Entries by Great Speech

How Do We Communicate Socially?

Social communication refers to a collection of verbal and nonverbal skills, such as conversation, social interaction, and social cognition. This type of communication is often regarded as a form of communication that is unwritten and most people seem to possess and express instinctively. Social communication includes elements such as interactions with peers, family members, caregivers, […]

What are Cognitive-Communication Skills?

Cognitive-communication skills are the skills that we use in our communication related to cognition. Cognitive-Communication skills involve the following: Orientation: knowing such things as the date, your name, your current location Attention: the ability to concentrate without getting distracted Perception: recognizing objects, as well as their use Memory: remembering recent events and relevant information Organization […]

How Is Speech Affected By Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease that tends to develop slowly and gradually, in most cases increasingly worsening over several years. As it progresses, Alzheimer’s disease eventually affects most areas of the brain. Skills and abilities related to memory, thinking, cognition, judgment, language, personality, problem-solving, and movement can all be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There […]

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 […]