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Who is The Stuttering Foundation?

by VocoVision on April 21, 2017

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stuttering resourcesIf you stutter, have a child who stutters, or work with children who stutter, you know how hard it can be to communicate with others. It’s a situation that often leaves a person feeling “less than” other people, not being good enough or even equal to their peers. Malcolm Fraser knew all too well how that felt and worked to begin a non-profit organization that is now known as The Stuttering Foundation. Today we want to share with you the history and the purpose of this fantastic organization. [continue reading…]

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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients

by VocoVision on February 24, 2017

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parkinsons disease speech therapyParkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly develops as the brain loses the ability to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine plays a major role in rewarding our brains with feel-good chemicals in response to things like sex, motivation, addiction, and attention. It’s also responsible for starting movement and is involved in a host of other bodily functions like nausea, kidney function, and heart function. When dopamine production goes awry in people with Parkinson’s, disease, patients can experience difficulties with movement in different parts of the body: gait, balance, speech, swallowing and digestion. A well-trained speech language pathologist can help to mitigate many of these issues to allow people with Parkinson’s disease to lead fuller lives. [continue reading…]

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Fluency (Stuttering) Intervention through Telepractice

by Nate Cornish on October 3, 2014

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Stuttering, or “Dysfluency,” is a complex speech issue that about 5% of children experience at some point in their development. Most of those kids move past it by late childhood; however, about 1% of the population continues to experience stuttering long-term, (Craig et al., 2002). Although we are still learning about what causes stuttering, we do know that a variety of factors impact how it is expressed. [continue reading…]

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