How to Become a Sign Language Interpreter

Are you considering a career as a sign language interpreter for schools? Becoming a sign language interpreter may be the best choice you ever make. Read on to find out what skills are required and how to become an ASL interpreter.

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LEGOs for Speech Therapy

Since the creation of the interlocking oy bricks in 1949, LEGOs have been a flagship toy across the world. Children of all ages, and even adults, enjoy building with LEGOs. However, LEGOs don’t have to just be used for amusement, they can also be effective tools for speech therapy.

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11 Speech Therapy Rewards (that don’t include candy!)

Finding rewards for speech therapy students can be difficult. The most popular and easiest option for many SLPs is a candy jar or other sweet treat mired in sugar. But is that the best option? 

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Tackling Hypernasality With Speech Therapy

Hypernasality is common in children that have certain preexisting conditions, but what exactly is it? This blog will answer that question and take a deep dive into Hypernasality – from diagnosis to treatment.

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Speaking After a Tracheostomy Removal with Speech Therapy

A tracheostomy is a procedure that helps patients with their ability to breathe. After receiving a tracheostomy, many have questions regarding their ability to speak. This article takes a look at how speech therapy can help a patient recovering from a tracheostomy.

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How to Stop Stuttering – Treatment & Speech Therapy

Stuttering can cause anxiety for children, but there are various ways to control it. From quick fixes to powerful speech therapies, there are many solutions for the different forms of stuttering.

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COVID-19 and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community

The excitement of autumn is all around us as the leaves begin to change. The cooler weather brings about the anticipation of going back to school, family gatherings, and another year of holidays.  For many of us, these changes are a bit out of the ordinary.  Back to school did not look like past years. Holidays and family gatherings will look different. We all seem to be celebrating Halloween daily. 

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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Seniors

Speech therapy is often thought to be mainly used for young children developing their communication abilities. However, students and children are not the only ones that can greatly benefit from speech therapy. In this blog, we dive into why speech intervention for seniors is extremely important and effective in some instances.

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Speech Therapy for Accent Modification

Learning English is challenging as a native speaker. The grammar rules and pronunciations are difficult enough to require lessons in every year of public education. For non-native speakers, who are accustomed to entirely different rules and pronunciations, it is far more difficult. To add to the difficulty of the language itself, foreign English speakers typically retain a noticeable accent that can make communication more difficult. It is also possible for people who have spoken English their entire lives to have a pronounced accent indicative of the region they were raised in. Read More

Understanding the Benefits of Group Speech Therapy

Whether we realize it or not, our speech and social skills are closely linked. The ability to communicate effectively in a social setting is often overlooked but it’s a necessary skill for children to learn. Some children may have no issues playing, sharing, or communicating with classmates and teachers; while other children may have such a difficulty that it inhibits their ability to perform well academically and socially. Read More