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Latest Speech disorder Stories

2014-01-22 23:30:16

A recently published research study showed that a handheld tool called Speech Buddies, made by Articulate Technologies, Inc., can help children achieve 90 percent speaking accuracy after only four hours of speech therapy. This is over three times faster than normal learning rates. (1) San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The clinical study investigated the efficacy of introducing tactile feedback using the Speech Buddy "Rabbit" tool for a misarticulation of the R sound....

2013-11-12 23:04:32

New advances in understanding fragile X syndrome, autism, and language development among highlights of Nov. 14–16 meeting in Chicago. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The latest research and evidence-based clinical interventions offering promise for the 40 million Americans who experience a communication disorder will be presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) 2013 Convention November 14–16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. More than 13,000...

2013-10-15 23:25:20

Students with diverse special needs achieve success with PresenceLearning. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Fowler Unified School District (USD) has overcome a chronic shortage of speech-language therapists by tapping into a wide array of world-class experts from PresenceLearning, enabling students with special needs to make significant, new progress against their goals. Located in an agricultural area outside of Fresno, CA, Fowler USD had difficulty attracting...

2013-10-11 10:52:35

UAlberta researcher and ISTAR executive director says study results could increase understanding of brain and speech production, improving treatment. A new study by a University of Alberta researcher shows that children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter. The findings not only improve our understanding of how the brain is built for speech production and why people stutter, but also affirm the...

2013-10-01 23:04:17

Fifty percent of Americans over 60 suffer from some form of hearing loss. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 With roughly 50 percent of Americans over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging seniors and their families to learn how to recognize the early signs of hearing disorders. ASHA is bringing its message to AARP’s Life@50+ meeting in Atlanta, October 3–5, 2013. Early detection, the theme of ASHA’s...

2013-08-29 12:26:33

From Stuttering to Fluency to Falling in Love ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org), a nonprofit stuttering research and therapy center, has helped thousands of people who stutter acquire fluency skills. Yet, the ability to overcome stuttering was only one of the positive outcomes for HCRI therapy participants Scott Morris of Roanoke, Va. and Natalie Baren of Mountain Brook, Ala. (Photo:...

2013-01-21 08:23:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Stuttering Association, the largest self-help organization in the world for people who stutter, extends its heartfelt congratulations and a sincere appreciation to Arbos for his genuine and honest representation of stuttering on national television. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130121/CG45248) This is the first time that American Idol -- now in its 12th season - has chosen a contestant that openly stutters. Arbos, a...

2012-09-14 23:03:11

In Focus with Martin Sheen will spotlight therapies that are making progress in helping children in their developmental years with communication issues. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 The producers of In Focus with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce the latest in an effort to address issues facing America´s young people. The program is set to examine language disorders that are impacting communication skills in children. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently...

Shut Up Gun? New Device Forces Others To Be Quiet
2012-03-03 06:05:50

Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking. According to Martin Robinson of the Daily Mail, the device uses a technique known as Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) to render a person speechless. Essentially, it uses a microphone to detect speech, and then shoots the same noise back to the source -- the person who said it -- two-tenths of a second later. He says that...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

Accent modification offered along with other speech therapy services Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Los Angeles Voice Therapy (LAVT), a full-service speech language pathology private practice, announced it´s grand opening today. LAVT will offer a variety of services including voice rehabilitation, accent modification, and dialect coaching for actors. “We are so excited to announce the grand opening of our practice,” said Tina Babajanians, Speech Language...