Extractions: Quick Links CenterNet Site Survey InfoNet PhotoMural ... TELEROUNDS The National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders (NCNCD) is staffed by scientists, educators, students and supporting personnel who are concerned with speech and language disorders caused by diseases of the nervous system. The Center has been made possible by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Center personnel conduct research and provide opportunities for research training in areas that include muscular control of speech and voice production, auditory and visual perception of speech, cognition, and the impairment of language function after stroke or as a result of nervous system disease. The Center has a special interest in American Indian and Hispanic cultures. The Center also operates programs that offer information dissemination to the public and continuing education for professionals through print and electronic communications links, and through face-to-face meetings. Features: 2000 Helmet Poster Contest New TELEROUNDS for 2003...
Welcoming Template Licensed, professional speechlanguage pathologists specializing in pediatric and adult communication disorders and language development. Located in Pleasanton, CA. http://www.eastbaytherapy.com
Apraxia Therapy Provides therapy ideas for those treating a child with apraxia of speech. From Judith Maginnis Kuster's Communication disorders Internet Guide. http://www.mnsu.edu/dept/comdis/kuster2/therapy/apraxiarx.html
Extractions: Posted to firstname.lastname@example.org on May 14, 1999 by Donna Quesal The treatment program for children with speech apraxia must be individualized and flexible. Here are some general strategies I have used effectively over the past 15 years for children with developmental speech apraxia and normal hearing. I hope these ideas will be of some help to you. Frequency, type and consistency of intervention are important. To treat speech apraxia, the speech-language pathologist needs to provide intensive direct therapy. The child's caregivers/assistants need to participate by doing daily follow-up activities with the child at home/school. Divide the larger (longterm) goals into smaller (short-term) steps which are concrete and measurable, so that the child and caregivers can see progress. This maintains their motivation for doing home follow-up/practice activities. If the steps are too longterm, the family may feel frustrated because they do not perceive the more subtle (but still meaningful) changes in the child's speech.
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Speech And Language Disorders - Internet Resources speech pathologies. Voice disorders speech production disorders KUSTER, JM, speech and Language disorders, Communication disorders and Rehabilitation http://liceu.uab.es/~joaquim/applied_linguistics/speech_pathology/rec_Patol_Fon_
St Catherine's School Nonmaintained, residential special school for children with primary speech and language disorders in Key Stages 2 to 4. Information about education and facilities, speech and communication therapy, and vocational training for students aged 16-19. http://www.stcatherines.org.uk/
Extractions: Pages for... Prospective Parents Parents Pupils Staff ... Governors Welcome St Catherine's School - Home Page Welcome to St Catherine's School Website. St Catherine's is a Residential Special School for pupils and young people with primary speech and language disorders located in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. We are a Centre of Excellence in the provision of Speech and Language Therapy and each class has a Speech and Language Therapist working alongside the class teacher. The School occupies a beautiful position overlooking the sea in Ventnor and we are particularly proud of the "homely" atmosphere in the various house-groups. (Click here for latest school news.) We apologise for any missing information and links on this site which is still under development. Year 10 pupils - Science is fun! Extract from OFSTED report: "This is a very effective school. Pupils and students make very good progress, achieve very well and gain independence. This is due to very effective teaching and the invaluable committment and support from residential care staff and speech and language therapists. The school provides very good value for money."
SPEAK Of Missouri - Support Group St. Louis (Missouri and Illinois) support group for apraxia and other speechlanguage disorders. Provides meeting times and locations and helpful St. Louis metro area resources. http://www.speech-express.com/communication-station/missouri-speak.html
OSLHA A professional nonprofit organization of speech pathologists, audiologists and students, engaged in clinical, educational, and research activities in communication disorders. http://www.ohioslha.org/
Extractions: Speech and language disorders are inabilities of individuals to understand and/or appropriately use the speech and language systems of society. Such disorders may range from simple sound repetitions or occasional misarticulations to the complete absence of the ability to use speech and language for communication. Why are speech and language disorders serious? The ability to communicate is our most human characteristic. When a person cannot communicate, isolation from friends, family and society often occurs. Individuals with speech and language disorders may encounter this isolation in vocational, social, emotional and educational areas. For example, adults with speech and language disorders may find it difficult to gain employment or may be forced into less satisfying jobs because of their inability to communicate effectively. Also, school children may experience difficulties in learning because of speech or language problems. How many persons have speech and language disorders?
