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This Speech Therapist Taught Her Dog How to Really Speak

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What happens when a curious speech-language pathologist is living with an equally curious puppy? You get a dog learning to speak, of course! And this isn't just another dog 'woofing' at the sight of a dog treat, either. Christina Hunger (26) taught Stella, her two-month-old Catahoula/Blue Heeler mix, to use a soundboard and now the clever pup uses it to speak in sentences!

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Better Handwriting Skills Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

People may think that handwriting is a basic skill most children pick up in school, observing how students often use handwriting to take notes during class, work on take-home assignments, or answer essay questions on a test. However, they probably wouldn't associate poor handwriting skills with a decline in school performance.

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Can Physical Therapy be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In the injury management and treatment context, not only can the overuse of physical therapy be an expensive practice, but it may also slow the return to work process of affected staff members.

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Public vs Private Speech therapy - Which is Better for You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

According to a research done by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1 out of 12 children in the US aged between 3 and 7 has experienced a voice, speech, language or swallowing disorder in the last 12 months. This clearly shows that speech disorder is a common phenomenon among our children.

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5 Facts to Introduce Speech and Language Services to Parents

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Parents can become overwhelmed when they're facing the possibility their child may need speech and language services from school.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

Evolution of Speech Through Orangutans

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

One of the necessary parts of speech is voice control, the unique ability to engage our vocal folds to produce sounds at will. Great Apes were believed to be as limited to voice control as other mammals, only being able to produce reflective screams or cries. Recent research has shown that the Orangutans might not be far behind.

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Fairytale Physical Therapy: A Combination of Entertainment and Healing

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

All kids love fairytales, and children who are in the hospital are no exception. Now, one group has come up with a way to combine fairytales, physical therapy and even arts and crafts.

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Children with a Disability Can Now Have a Lookalike Doll

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2019 11:37:23 AM

In this age of Barbie dolls, many little girls (and boys) come to feel that they have to look a certain way in order to be accepted by society. So what happens when a child has a disability? What if they have birthmarks, skin conditions, amputations or any other condition which results in their looking different from other kids their age?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Adaptive Clothing for the Differently Abled at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In some ways, fashion is the original art form because it uses a canvas that everyone possesses: the human body. And, as we know, all human bodies are different. They come in different colors, shapes and sizes. This doesn't prevent people from wanting to be fashionable and to look good. Now, the Runway of Dreams foundation is bringing fashion to people with disabilities with their catchy motto, "Where there's a will, there's a runway."

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How Occupational Therapy On-The-Go is Changing Lives

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that specializes in helping people with daily life skills, work, or recreational activities. In other words, occupational therapists help people with disabilities to live a meaningful life and perform everyday duties to the best of their abilities. They make lives easier and children with special needs more independent.

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