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Speech Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease? Huntington’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that is caused by a defective gene. It affects the center of the brain by damaging nerve cells. The areas that are most significantly impacted by Huntington’s Disease are controlling the movement of the body, cognitive and thinking skills, and mood regulation. Huntington’s Disease […]

How Does Memory Affect Speech?

While speech and memory aren’t exactly directly related, children and adults with language or communication difficulties can also often struggle to recall certain information. This is especially true in cases where challenges with speech are a result of cognitive impairments. There are many strategies and exercises that can be used to help improve speech and […]

What is PROMPT Therapy?

PROMPT therapy is a unique holistic tactile/kinesthetic approach to speech therapy. Therapists use touch cues on the lips, jaws, tongue, and vocal cords. They use this technique to help shape and support proper movement and placement of the vocal organs, known as articulators, and include the lips, tongue, hard palate, and teeth. PROMPT therapy was […]

Speech Therapist Facts

What is Speech Therapy? Speech therapy is the process of assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of communication problems, from lisps and stutters to executive function and language disorders, to name a few. This process is designed and led by a speech-language pathologist, often referred to as a speech therapist.  The goal of speech […]

Speech Recognition Frustration and Communication Skills

With speech and voice recognition software like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa becoming a larger part of our technological interactions, optimizing user experience is at the forefront of developing and improving this type of technology. Struggling to get good results with this technology can be frustrating, especially for those who speak with an accent, stutter, […]