Speech, Language, and the Literacy Link

Speech, Language, and the Literacy Link

When children have problems acquiring language or have language delays, they are at high risk for difficulty in learning to read and write, and to listen and speak.  Problems in language can occur in comprehension and expression, or even in the components of language...
Unintelligible Speech

Unintelligible Speech

Recently, the primary concern of parents of 3 to 4-year old children who have contacted our clinic, has been unintelligible or unclear speech. They often state, “I can’t understand what he’s (she’s) saying!” and wonder if anything can be done to clear up...
Healthy Hearing and Speech-Language Development

Healthy Hearing and Speech-Language Development

More and more often, parents have reported that their child’s last hearing “test” was their newborn hearing screening (shortly after birth). Every child should have a formal hearing evaluation between the ages of 24-30 months, or sooner if hearing difficulties are...
What is Parkinson’s Disease?

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that predominately affects dopamine-producing neurons (nerve cells) in a specific area of the brain called the substantia nigra.  These neurons break down and no longer produce chemical “messengers” called dopamine....
Has your swallowing function changed?

Has your swallowing function changed?

Changes in swallowing function such as swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) often occur with neurological disorders, other medical conditions such as stroke and brain injuries, may cause swallowing difficulty (dysphagia).  Swallowing disorders can also occur with the...