Tag: speech & hearing

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Brain Patterns Can Predict Patterns of Speech

Research from Stanford University reveals new contextual clues Neurons in the brain’s motor cortex previously thought of as active mainly during hand and arm movements also light up during speech in a way that is similar to patterns of brain activity linked to these…

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Can You Speak To Me Now? 

Clinical evidence shows that more of today’s toddlers are experiencing language delays. Are the use of Smartphones and other electronics to blame? Sitting comfortably on the couch, mommy and daddy go unaware of their attention-seeking 1 year old. He’s a bouncy little boy, but…

New Research Investigates Comprehension of Speech 

Often assumed, but rarely understood, speech comprehension is a mystery The idea of the capacity of human beings to comprehend language is a great mystery to the world at large, and even professionals have many unanswered questions. How do children become so proficient is…

ASHA Provides Ten Facts for Families

Back-to-School information for parents and caregivers Another school year is upon us, and for thousands of families that means an initial foray into the world of being treated for language, speech or hearing disorders in a school environment. ASHA proudly stated that 8 of…

ASHA News

On the lookout for seasonal hearing hazards This summer, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is urging parents and caregivers to be mindful of seasonal hearing hazards that could put children at risk for noise-induced hearing loss.  Chief among these hazards—which are especially prominent during…

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