Entries by Avivit Ben-Aharon

10 Exercises and Strategies to Help with Executive Function Disorder

Have you been diagnosed with executive function disorder? Individuals who have abnormal executive function symptoms may feel frustrated, alone, and misunderstood. Many people don’t yet comprehend this disorder, including some professionals who work in the medical and behavioral health industry. Executive function disorder often gets lumped into the same category as Attention Deficit Disorder. And, while […]

How Does Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Your Speech?

Every year in the United States, approximately 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI) occur. Traumatic brain injuries come with a wide range of symptoms, including changes in consciousness, confusion, vision changes, and changes in speaking ability. Even a very mild traumatic brain injury can have a negative effect on your speaking ability. […]

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 […]

Social Pragmatic Disorder vs Autism: What’s the Difference?

Despite similarities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is not Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SCD). SCD first appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013. SCD is a newer discovery and the symptoms of ASD and SCD are similar, even overlapping, yet different. A person struggling with SCD may have trouble with tones or sharing their thoughts. Speech-language therapy is a main […]

Communication Skills: Speech Therapy as a Treatment for Dementia

Each year, there are 9.9 million new cases of dementia. This disorder poses financial strife for both patients and our health care systems. Its economic impact is huge- the fight against dementia costs nearly $818 billion per year. Many patients opt for rehabilitation or occupational therapy, in addition to cognition-enhancing medication. An increasingly popular option of the […]