What is a Voice Disorder?

Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com A voice disorder refers to any condition that affects the normal production, quality, pitch, loudness, or resonance of the voice, leading to difficulties in communication or discomfort when speaking. Voice disorders can result from various causes, including vocal misuse or abuse, vocal fold pathologies, neurological conditions, hormonal changes, and … Continue reading What is a Voice Disorder?

Similarities & Differences Between Apraxia & Dysarthria

What is Apraxia and Dysarthria? Apraxia and dysarthria are both speech disorders, but they differ in their underlying causes and symptoms. Apraxia is a motor speech disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain responsible for planning and coordinating the movements needed for speech. Individuals with apraxia may have difficulty initiating and … Continue reading Similarities & Differences Between Apraxia & Dysarthria

What Parents Should Know About Communication Disorders

Photo by Caleb Oquendo Lets first address this question, "What are the different talking/speaking issues that my child can have?" Articulation or Phonological disorders: These two are speech sound disorder in which a child has difficulty making certain sounds correctly. They may omit sounds or improperly alter them during speech, substitute sounds, or add sounds … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Communication Disorders

Nevada and Fluency Therapy

https://videopress.com/v/JEf0m9we?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Nevada has several speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in autism, literacy, feeding, etc., however, there isn't one Board Certified Specialist in Fluency (BCS-F) in the entire state. Thankfully, Israel Montano (Izzy), is on course to obtaining this certification and is well suited to provide top quality fluency therapy to any person in Nevada via … Continue reading Nevada and Fluency Therapy

Treating Disfluencies

The first thing to keep in mind when developing fluent speech is that none of us will ever have 100% fluency when conversating throughout the day. On average, people are about 3% disfluent. Second thing to keep in mind is that fluency techniques must be practiced consistently overtime. Stuttering does not resolve itself over a … Continue reading Treating Disfluencies

Talking To Your Baby

The most important thing to do when talking to your baby is bombarding them with lots of language. Talk about everything! Do it in a way that is animated and interesting. You’re going to look goofy, if you don’t, you’re doing it wrong ;). Do your best to use short sentences or two-word phrases (e.g., … Continue reading Talking To Your Baby