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Teasing Apart Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Published: December 5th, 2017

“I’m not sure” can be a typical feeling when speech-language pathologists (SLPs) consider childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) as a potential diagnosis for many reasons. There is not as much […]

Rhythmic Rehabilitation: The relationship between music and dysarthria management

Published: November 30th, 2017

By Ariana Rose and Brittany Schmidt The act of singing, often trivialized as a recreational activity, is beginning to show potential in the therapy realm. While music therapy has been […]

Articulatory Kinematic Approaches to Treat Apraxia of Speech

Published: November 25th, 2017

By: Addie Ruckman and Madison Travers Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder that reflects a disturbance in the planning or programming level of speech production. Although AOS […]

Stephen Hawking and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Published: November 20th, 2017

His speech control and intelligibility also diminished, and only those who were well acquainted with him were able to understand him. In 1985, he had to have a tracheotomy and, […]

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SpeechVive: Improving the Voices of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: October 30th, 2017

By Carson Fisher & Veerley Mejia Hernandez Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder of the central nervous system that is due to low levels of the neurotransmitter […]

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“Sorry, I Didn’t Get That!” Problems in Voice-Recognition Technology for Speakers with Dysarthria

Published: October 25th, 2017

By Carly Gurick and Carolyn Nguyen Over the past decade, communication technology has grown by leaps and bounds—from messaging through a simple keypad, typing through an on-screen keyboard, and now […]

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A Voice Heard: Micah Fowler’s JJ DiMeo on “Speechless”

Published: October 19th, 2017

Speechless has resonated with viewers across the board not only because of its lighthearted approach and comedic timing, but also because of the show’s depth and desire to familiarize its […]

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A Speech-Language Pathologist’s Contribution to Localizing and Diagnosing Neurologic Disease

Published: October 12th, 2017

By: Michelle Saade & Lindsey Norton An SLP’s Role in a Neurologic Diagnosis While many Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) see patients who have already received a diagnosis, an SLP may actually be […]

Bulbar Onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Speech/Swallowing Perspective

Published: September 30th, 2017

By: Emily Morales and Sabrina Eugene Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease; pictured below) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting the neurons responsible for voluntary motor movement, […]

Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: November 1st, 2016

By: Kiersten Lenas & Kara Watford Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic surgical procedure that is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, and other movement disorders […]