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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...

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:...

2013-07-16 14:17:49

A new study shows that a predictive brain signal could explain why we 'hear' inner speech in our heads even in the absence of actual sound Whether you're reading the paper or thinking through your schedule for the day, chances are that you're hearing yourself speak even if you're not saying words out loud. This internal speech - the monologue you "hear" inside your head - is a ubiquitous but largely unexamined phenomenon. A new study looks at a possible brain mechanism that could explain...

2013-05-21 23:26:59

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association´s National Better Hearing and Speech Month is being celebrated in the month of May. Huntersville, NC (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 ProvidaStaff, LLC, a leader in providing comprehensive healthcare therapy services in education and medical settings nationwide, has many resources to help celebrate this throughout the rest of May. They will be informing the public on resources and activities through their social media outlets. Throughout the month...