How to communicate after a laryngectomy
The ability to speak is a complex procedure that involves several parts of the body. These include the mouth, the articulators (tongue, teeth, hard palate, soft palate, lips), the respiratory..
What is Cluttering? Cluttering is a fluency disorder where an individual speaks at a rapid rate, and/or with an irregular speaking rate and demonstrates excessive dysfluencies such as blocks, repetitions, prolongations, etc. Other..
Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)
What is VPD? Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD) is a condition where the velopharyngeal valve does not close consistently and completely during speech sound production. Three Types of VPD Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI):..
Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children with Specific Language Impairments
Introduction This article focuses on grammatical morphology (i.e. omission of copulas, auxiliaries, articles, regular tense inflections) because it is heavily researched in the field and is a consistent deficit in..
Hearing Loss in Children with Down Syndrome
Hearing loss is prevalent in the Down syndrome population for a variety of reasons. Primarily, there are abnormalities present in the Eustachian tube, ossicular anomalies and remnant tissue in the..