Portland State University Speech And Hearing Department Provider of specialized speechlanguage programs, including a camp for individuals with aphasia and their families, and clinics focusing on stuttering, urban language, voice disorders, and communication challenges related to neurological conditions. http://www.sphr.pdx.edu/clinics/speech.php
Extractions: Main ... Fee Schedule E valuation and treatment of various speech disorders is available to children and adults on a sliding fee basis. The clinic runs on the academic schedule so there are breaks between terms. The sessions are generally twice a week for 8 weeks and may be continued for the duration of a year if necessary. For consideration to participate in our clinic, call (503) 725-3070 for an application. The types of services we offer are listed below: ARTICULATION AND LANGUAGE CLINIC: Evaluation and treatment of articulation and language deficits. Available Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. URBAN LANGUAGE CLINIC: An enrichment program for children in the Portland urban area from selected agencies. Available Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. FLUENCY/STUTTERING CLINIC: Evaluation and treatment program for individuals who are non-fluent. Available Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. VOICE CLINIC: Evaluation and treatment of individuals with voice disorders. A laryngeal examination is generally a prerequisite for enrollment. Available Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. NEUROLOGICAL CLINIC: Evaluation and treatment for individuals with communication difficulties related to neurological deficits such as stroke, Parkinson's and Traumatic Brain Injury. Available Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
Extractions: Tick researcher launches Lyme disease prevention program ... Next The Department of Communicative Disorders recently celebrated the official naming of its clinic after its late founder, Professor Walter Beaupre. Shown here, Mrs. Walter Beaupre and her son, Larry, were among the family members who came to the clinic for the ceremony. A celebration was held in April to name the Walter J. Beaupre Speech and Hearing Center and to announce the first two Beaupre Scholars. According to Clinical Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Elizabeth Connors, the Center provides hearing testing for about 600 people each year as well as hearing aid assistance for several hundred clients. In addition, about 40 evaluations are conducted annually related to speech therapy needs and approximately 60 clients per year are seen for on-going therapeutic services. Beaupre began teaching courses in phonetics, voice disorders, alaryngeal speech, and gestural communication at the University in 1968. He was nationally known for his work on clinical methods for improving voice/speech instruction for the deaf using Cued Speech, the system of hand cues used to describe the sounds of American English. Beaupre wrote the Gaining Cued Speech Proficiency manual, first published in 1984, which is still considered to be a leading text in the field. By Jhodi Redlich
Extractions: is a non-profit organization offering a wide variety of therapy programs for children with special needs and their families. Since 1997, our dedicated team of clinicians have worked "hand in hand" with children, families, medical professionals, Regional Center staff, teachers and other care providers to ensure that developmental and rehabilitative goals are achieved. Our warm, comfortable environment provides children of all ages with the support and motivation they need to meet their unique challenges. Through our innovative programs, Hand In Hand enables children to learn to participate meaningfully in self-care, independent play and group activities, in order to reach their fullest potential.
Extractions: If someone close to you is having difficulty finding the right words or is incapable of finding them at all, the Pittsburgh Aphasia Treatment, Research, and Education Center may be able to provide the treatment that individuals need. The Center helps patients with aphasia and other communication disorders, such as apraxia of speech and dysarthria. The Center is a collaboration involving the Speech, Voice, and Swallowing Center at UPMC Passavant
Hyperlexia Basic information about therapy and intervention strategies from The Center for speech and Language disorders. http://www.csld.com/hyperlexia.html
Extractions: Children who present with hyperlexia are best helped with an interdisciplinary, coordinated approach to treatment. At CSLD we offer a multi-dimensional approach to speech-language therapy and occupational therapy services to address the unique language, social, and often sensory needs of this population. We understand the importance of team approach in working with this population and for this reason offer co-treatment with speech and occupational therapies. Our professionals will also consult and work with your child's entire team including pediatricians, school professionals, in home therapists, psychologists, neurologists, and most importantly, the family. The family is an integral part of our program and a driving force in our clinical philosophy. We encourage family involvement in the creating of goals, as well as, in the treatment process.
