falsehoods have […]

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