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Speaking Valves in Pediatric Speech Therapy

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource offers information about what speaking valves are and how to place them. A few tips are offered on how to introduce them to children when starting to address voicing and swallowing goals. Video on how to use this resource: Passy-Muir Inc (1989-2015). Passy-Muir Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing And Speaking Valves Patient Education Handbook. […]
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Speech and Phonological Characteristics of Individual Children With a History of Tracheostomy (1999)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
It is well-known that children who have undergone long-term tracheostomy are at risk for developmental delays, including speech delay. This study took a deeper dive to analyze the specific speech production patterns and phonological skills of six participants, aged 2 to 6 years. Each child had undergone tracheostomy before age 8 months for a variety […]
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Delayed or Age Expected: When to Get Your Child Evaluated for Speech Services

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Parent involvement and early detection can help to increase the efficiency of a child’s language development. This resource provides information and a checklist for caregivers, therapists, physicians, and teachers who want help to determine if a referral for evaluation for speech intervention is needed. Video on how to use this resource: Feldman, H. M. (2019). […]
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Therapy Techniques and Activities for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Without a Certification

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Apraxia is a challenging diagnosis, and our field is currently ripe with certifications and specializations for its treatment. This resource provides an overview of techniques and ways to support CAS without spending time or money on a certification. Video on how to use this resource: Maas, E., Gildersleeve-Neumann, C.E., Jakielski, K.J. et al. Motor-Based Intervention […]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Among Children with Autism: Narrative Review and Clinical Recommendations (2022)

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Research of treatment procedures for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and limited verbal ability is an often neglected area of study. Of the studies available, most focus on language skills, however, a subset of children with ASD also have speech impediments.This article was written to guide clinicians in their assessment and treatment of children […]
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Articulation Egg Hunt: Minimal Pairs

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is an interactive game involving /r/ and /l/ minimal pairs in the initial and medial positions of words. Video on how to use this resource:
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Tutorial: Using Visual-Acoustic Biofeedback for Speech Sound Training (2023)

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
There are many methods for promoting speech sound acquisition and generalization of skills in students. This article looks at the use of VAB, which utilizes an acoustic representation of the speech sound, such as a linear predictive coding (LPC) spectrum or spectrogram.  As we all know, American English rhotics are among the most frequently misarticulated […]
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