When is a lisp no longer cute?

Nov 11

When is a lisp no longer cute?

A lisp is a relatively common speech disorder in which a person has trouble pronouncing the sounds of the letters “s” and “z.” The toddler that says “pleathe” is really cute, but how do you decide when the lisp is no longer cute?   And why on earth does the word “lisp” contain an /s/? 😛   There are a number of factors to...

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Auditory Workout – App Review

Nov 04

Auditory Workout – App Review

Developer:  Virtual Speech Center Price:             $19.99         Processing of Auditory information is a difficulty that affects so many aspects of language development and the ability to address this difficulty in an authentic learning environment is an ongoing challenge for therapists working with these children. All too often,...

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11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Oct 08

11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Good readers employ strategies before, during, and after reading that help them comprehend text. As I mentioned in my last post “Causes of reading comprehension difficulties,” struggling readers do not understand why they have difficulty comprehending. There is however, no definitive set of strategies for remediation of reading comprehension difficulties and...

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12 Games to Improve your Memory

Jul 23

12 Games to Improve your Memory

It must be remembered that everyone has a learning style that is best suited to them. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles, as...

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How to improve your memory

Jul 16

How to improve your memory

Auditory memory is highly correlated with achievement and learning and although auditory memory capacity is genetically determined, and therefore unlikely to change, it is possible to improve academic performance by improving the efficiency of existing capacity using memory intervention techniques.   Fundamental to the ability to recall information are the...

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Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

Jul 09

Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

The frustration of talking to children where information goes “in one ear and out the other” is common to both teachers and parents. But for children with a poor auditory memory, this statement is pretty close to the truth. Auditory Working Memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such...

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