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What Johnny Cash Taught Me About People We Are Leaving Behind
I tell you what... the show is being recorded and televised for England and uh they told me, they said uh you gotta do this song, you gotta do that song, you gotta stand like this or act like this. They just don t get it man, I m here to do what you want me to do and what I want to do. -- Johnny Cash at San Quentin prison On February 24, 1969, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Johnny Cash, recorded an album in San Quentin State Pri ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1
The X-Rated Three-Year-Old
My younger son Henry recently reported that his two-year-old son, who is just developing language skills, has been diagnosed with hearing problems brought on by frequent ear infections, just as Henry himself had at that age. I wasn t sure I should tell him to get ready to have an X-rated toddler. For at least a year there, I couldn t take my F-word-spouting child into polite company. Such were Henry s speech problems that when he was three, he really could ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1
What I Learned From My Son Who Wouldn't Speak
When I became a mom the second time around, I thought I d be more laid-back than I was with my first child. And for a while, I was. Baby 2 nursed beautifully. He slept beautifully. He crawled at nine months. And not long after crawling, he walked, then ran. He hit all of his milestones right on time. All but one. For nearly two years, my son didn t talk. Not much, anyway. He said a few words Mama. Dada. Ball. No. But while my oldest son had been talking in ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17
The X-Rated Three-Year-Old
My younger son Henry recently reported that his two-year-old son, who is just developing language skills, has been diagnosed with hearing problems brought on by frequent ear infections, just as Henry himself had at that age. I wasn t sure I should tell him to get ready to have an X-rated toddler. For at least a year there, I couldn t take my F-word-spouting child into polite company. Such were Henry s speech problems that when he was three, he really could ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
Choosing A Therapist For My Child
As a parent of a child with special needs and an Occupational Therapist, I know that one of the most important and difficult decisions we are asked to make is choosing a therapist for our child. It can be any type of therapist occupational, speech, physical, psychologist, counselor, etc. It isn t easy to determine what qualities and qualifications we need to look for. It can be, at its best, stressful and at its worst, detrimental to our children. Take a d ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
What I Learned From My Son Who Wouldn't Speak
When I became a mom the second time around, I thought I d be more laid-back than I was with my first child. And for a while, I was. Baby 2 nursed beautifully. He slept beautifully. He crawled at nine months. And not long after crawling, he walked, then ran. He hit all of his milestones right on time. All but one. For nearly two years, my son didn t talk. Not much, anyway. He said a few words Mama. Dada. Ball. No. But while my oldest son had been talking in ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
Holding Another Person's Hope
Hope is heavy. It can sometimes become unbearable for the person going ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Jun 1
Affiliate Highlight: Word of Mouth
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Jun 1
Why People Around the World Trip Over Their Tongues Sometimes
Can t quite spit out the right, uh, word at times A new study helps explain why. European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech in different languages from around the world. They included English and Dutch speakers as well as conversation from people in the Amazon rainforest, Siberia, the Himalayas and the Kalahari desert. We discovered that in this diverse sample of languages, there is a robust tendency for slow-down effects b ...
Healthday - Fri. Jun 1
Study reveals brain activity patterns underlying fluent speech
When we speak, we engage nearly 100 muscles, continuously moving our lips, jaw, tongue, and throat to shape our breath into the fluent sequences of sounds that form our words and sentences. A new study by UC San Francisco scientists reveals how these complex articulatory movements are coordinated in the brain. The new research reveals that the brain s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Circles of Support
There are the people who are members of your aphasia squad, who ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. May 28
Affiliate Highlight: Adult Speech Therapy Services
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. May 28