Communication Matters

7 Ways to Help the Child Who Stutters

Sharon Dundee | Posted on April 04, 2018

Compiled by Barry Guitar, Ph.D. and Edward G. Conture, Ph.D.

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stuttering

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

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