Entries by Great Speech

How is Pragmatic Language Disorder Treated?

What is Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder? Social pragmatic communication disorder (also known as SCD) refers to marked, distinct challenges related to both nonverbal and verbal communication skills that are used in social settings. In the context of SCD, these persistent difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication for social purposes cannot be explained by low cognitive […]

How Does Articulation Therapy Work?

What is Articulation? Articulation is the act or process of articulating speech or the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a particular sound. While it may feel natural to many, articulation is truly an art. Proper articulation involves the seamless coordination of multiple body parts and systems, including the tongue, lips, jaws, […]

Does Speech Therapy Work for Parkinson’s Disease?

As many as 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s Disease in the US. In many cases, changes in voice quality are the first signs of speech problems in someone affected with Parkinson’s Disease. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and dysarthria (difficulty speaking) are two of the symptoms of this disease that can be severely limiting for […]

What Age is Best for Speech Therapy?

Starting in the first few months of life, children begin developing the communication skills that will be the building blocks to help them succeed at home, in school, and later in life. Studies have shown that 1 in 10 children will need extra support in order to develop appropriate communication skills. Without proper support and […]