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By Ken Bleile
September 30, 2019
Speech has a dual nature, being both an aspect of language and a channel of communication (Hockett, 1960). The dual nature of speech is important to our profession because it is the basis of the conceptual distinction between phonology and articulation…
By Rene L. Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP
August 29, 2019
As I now work with patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), I find myself reflecting on my initial experiences in helping to diagnose and care for them. Briefly, for those unfamiliar with PPA, it is an umbrella term that captures a heterogeneous…
By Ken Bleile
July 30, 2019
Speech is more than talking. To see this, think of all the things that either you could not accomplish, or could only accomplish with much greater effort, if speech did not exist to convey language. Things that speech facilitates include (yes) talking,…
By Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP
June 28, 2019
In today’s recent news was the resignation of Theresa May as the second female Prime Minister of Great Britain. I listened carefully to her speech and was absorbed by her physical deportment. It resonated with me as a recent author and invited presenter…
By Ken M. Bleile
April 30, 2019
Part 5 of 7 Adapted from Speech Sound Disorders: From Class to Clinic, Fourth Edition Because an infant cannot know beforehand which language they must learn, a child is born able to learn any language. This means, for example, that an infant who grows…