Entries by Avivit Ben-Aharon

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 […]

Social Pragmatic Disorder: What you Need to Know About It

If you suspect that your child might have a social pragmatic disorder (or social communication disorder), you probably have a lot of questions. Social pragmatic communication disorder is a diagnosis, and it’s gone by many different names in the past. This disorder is characterized by the difficulty with the use of spoken language in socially […]

Vocal Nodules: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

Approximately 7.6 percent of the U.S. adult population (17.9 million people) suffers from some kind of voice disorder. There are many different voice disorders one can be diagnosed with, but vocal nodules are one of the most common. If you suspect you have vocal nodules, keep reading to learn more about the condition and how to deal […]

Speech activities that promote communication skills in adults with Autism and Aspergers

Maybe you’re thinking it’s too late for you or a loved one diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to get help with their speech. You’ve heard it’s about time to grow out of it, or that the prime time for language learning is over. They echo these excuses. While these misconceptions are completely understandable, you might not […]