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2012-06-05 23:01:36

In rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language pathologist Nancy Helm-Estabrooks discusses helping the former congresswoman Gabby Giffords regain her speech and urges greater access to speech-language treatment Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In a rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language...

2011-11-14 11:13:08

Study tests novel treatment developed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A new treatment can help nonverbal children with autism to develop speech, according to a proof-of-concept study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Known as Auditory-Motor Mapping Training (AMMT), the novel treatment builds on the observations that children with autism — who typically struggle with communication, as well as social interactions — often respond...

2011-09-22 18:52:03

Patients with serious speech disorders are often able to sing complete texts. However, melody may not be the decisive factor. After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, have now demonstrated that it is not singing itself that is the key. Instead, rhythm may be crucial. Moreover, highly...

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2008-04-24 00:10:00

Few people over the age of 10 would list "Happy Birthday" among their favorite songs. But Harvey Alter, now 62, has a special fondness for it. It helped teach him how to talk. One morning in June 2003, Alter, then a self-employed criminologist, was putting a leash on his dog, Sam, in preparation for a walk when suddenly he felt dizzy and disoriented. "My thoughts were intertwined, not making sense," he said in a recent interview. "I knew I was having a stroke." At St. Vincent's Hospital,...


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