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EPSY 328 Communication Disorders

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Teachers Portal. Your voice and Good Vocal Hygiene. Your voice is the result of many mechanisms working together. Your voice is affected by the things you ask it to do on a daily basis, and can be affected by the environment. Symptoms of voice disorder include: Complete loss of voice, vocal fatigue, hoarseness, breathiness, a husky quality, a squeaky sound, a harsh/strained quality, reduced pitch, loudness, and a reduction of vocal range or flexibility. When we talk about vocal hygiene, we are talking about increasing or decreasing behaviours and/or exposure to certain environments that promote a good voice and facilitate verbal communication. A healthy voice results from a combination of healthy voice behaviours and a healthy environment. Good vs. poor vocal hygiene Things to remember about your voice Take-home exercises The cow-grazer (helps relax lower jaw and upper neck) Head and neck rolls (helps to relax neck, shoulders, and upper chest muscles) In a comfortable sitting position, tilt your head to the left side toward your shoulder.

Acoustically Friendly classroom checklist. Voice-academy. Notes to the Teacher. Download Notes to the Teacher brochure. Watch Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers. Download a copy of the Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers handbook. 8 Tips for Teachers. Famous People Who Stutter Teachers often report difficulty in knowing what to do about a child who stutters in the classroom. For example... Should he be expected to give oral reports, read out loud, or answer questions? The pre-school and kindergarten child All children in this age group are busily learning to talk. If you are concerned that there may be a problem of stuttering developing with one of these children, don't pay any special attention to the child at this point.

Also, talk to the parents about their opinion of the problem so that you know whether this is typical speech behavior for him. The elementary school child There are children in this age group who not only repeat and prolong sounds markedly, but also struggle and become tense and frustrated in their efforts to talk. Answering questions Teasing.

Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids. Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids. Gillon Phonological Awareness Training programme - Prof Gail Gillon - People - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand. Top 10 Resources on Phonological and Phonemic Awareness. Phonemic Inventories Across Languages. Languages across the world have unique phonemic systems. For individuals learning English as a second language, it is common for the phonemic system of their first language to influence the production of sounds in English. Please remember that dialectal differences exist for each language and should be considered when using the phonemic charts.

The Speech Accent Archive has a number of phonemic inventories available. Phonemic Inventories ASHA has compiled resources on the phonemic systems for the following languages: Amharic Arabic Arabic Phonemic Inventory [PDF] Cultural Profiles and Resources for Service Providers Bosnian The Bosnians [PDF] Burmese Burmese Phonemic Inventory Refugees from Burma [PDF] Chinese Dialects English English Phonemic Inventory [PDF] Dialect An Introduction to Jamaican Culture for Rehabilitation Service Providers Haitian Creole Hindi Hmong Korean An Introduction to Korean Culture for Rehabilitation Service Providers Pashto and Persian The Afghans [PDF] Russian Spanish Somali Tagalog Turkish. Worksheets: Consonants, Clusters and Vowels. Worksheets: Consonants, Clusters and Vowels Details Created: Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:58 Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:42 This resource page contains many examples of picture-and-word work sheets intended for use in speech-language pathology intervention.

The sheets were made in Microsoft Word, using copyright-free pictures and stock photos, mainly from Microsoft Clip Art and Media, and converted into portable document files (pdfs) using Adobe Acrobat. The vocabulary represents (non-rhotic) Australian English pronunciation, and although most of the words and minimal pairs will 'work' in other dialects of English you may need to discard some. SLPs/SLTs and students are invited to use these worksheets and other resources when working with children with speech sound disorders. Please read this before downloading pdf or pptx files Please avoid downloading the same file multiple times as it increases my bandwidth usage and drives up my costs. Aspiration Trick for /p/ Chaining for /k/ Articulation and Phonology - Language, Speech and Hearing. Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties and Disabilities - Publications Centre. Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence | Resource Gallery of Interventions.

Educational Resources for Special Needs. Communication is key to human interaction. Children and adults with communication issues often lack the information and/or skills to communicate effectively which can lead to a variety of social and behavioral difficulties. This section is designed to target some of the most basic functions of communication that need individualized, direct instruction and support. It is important to recognize that for individuals with communication disorders, these skills generally are not “picked up” over time by watching others. Instead, they should be systematically addressed by offering the student a chance to understand the purpose for the skill and teaching the steps to take in order to execute the skill. The use of graphic organizers and other visual aids can be extremely helpful in making this abstract concept more concrete and easier to understand.

