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Listening Games for Children with Speech Difficulties

Sixteen suggested listening games for children with speech difficulties. Developing good listening skills and attention control are essential for the further development of speech sounds. The games outlined here are a relatively easy and relaxed way to help young children develop the underpinning skills necessary for speech sound development.

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Speech development, speech disorders, phonetics, phonology, articulation, speech perception...and much more!

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Listening Games for Children with Speech Difficulties

listening games for children with speech difficulties

Sixteen suggested listening games for children with speech difficulties. Developing good listening skills and attention control are essential for the further development of speech sounds. The games outlined here are a relatively easy and relaxed way to help young children develop the underpinning skills necessary for speech sound development.

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S/Z Ratio Below 1.0

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What does an S/Z ratio below 1.0 mean? Research indicates that this may be “normative” in some situations, as there is considerable overlap in the s/z ratios of those with and without laryngeal pathology.

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Job

specialist speech and language therapist job

Specialist speech and language therapists (speech-language pathologists) have additional expert training to work with a particular age group, impairment or communication disorder. They undertake special post-graduate training.

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Speech and Language Therapy Training

speech and language therapy training

A speech and language therapy career requires qualification as a speech and language therapist (speech-language pathologist) by studying an approved speech and language therapy education course. A wide range of subjects are studied, including linguistics, phonetics, anatomy and psychology. Students and speech and language therapists must demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a commitment to life-long learning.

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Personal Skills Required to be a Speech and Language Therapist

Personal Skills Required to be a Speech and Language Therapist

A people person By its nature, speech and language therapy (speech-language pathology) is a people profession that involves a great deal of social interaction. You should, therefore, be someone who likes working with people of all ages. The following are core skills: well-developed interpersonal personal communication skills (able to communicate effectively) ability to engage in […]

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What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

what is a speech and language therapist

A speech and language therapist (speech-language pathologist) assesses, diagnoses and provides therapeutic interventions for people of all ages who are experiencing speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101

Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

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The Causes of Stuttering

The causes of stuttering are unknown but neurological development, parental reaction, trauma and a predisposition to stuttering have all been suggested.