Entries by Avivit Ben-Aharon

Step Up For Students and Gardiner Scholarships Opened Applications for Students Under New Disability Categories

Exciting update for Florida parents and caregivers! Your child may qualify for the Gardiner Scholarship and can receive virtual speech therapy from the convenience and comfort of your home. This scholarship, also known as the Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA), is designed to better meet the individual educational and therapeutic needs of Florida children with […]

The Role of Speech in Children’s Social Emotional Health and Development

From the moment a child is born, they are continually maturing and developing. Perhaps one of the most critical developments for a child is within their social-emotional health. Speech plays an essential role in this development. People love communicating, which is why it is one of the most essential skills for an individual to develop. […]

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 […]

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 […]