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2014-07-23 23:25:50

The innovative, 12-day stuttering therapy program at nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute is transforming the lives of people who stutter and opening doors of opportunity through fluency that were never before possible. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Alan Tonelson of Riverdale Park, Md. began stuttering as a young child. While most kids outgrow the inhibiting speech condition by the age of eight, Tonelson did not. He is among the three million people in the U.S. who live...

2014-07-10 23:07:31

The July/August 2014 issue of the "Monitor on Psychology" includes coverage on the latest therapies that help people who stutter gain mastery over their symptoms. Highlighted is the scientifically based, behavioral stuttering therapy program at nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI). Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The July/August 2014 issue of Monitor on Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), features coverage on the...

2014-04-26 23:02:54

Susan Glasgow marks two decades of service as executive director of The Hearing and Speech Agency. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 April 24, 2014 marks Susan Glasgow's 20-year anniversary as executive director of The Hearing and Speech Agency. Under Ms. Glasgow's leadership, the organization's budget grew from $2.4 million in 1994 to $9.7 million in 2014. During Susan's tenure, HASA's Board of Directors embarked on a $7 million capital campaign that turned the...

2014-02-18 23:22:01

The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps announced today the release of two new iPad apps - “Speech Therapy for Apraxia - 2 Syllable Words” and “Speech Therapy for Apraxia – Ending Sounds.” Both apps are practical therapy tools for parents and speech-language pathologists. Wellington, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps announced today the release of two new iPad applications that assist...

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....

Trickiest Tongue Twister Provides Insight Into Speech Planning
2013-12-05 19:17:06

[ Watch the Video: This Tongue Twister Is The Trickiest Yet ] Bryan Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forget that girl hawking her seashell wares on the beach. And that Peter Piper guy with his proclivity for pickled peppers is so 20th century. Those are the tongue twisters of yesteryear. Psychologists at MIT have devised a new tongue twister, which they proclaim to be the most difficult and frustrating ever. Pad kid poured curd pulled cold. That’s the...

2013-11-18 12:47:31

The Ohio State University Computer processes sound, filters out background noise for the hearing-impaired Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise. In the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, they describe how they used the latest developments in neural networks to boost...

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...

2013-10-02 23:04:56

Technology company helps students who need assistance with speech articulation MILWAUKEE, Wis. (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 SpeechTails.com, an innovative, online-based business founded by a speech language pathologist to screen and identify children needing targeted speech articulation assistance, has appointed Steven Korte its acting chief executive officer. Korte, formerly a Group President with School Specialty Inc. and president at major educational publishing companies, brings...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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