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Jun 23, 2013 by

Well another year is almost over here in the Northeast.  Many schools are out but because of snow, religious holidays and professional days, one of my districts is in till June 28th.  I haven’t been in school this late since 1974, when I was a student in Detroit Public Schools the year of the strike.  Back then I was brainwashed (not by my parents) to believe it was the teachers fault but now I realize it was much more complicated than that.  That’s a story for another time.  Anyway, come July that didn’t matter, I was a kid and had to go back to school after the 4th of July holiday.  We weren’t a happy bunch and I doubt we got much done. I expect this late last week of school will be fairly...

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Article Review: How Well Can Children Recognize Speech Features in Spectrograms? Comparisons by Age and Hearing Status...

Jun 12, 2013 by

Article Review By Guest Blogger Kayla Perry Title of Article How Well Can Children Recognize Speech Features in Spectrograms? Comparisons by Age and Hearing Status Author:  David J. Ertmer  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Synopsis:  Real-time spectrographic displays (SDs) have been used in speech training for more than 30 years with adults and children who have severe and profound hearing impairments. Despite positive outcomes from treatment studies, concerns remain that the complex and abstract nature of spectrograms may make these speech trainingaids unsuitable for use with children. This investigation examined how well children with normal hearing sensitivity and children with impaired hearing can recognize spectrographic cues for vowels and consonants, and the ages at which these visual cues are distinguished. Sixty children (30 with normal hearing sensitivity, 30 with hearing impairments) in 3 age groups (6–7, 8–9, and 10–11 years) were familiarized with the spectrographiccharacteristics...

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Speech Language Pathology Humor……..A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds...

Jun 6, 2013 by

I will be the first one to admit most Speech Language Pathology Humor is pretty lame.  However, I came across this article and short video and got a huge laugh out of it.  Some day when I have time I’ll have to write an article on the humorous side of our profession. We all know the way our field is going we all need a good laugh. A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds Please like &...

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