Telepractice (AKA telemedicine, teletherapy, telehealth, telespeech, telerehabiliation, virtual speech therapy) is the delivery of health services via a telecommunications system. This service model is becoming increasingly more popular in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Large factors that have driven the use of telepractice are reducing travel time for the client and/or professional and … Continue reading Introduction to Telepractice
Today’s blog post is all about stroke – signs, risks, and types. This post is based off of my video by the same name. Many individuals don’t realize that they are having a stroke because they don’t know the signs. Therefore, it’s important that you know them. Three signature signs are facial drooping, weakness … Continue reading Stroke 101
Adults may undergo speech and language evaluations for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, difficulty pronouncing sounds or words, speaking clearly, retrieving and using familiar words, understanding words they hear, speaking fluently, remembering peoples/places/events, and swallowing. Adult speech and language evaluations may be performed differently depending on the speech-language pathologist (SLP), … Continue reading What to Expect During an Adult Speech and Language Evaluation
School is finally back in session! With every new school year come new stresses, expectations, and faces. In speaking to a few teacher colleagues and friends, it’s become apparent that teachers are often not taught how to communicate with students with disabilities, particularly students who stutter. Without this knowledge, both students and teachers are … Continue reading 5 Tips for Communicating with Students who Stutter
Dysphagia is the term used to describe difficulty with swallowing. The action of swallowing has three phases (oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal) and dysphagia can occur during any of these phases. Dysphagia can occur in both children and adults. Symptoms may include: Coughing after eating Gagging/coughing while eating Leaking of food or liquid from the mouth … Continue reading What is Dysphagia?
I first noticed something was wrong with the left side of my body when I was at a 50s summer concert with my wife Donna. We were holding hands and she noticed my hand tremor; she asked me about it and I blew it off and told her that it happened once in awhile. She … Continue reading Living with Parkinson’s Disease