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2011-02-18 12:17:22

Three leading Canadian language and speech experts will take centre stage in discussions on the latest developments in speech research at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. (February 17-21). Ellen Bialystok of York University has been a driving force in revealing the unique window that bilingualism opens on brain function. Her research disproves earlier claims of cognitive deficits among bilingual children, discovering,...

2011-02-16 07:30:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to the upcoming Oscar awards: "One in 20 children stutter at some point; one in 100 go on to a lifetime of stuttering. Sixty-eight million people around the world stutter. If you ask the stuttering community what movie has helped them the most, The King's Speech would surely receive at least 68 million votes." "Since its debut,...

2011-01-30 22:27:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight's "SAG Awards": "It is our privilege to give The King's Speech another standing ovation for bringing hope and understanding to those who stutter. With its much-deserved two SAG Awards, Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth and Best Cast of a Motion Picture, The King's Speech has the rare opportunity to teach the...

2011-01-25 08:38:00

Movie Brings 'Overwhelmingly Positive Attention' to Stuttering MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 25, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to today's Oscar nominations: "The Stuttering Foundation gives a hero's welcome to The King's Speech, which has brought overwhelmingly positive attention to the plight of people who stutter. The King's Speech, with its 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best...

2011-01-16 22:50:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight's "Golden Globe Awards": "A tsunami called The King's Speech has turned our world upside down," said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation. "This movie has done in one fell swoop what we've been working on for 64 years - raising awareness of the complexities of stuttering and the help that is available to those...

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2011-01-13 11:25:00

The Stuttering Foundation Applauds The King's Speech for Raising Worldwide Awareness MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the release of the critically acclaimed new film, The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, it is most timely to highlight the plight of those who stutter and the resources that are available to them. This incredibly complex disorder affects 68 million people worldwide. The movie, which has received seven Golden Globe...

2011-01-10 12:20:00

App Developed by Hollins Communications Research Institute as a Fluency Treatment and Practice Tool ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year of clinical trials, Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org), a non-profit center for stuttering research and treatment, has introduced a sophisticated stuttering therapy application that runs on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Featuring proprietary voice monitoring technology, the...

2010-12-28 06:50:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The King's Speech is a movie many consider to be a frontrunner to sweep the Oscars this year. Many will see the story of King George VI and his struggle with stammering (or stuttering as we call it here in the US). Among those viewers will be the one percent of the population that has a stuttering problem themselves. They need to know the most current, accurate information about stuttering if they have any hope of getting help. In the...

2010-12-14 00:01:42

A practicing speech and language pathologist in Dallas, has created 15 apps that are compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch® and iPad engaging parents and helping children with a variety of speech delays or disabilities. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 12, 2010 Did you know that 8 to 9% of children in the United States struggle from a speech or language delay? Speech or language delay is a general term used to describe children who have difficulty communicating their basic needs and wants...

2010-12-14 00:01:26

Editors: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association President Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is available for interviews to discuss stuttering and treatments for it. Rockville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Why Cover This Now: The King's Speech, a new movie that will be released nationwide Friday, December 17, brings stuttering to the forefront and shows how King George VI overcame his severe speech impediment with help from his speech therapist Lionel Logue. The King's Speech...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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