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A New Niche: Accent Reduction Therapy

A growing number of speech pathologists have begun catering to clients whose needs are professional rather than medical. “Speech pathologists are reinventing themselves and looking for new areas and market niches,” says John Pennino, a speech pathologist who offers accent-reduction services. 327 more words

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Therapy Spotlight: Stuttering

As we all know, people stumble over their words every now and then. When most of us are dysfluent, we may feel embarrassed, but we quickly recover from it. 590 more words

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly Challenge

After watching this movie, I challenged myself to complete an hour of no communication: no language, no signing, no mouthing words, nothing. This hour was extremely difficult and frustrating. 358 more words

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Speech Disorders in the Media: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

A prisoner inside his useless body, Juan- Dominique Bauby, could think and reason, smell and hear, but could not speak. While watching this film, I struggled with how to best relate my own life experiences to those of Bauby’s. 499 more words

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The Adventure Begins...

Today is my last day on vacation. Which also means that tomorrow I begin a rather chaotic, but charming year, with 2 back-to-back full time internships, finishing my undergraduate degrees, graduate school prep, and general life prep. 96 more words

Concussion? Concussion.

I’ve had a delay in my thesis research this month. The short explanation is that I fell down some stairs in my apartment complex and hit my head on the sidewalk. 222 more words

Cognitive Dysfunction?

How do you know if you’re experiencing cognitive dysfunction?
Analyzing the two words you have “cognitive” – of or relating to cognition, with cognition being the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses; and “dysfunction” – abnormality or impairment in the function of a specified bodily organ or system. 559 more words