Entries by Avivit Ben-Aharon

8 Ways Speech Therapy Can Ease Communicating with Dementia Patients

One of the most devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia is the struggle to communicate. From the ability to speak clearly to struggling to form complete thoughts, dementia can make it challenging to communicate with patients. About 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and have to deal with the debilitating effects of the disease. If we could improve […]

10 Symptoms of Vocal Cord Abuse

There are dozens of jobs that rely on your voice to be effective. They include teachers, instructors, trainers, singers, and public speakers. Overuse and abuse of your voice can put your job in jeopardy. 76 percent of those with vocal issues worry about the future of their careers. Vocal cord abuse is a real condition that […]

What To Expect During An Oral Mechanism Exam?

In the United States, around 7.5 million people have difficulty using their voice. The issues seem to disproportionately affect children as well. Nearly one in twelve children struggle with a speech disorder. The growing diagnosis rate of speech disorders in recent years has increased awareness of the issue. When we know exactly what causes speech problems, then […]

How Speech Therapy Is Used as a Treatment for Asperger’s

Getting started on a treatment plan early leads to better results. this shouldn’t be surprising as most of life benefits from human inertia. The more of something you do, the better you tend to be at it. When it comes to finding an effective treatment for Asperger’s, the same ideas apply. Essentially, if a child […]

8 Common Symptoms of Social Communication Disorder

Social communication disorder is a disorder characterized by unconventional and awkward communication patterns. While similar to — and often mistaken for — autism spectrum disorder, it’s void of many of the symptoms which characterize autism. Wondering what social communication disorder entails? We’re going to get into that below. Without further ado, here are 11 common symptoms of social […]

Stuttering Facts Vs. Myths: What You Need to Know

Stuttering, like most disorders, is widely misunderstood. Many people imagine that a person who stutters can simply try to slow down or take a deep breath and alleviate their speech problems, at least temporarily. The issue is more complicated than that, unfortunately. We’re going to discuss a few stuttering facts today, debunking a few myths […]

Three Benefits of Creating A Vision Board: Tips to Make It A Fun Holiday Tradition

Every December, I purchase a variety of poster boards, collect magazines, head to our local art store for scrapbooking materials and send out a calendar invite to the members of my family. The agenda: Visualizing our New Year goals together, one board at a time.  I did not create the concept of the vision board, […]