Neurogenic Communication Disorders & Communication Competency

Aural Rehabilitation/Auditory Rehabilitation Benefits after Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implant.

Aural rehabilitation, often known as auditory rehabilitation or AR, is a critical step for people who have received hearing aids or cochlear implants. It is a specialized therapy program designed to help persons with hearing loss improve their communication skills and, as a result, their quality...

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What is Cluttering?

Introduction

Cluttering is a communication disorder that often goes unrecognized and misunderstood. While it shares similarities with stuttering, cluttering is characterized by rapid and disorganized speech, making it challenging for individuals to articulate their thoughts effectively. However,...

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Stuttering: How Speech Therapy Helps Adults

Introduction

Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While often associated with childhood, it is important to recognize that stuttering can persist into adulthood, posing various challenges in both personal and professional lives. However, thanks to the field...

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Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Speech Language Pathology

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a complex and sometimes misunderstood condition that affects a person's ability to process and interpret auditory information. While there is no cure for CAPD, speech language pathology plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of the...

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Understanding Speech Language Pathology for Adults and Geriatrics

Speech Language Pathology, also known as Speech Therapy, is a field of healthcare that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. While most people associate speech therapy with children, it is equally important for adults and geriatrics...

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Treating Swallowing Disorders in Adults and Geriatrics

Swallowing is a complex process that involves multiple muscles and nerves to move food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia, can impact anyone at any age, but it is more common in older adults and those with certain medical conditions....

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Regaining Speech and Swallowing after Removal of the Larynx

Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the larynx or voice box. This procedure is usually performed to treat cancer of the larynx. As a result of the surgery, patients lose their ability to speak and swallow normally. However, with the help of speech therapy and...

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The SLP Role in Managing Lymphedema due to Head/Neck Cancer

Lymphedema is one of the most common side effects of head and neck cancer treatment. It is a condition where excess lymphatic fluid accumulates in the tissues, leading to swelling and discomfort. This can be a difficult condition to manage, but speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play an...

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Say It Loud: Empowering Adults with Dysarthria Through Speech Therapy

Communication is an essential part of life, and for some adults, it can be a challenge due to a condition called dysarthria. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that affects the muscles used for speech. It can make it difficult for individuals to speak clearly, making it hard for others to...

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Maximizing Your Brain's Potential: The Science Behind Cognitive-Linguistic-Based Skills
  • Have you ever wondered how some people seem to effortlessly pick up new skills or learn a new language, while others struggle to even remember basic vocabulary? The answer may lie in cognitive-linguistic-based skills.

What are cognitive-linguistic-based skills?

Cognitive-linguistic-based skills...

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Are you Struggling with Social Interactions? Here are some Tips.

Social interactions can be challenging for many people, especially those who struggle with communication difficulties. Whether it's trouble with social cues, understanding nonverbal communication, or just feeling anxious in social situations, there are many obstacles that can make it difficult to...

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Innovative Techniques for Communication Competency: The SLP Neuro Care Difference

When it comes to communication competency, there are many different approaches and techniques that can be used to help individuals improve their abilities. However, one approach that is gaining popularity in recent years is the application of neuroscience informed tools and techniques. In this ...

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When Difficulties in Expressing Yourself Clearly Leads to Misunderstanding or Miscommunication

Effective communication is a critical component of any successful relationship, whether it be personal, professional or social. When we communicate, we exchange ideas, thoughts, and feelings, and it helps us to build a deeper understanding and connection with others. However, when communication...

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Speech Therapy for Adults: 10 Ways Speech Therapy can Improve your Cognitive Skills

Speech therapy is often associated with helping individuals develop better communication skills. However, it can also be a powerful tool for improving cognitive abilities. Cognitive skills refer to our mental processes that allow us to learn, think, and remember information. Speech therapy can ...

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Executive Functions for Adults: How Speech Language Pathologists Can Help

Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) can help improve Executive Functions in a few different ways. Executive functioning refers to the cognitive processes that are responsible for planning, organizing, initiating, and completing tasks. Speech therapists can work with individuals to develop...

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How to Increase Communicative Effectiveness of Complex and Abstract Ideas

Communicating complex and abstract ideas can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can use to increase your communicative effectiveness and speak more clearly and fluently. Here are some tips:

1. Know your audience: Understanding who you're speaking to can help you tailor your...

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The Tragedy of Isolation due to Acquired Communication Disorders: A Call to Action

The devastating effects of acquired communication disorders on individuals and families cannot be overstated. These disorders, which can result from stroke, traumatic brain injury, degenerative diseases, or other causes, can rob individuals of their ability to communicate with others, leaving...

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Cognitive Linguistic skills for Participating Socially

Cognitive linguistic skills can play an important role in participating socially in a functional living environment. Here are some of the ways in which these skills can be helpful:

1. Communication and language skills: Being able to communicate effectively and understand others is critical...

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How Cognitive Linguistic Skills promote Safety.

Cognitive linguistic skills can promote the maintenance of safety in several ways. Here are some examples:

1. Attention and concentration: Cognitive linguistic skills such as attention and concentration are essential for maintaining safety. Being able to focus on the task at hand and avoid...

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Tips for Effective Communication of Wants and Needs

Effective communication of wants and needs is essential for building healthy relationships with conversational partners. Here are some tips for communicating wants and needs effectively:

1. Be clear and specific: When expressing your wants and needs, it is important to be clear and specific. Use...

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The Powerful Benefits of Cognitive-Linguistic-Based Skills and How to Develop Them

As humans, our ability to communicate effectively is vital to our daily lives. It is through communication that we express our thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The development of functional cognitive-linguistic-based skills is an important aspect of communication that enables us to understand,...

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March is the Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a major cause of disability and death, with survivors often experiencing long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments.

One of the most common impairments associated with TBI is speech...

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When Your Brain Fails You: Coping with Neurocognitive Impairments

Have you ever experienced a moment when you couldn't remember someone's name or lost your train of thought in the middle of a conversation? These moments are frustrating, but they're usually temporary and don't significantly impact our daily lives. However, for some people, these moments may be ...

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