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4 Years 2&3 Months: Communication grants Belle the independence she desires

4 Years 2 Months Belle is doing well despite our crazy busy schedule and lack of consistency with her oral motor exercises.  She is not regressing in any way, but I can’t say that I have seen significant gains in her speech clarity this month.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint, right?  Her congestion has returned in full… read more

Brain Stem Stroke: A Case Study

This case study was originally posted in Advance for Speech & Hearing on November 14, 2016. Retrieved from http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Brain-Stem-Stroke-A-Case-Study.aspx Author: Gabrielle Zimmer, MS, CCC-SLP Brain Stem Stroke: A Case Study Rebuilding communication one subsystem at a time. Where do you start when a client understands everything that is said but has no way to communicate back to you?… read more

Ask A Therapist: Tongue Tip Elevation in Moebius syndrome

When people need help with therapy or products, we put TalkTools® Instructors to work and then publish the exchange for anyone in the same situation to get help, too. This question is from Danielle, by Facebook message. Hello, I was wondering if you could possibly help me. My six-year-old son has Moebius syndrome and recently had facial reanimation… read more

Tongue Ties and Speech Sound Disorders: What Are We Overlooking?

“The conversation for tongue tie in the speech pathology community is growing louder among some groups of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) (ASHA Leader, 2015). An ASHA literature search has suggested a correlation between tongue ties and difficulty producing lingual alveolar phonemes (Merkel-Walsh & Jahn, 2014). Furthermore, Eschler, Klein, and Overby (2010) indicated that SLPs’ diagnostic criteria,… read more

Some of the best presents cannot be put in a box!

“That will be five dollars to get into the game.” Weird how those ten words can make me think. Okay, perhaps you might need a bit of background information here. I heard those words as I entered my ten-year-old son’s basketball game this past Saturday. I had not heard those words since last year’s basketball… read more