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By Evette Edmister, PhD
July 16, 2021
Considering Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be a little daunting at first. You may be asking yourself, “How do I get started?” If so, keep reading. How Do I Get Started? Follow these five steps. 1. Locate Resources.…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
June 18, 2021
Perception training is part of most approaches to treatment sounds (Williams, McLeod, & McCauley, 2010). Discrimination training (helping a child hear the difference between sounds) is the traditional view of perception training. Established by clinical…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
May 14, 2021
As speech-language pathologists, we know [s] is an alveolar consonant produced with the folds of the larynx apart, the air flowing over the tongue, and the tongue tip either raised or lowered behind the front teeth. Our challenge is, how do we convey that…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
April 16, 2021
Adult speech has the power to transform the noise in a child’s world into a ladder for learning. Speech that facilitates learning holds a child’s interest, changes in response to a child’s shifts in attention, and adjusts to accommodate a child’s…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
March 12, 2021
Speech knowledge refers to how similar a treatment sound is compared to other sounds a child makes. If you select a treatment sound only slightly different from other sounds the child already produces, you are following a most knowledge method. If you…