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Stuttering may be caused by ‘stop signals’ in the brain

Stuttering is one of the most common speech problems around, affecting approximately one per cent of adults and five per cent of children. However, not a lot is known about why this happens in the first place. This may be changing, as new research has uncovered activity in the brain that could be responsible for...
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Why do you need speech therapy?

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy. Articulation disorders. An articulation disorder is the inability to properly form certain word sounds. A child with this speech disorder may drop, swap, distort, or add word sounds. An example of distorting a word would be saying “thith” instead of “this”....
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What happens during speech therapy?

Speech therapy usually begins with an assessment by an SLP who will identify the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it. Speech therapy for children For your child, speech therapy may take place in a classroom or small group, or one-on-one, depending on the speech disorder. Speech therapy exercises and activities...
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How long do you need speech therapy?

The amount of time a person needs speech therapy depends on a few factors, including: their age type and severity of the speech disorder frequency of therapy underlying medical condition treatment of an underlying medical condition Some speech disorders begin in childhood and improve with age, while others continue into adulthood and require long-term therapy...
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What happens during speech therapy?

Speech therapy usually begins with an assessment by an SLP who will identify the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it. Speech therapy for children For your child, speech therapy may take place in a classroom or small group, or one-on-one, depending on the speech disorder. Speech therapy exercises and activities vary depending...
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What’s your Learning Style?

What’s your learning style? The idea is simple, some of us learn better by talking about an idea, or perhaps by mapping out an idea. A good teacher brings many learning modes into their classroom, knowing that “aha moments” come most easily when all the senses have a chance to contribute. Here’s a quick guide:...
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Top 10 Most Mispronounced Words and Phrases

Are you sure that you are pronouncing all of your words correctly?  If you are interviewing for a job, going on a date, or trying to make a good first impression, it’s vital that you are confident in your speech and pronunciation skills. Chances are, you may be mispronouncing at least one of the words below....
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Speech Therapy Exercises For Children

There are a wide variety of reasons to work on speech therapy exercises at home. Sometimes, a parent is not sure if her child needs to see a speech therapist and would like to do some speech therapy exercises at home first. Perhaps your child’s teacher has expressed concern that he has some stuttering, or...
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Speech therapy tips for parents to use at home

Many children exhibit speech problems early in their development and parents understandably worry about the child’s well-being and later success in school. If you’re concerned about language issues with your child the first thing you’ll want to do is consult a professional. They can help you identify strategies that will work best for the particular...
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Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

Birth to 2 Years Say sound like “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Try to get your baby to say them back to you. Look at your baby when he makes sounds. Talk back to him, and say what he says. Pretend to have a conversation. Respond when your baby laughs or makes faces. Make the same faces back to her. Teach your baby to do what...
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