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Understanding Broca’s Aphasia

Individuals with Broca’s aphasia have trouble speaking fluently but their comprehension can be relatively preserved. This type of aphasia is also known as non-fluent or expressive aphasia. Patients have difficulty producing grammatical sentences..

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Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Normal Velopharyngeal Function To understand velopharyngeal dysfunction, you need to first understand normal velopharyngeal function for speech. The velopharyngeal valve is very important for normal speech production. This valve is..

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Dysphonia refers to having an abnormal voice. It is also known as hoarseness. Dysphonia has many causes which are detailed below. Changes to the voice can occur suddenly or gradually..

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The Importance of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Most people already breathe this way when they are relaxed. However, a lot of people take shallow breaths that do not engage the diaphragm very much. Diaphragmatic breathing uses the..

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SLP’s role in Pierre Robin Syndrome

Breathing ○Signs of airway blockage: rapid breathing, stridor, sweating, restlessness, irritability, cyanosis ○Most babies with PRS outgrow breathing problems by 6-8 months ○Treatment may include special sleep positioning, oxygen and/or..

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