Aphasia Consumeroriented primer by the American speech-Language-Hearing Association. Includes descriptions of aphasia varieties and related disorders, introductions to assessment and treatment methods, and links to ASHA's articles on augmentive communication and family adjustment to aphasia. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Aphasia_info.htm
Extractions: @import url( /styles/importmenuP.css ); Skip to: content navigation Our site's pages are optimized for Web browsing software that supports current Web standards, as established by the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3c.org/) . Content is accessible from older or less standards-compliant technologies, but its presentation will not be identical to visitors with standards-compliant software. Read more on our site's changes and accessiblity. Find a Professional Shop My Account Guest Login Search for: Advanced Search Home Site Location: Home For the Public Disorders and Diseases Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to language centers of the brain. For almost all right-handers and for about 1/2 of left-handers, damage to the left side of the brain causes aphasia. As a result, individuals who were previously able to communicate through speaking, listening, reading and writing become more limited in their ability to do so. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke , but gunshot wounds, blows to the head, other traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, and other sources of brain damage can also cause aphasia.
Web Resources On Communication Disorders A speech disorder is an impairment of voice, articulation of speech sounds, and/or fluency. What is the Center for speech and Language disorders? http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/sped/projects/ose/categories/cd.html
Extractions: What is a Communication Disorder Communication Disorder Organizations and Support Groups General Resources on Communication Disorders College and University Communication Disorder Home Pages A speech disorder is an impairment of voice, articulation of speech sounds, and/or fluency. These impairments are observed in the transmission and use of the oral symbol system. A language disorder is the impairment or deviant development of comprehension and/or use of a spoken, written, and/or other symbol system. The disorder may involve (1) the form of language, (2) the content of language, and/or (3) the function of language in communication in any combination. Return to Top COMMDIS Speech disorders What is the Center for Speech and Language Disorders?
Extractions: Many people have difficulty comprehending that a child can be gifted and also have learning disabilities. As a result, children with special needs that result from both their high abilities and their learning problems are rarely identified and are often poorly served. This article explores the current policies and practices with regard to defining, identifying, and educating this population. Recommendations are included that would help ensure that students who are gifted and have learning disabilities receive the intervention needed to help them achieve their full potential. When educators first began describing children who showed evidence of having a learning disability (LD) yet also appeared to be gifted, many viewed this as contradictory. The stereotype that had prevailed since Terman's (1925) time was that gifted children score uniformly high on intelligence tests and perform well in school. How could a child be considered gifted who has serious enough learning problems to be characterized as having a learning disability?
Spasmodic Dysphonia A consumeroriented SD primer, focusing on the characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition. Published by the American speech-Language-Hearing Association. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Spasmodic-Dysphonia.htm
Extractions: @import url( /styles/importmenuP.css ); Skip to: content navigation Our site's pages are optimized for Web browsing software that supports current Web standards, as established by the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3c.org/) . Content is accessible from older or less standards-compliant technologies, but its presentation will not be identical to visitors with standards-compliant software. Read more on our site's changes and accessiblity. Find a Professional Shop My Account Guest Login Search for: Advanced Search Home Site Location: Home For the Public Disorders and Diseases We have all experienced problems with our voices, times when the voice is hoarse or when sound will not come out at all! Colds, allergies, bronchitis, exposure to irritants such as ammonia, or cheering for your favorite sports team can result in a loss of voice. But, people with spasmodic dysphonia, a chronic voice disorder, face the persistent question: "What's wrong with your voice?" With spasmodic dysphonia, movement of the vocal cords is forced and strained resulting in a jerky, quivery, hoarse, tight, or groaning voice. Vocal interruptions or spasms, periods of no sound (aphonia), and periods when there is near normal voice occur. At first, symptoms may be mild and occur only occasionally. Later on, they may worsen and become more frequent before they stabilize. Even then, symptoms may be worse when a person is tired or stressed. Or, they may be greatly reduced or even disappear, for example, during singing or laughing.