Communication Matters

Development Success: Your Child's Team of Professionals

Bridgid M. Whitford Au.D, CCC-A | Posted on February 02, 2018
 
Mom and baby.jpgAs a parent, you will always want what is best for your child.  At times, however, you may not be certain where to turn for help when a problem arises. Be assured - there are numerous professionals available to assist. Following is a helpful list you may refer to when determining your next steps.
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Tags: Support, Caregiving

What is a Speech-Language Disorder?

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech. A communication disorder may range in severity from mild to profound.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stroke, Stuttering

What is Stuttering and How is it Treated?

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Teens, Stuttering

What is a Hearing Communication Disorder?

Bridgid M. Whitford Au.D, CCC-A | Posted on February 02, 2018

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech. A communication disorder may range in severity from mild to profound.

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Tags: Hearing Aids, Communication, Hearing, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss

FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

The Speech Language Pathologists at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) are experts with children and teenagers who stutter.  As defined by The Stuttering Foundation, “Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables”. Over 3 million Americans stutter, including well known people such as Ed Sheeran, Emily Blunt, Darren Sproles, and Tiger Woods. CHSC has developed a therapy program called FACEtime: Fluency Attitude and Communication Effectiveness.  FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently.

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Tags: Speech, Communication, Teens, Stuttering

February 17th Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

Anna Margaret “Annie” Glenn is the widow of astronaut and Senator John Glenn. She suffered from a severe stutter for most of her life. Once she received treatment, and overcame her disorder, she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities and communication disorders. In 2016, Governor John Kasich passed a law naming February 17th (Annie’s birthday) as Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day in the State of Ohio.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stuttering

What is a Communication Disorder?

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech. A communication disorder may range in severity from mild to profound.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stroke, Hearing Loss, Stuttering

American Sign Language Interpreter Workshops

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

The Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) has launched a new initiative beginning in February 2018. CCDHH will offer their first accredited American Sign Language interpreter workshop with a focus on medical interpreting. If well received and attended by the interpreting community, it is our hope that this will become an ongoing project with interpreter trainings provided more regularly. By creating these workshops, CCDHH hopes to increase professional development opportunities for interpreters in the greater Cleveland area. Currently, interpreters in our area in pursuit of continuing education credits are limited to on-line courses or they must travel a distance (even out of state) to obtain the credits to maintain their licensure and/or increase their knowledge.

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Tags: Communication, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, American Sign Language, Interpreting, ASL Interpreter, ASL

Happy Birthday Helen Newell Garfield

Sharon Dundee | Posted on January 01, 2018

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Tags: Audiology, Communication, Hearing, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss

Caregiver Support Group Meets at CHSC

Angela Gartner, Editor, NEO Parent Magazine | Posted on January 01, 2018

A group of women sit together at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center in Cleveland while their loved ones complete their weekly stroke support group session.

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Tags: Speech, Communication, Support, Stroke, Caregiving, Brain Injury