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Affiliate Highlight: MC Voice and Speech Center
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
The Weight of Being a Caregiver
Caregivers carry a tremendous weight, which is why those on the outer ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
Affiliate Highlight: Harry D Schneider
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
Using Toastmasters to Work on Speech After Aphasia Treatments
You can find Toastmasters clubs across the United States. The public speaking ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
Navigating the Holidays with Aphasia: Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season
Holidays can be a relaxing time full of family and friends, good ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
Affiliate Highlight: Speech Works RI
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Nov 26
Newly Mapped Genes May Hold Keys to ADHD
Millions of American kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. These regions probably affect the central nervous system, the study authors said. The discovery might help scientists develop new treatments for ADHD, which affects more than 9 percent of American childr ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids
Many parents don t recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don t know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities -- and they are highly treatable in most cases, said Elise Davis-McFarland, president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA . Yet, even with all of the information available to today s parents, our members report th ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Why Choo-Choo is Better for Baby's Language Skills Than Train
Baby talk may sound silly, but it speeds infants language development, a new study suggests. Researchers in Scotland recorded people talking to 47 infants whose language development was assessed at ages 9, 15 and 21 months. Tots who more often heard baby talk words like bunny or choo-choo developed bigger vocabularies between 9 and 21 months of age. Words that end in y like tummy and doggy and those that repeat sounds such as choo-choo and night-night had ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Common Chemical Tied to Language Delay in Kids
Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests. Phthalates are in countless products from nail polish and hair spray to food packaging and vinyl flooring. As plasticizers, they make things more pliable as solvents, they enable other substances to dissolve. In the new study, researchers found that the risk for language delay at about age 3 years w ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Early Language Skills Tied to Higher IQ Decades Later
How quickly children pick up language skills may help predict their IQ in middle age, a new Danish study suggests. The researchers found a significant association between IQ test results at age 50 and the speed at which participants achieved a number of developmental milestones in childhood. Most studies of the relationship between the speed of early language development and intelligence later in life have used a short time span, so the possible lifelong a ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26
Recognizing Early Childhood Speech Problems
You eagerly await baby s first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA , many parents don t know common warning signs of speech problems or that they re easier to correct before age 4. At 12 to 24 months, signs of a speech sound disorder include saying p, b, m, h and w incorrectly in words. At 2 ...
Healthday - Mon. Nov 26