Entries by Avivit Ben-Aharon

Ways to treat Aphasia

If you’ve had a stroke, you also have a one in three chance of developing aphasia. In addition to struggling with language disorder as a result of being diagnosed with aphasia, you will likely also experience severe psychological consequences. You may feel depressed, hopeless, or even “talked down to” by people that misinterpret aphasia as a sign of […]

Help for Stroke Victims: The Role Music Therapy Can Play

After a stroke, many survivors may experience aphasia. This is a disorder that impairs a person’s ability to understand language. Aphasia can limit a person’s ability to write, read, or speak. However, even though a stroke may compromise a victim’s language skill, many survivors are finding a new method for communicating: singing. Although being able to sing […]

How Alzheimer’s Affects Your Speech

“Have you ever walked along a shoreline, only to have your footprints washed away? That’s what Alzheimer’s is like. The waves erase the marks we leave behind, all the sand castles.” – Pat Summitt Basketball head coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer’s at 59 years old. In her memoir, she wrote about […]

How Speech Therapy Can Help You with Successful Accent Modification

Whether you’re applying for a job or trying to effectively communicate with your friends, you know that having a strong accent can sometimes make things difficult. In fact, many people feel that they have been turned down for jobs and directly discriminated against due to their accents. And even if you haven’t faced any serious (not to mention, highly […]

A Complete Guide on the Link Between ADHD and Stuttering

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects both children and adults throughout the US and around the world. But when the doctor hands you this label, what makes up the ingredients of the diagnosis? Most people understand the basics like excitability and difficulty focusing. But, many do not know about ADHD and stuttering. Understanding ADHD and […]

When Toys Take Center Stage

7 Ways to Actively Promote Language Development in Children We live in a fast-paced world where new products are outdated once they hit the shelves. But a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that “electronic toys and e-books can make parents less likely to have the most meaningful kinds of verbal exchanges with their children.” Recently, I worked […]

7 Tips for Improved Reading Comprehension for Adults

Child reading comprehension is often a focus at school, but reading comprehension for adults can also be an issue. The importance of reading comprehension doesn’t go away when you’re an adult. It helps you learn and understand what you read when you go to college, take classes, or learn new content at work. Strong comprehension allows you […]

6 Ways Speech Therapy Can Aid in Brain Injury Recovery

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works with people who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Most often, a TBI occurs during a car or motorcycle accident. One can also occur in near-drowning accidents when the brain is deprived of oxygen. During recovery, the SLP’s focus is on the patient’s communication. SLPs also focus on muscles […]