Kansas Technical Assistance Network (TASN) Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports Resource Center. ReadWriteThink. VOICE - Teachers and Parents. Communication Needs: Vocabulary Selection. Determining Appropriate Vocabulary Begin with the following activity to create a communication board: Draw a 4 x 8 grid on a piece of paper Write at least 16 vocabulary items into your grid you think your student/child needs to communicate Think about vocabulary that is "functional" Look at the vocabulary you selected. Did you have any of the following? Eat _______drink_______ bathroom Frequently, eat, drink and bathroom are among the first vocabulary items chosen by parents and professionals. Communication boards are then constructed to represent these messages and the child does not use them.

Taking a closer look at this scenario, we typically find that the child's basic needs such as eating, drinking and toileting are taken care of regardless of whether they request it or not. Motivation Formula Bruce Baker developed the following formulation to identify the factors inherent in communication motivation. Motivation: Refers to how much the student wants to communicate this message.

Example. SETT Documents. About Universal Design for Learning. Success For Kids With Hearing Loss Mild Hearing Loss and Learning - Success For Kids With Hearing Loss. Mild Hearing Loss Accommodations for the Child with Mild Hearing Loss Article Hearing Aids for Children Should Not Carry a Social Stigma. An interesting insight and findings on the difference hearing aids make for children with “mild” hearing loss. Mild Hearing Loss has been written for parents and other caregivers.

This handout encourages parents to take the presence of mild hearing loss and the need for action seriously. Slight loss (20 dB) Mild loss (30 dB) Relationship of Hearing Loss to Listening and Learning Needs – Mild Loss– This single-page handout can be used to assist in planning a young child’s transition to school. Research on Listening with a Mild Hearing Loss One of the concerns for children born with mild hearing loss is that the auditory cortex portion of the brain will be less developed, especially if no hearing aids are worn from early infancy or if the child doesn’t receive hearing aids until school age.

Educational Outcomes and Mild Hearing Loss. Educating Educators About ABI. Resources. LINKS Thank you for visiting Project LEARNet. Below we have compiled a list of helpful sources. Please take a moment to explore the websites that interest you. Brain Injury Basics Brain Injury, Athletics and Special Ed Disability Advocacy Brain Injury & Pediatrics Brain Injury Basics 1. PBS-Nova Science Now-Brain Trauma Video and Information 2. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-General TBI Information 3. CDC-Glasgow Coma Scale 4. OAFCCD PARENT RESOURCES. Natural Language Intervention Techniques 1. Correction through Modelling Child: You know we was saved by the sting of a wasp cause we ran.

Parent/Teacher: You were saved from the sting of a wasp. It's a good thing all of you were fast runners. 2. Expansion Child: They're looking in here. Parent/Teacher: A bunch of janitors just walked by and looked in? Example of Modelling and Expansion together: Child: We were jogging for the minutes and I was talking to him as I go 'round. Parent/Teacher: So you were jogging for 5 minutes and you were talking to him as you went around the track. 3. Child: Jim gave me this stuff for Biology. Parent/Teacher: Jim gave you his book and notes. 4. Child: This guy what lost his mitts thought someone stole them. Parent/Teacher: The guy who lost his mitts thought they were stolen. Child: They have this new thing at school, uh it's for Valentines Day. Parent/Teacher: You have a computer dating service.

Child: The day was a long time coming. Parent Index Disclaimer. Information for Families: Helping Children Who have Word Retrieval Difficulties. Information for Families: Helping Children Who have Word Retrieval Difficulties Details Created: Saturday, 03 December 2011 15:49 Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:18 Cite this article as: Bowen, C. (2011).

Information for Families: Helping children who have word retrieval difficulties. Retrieved from on [insert the date that you retrieved the file here]. In simple terms the expressions “word retrieval problem” or “word finding difficulty” imply that the person knows and understands the word, and has used it correctly before. Word retrieval difficulties sometimes occur in isolation, but they are often accompanied by problems in other areas of language function...all of which can be addressed once they are properly identified. It is common for children with specific language impairments and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) to have word finding difficulties. Assessment by a qualified speech and language professional is strongly advised. Activities. Language activities | Free Language Stuff.

Spoken Language Disorders: Treatment. See the Treatment section of the Spoken Language Disorders Evidence Map for pertinent scientific evidence, expert opinion, and client/patient perspective. Spoken language disorders (SLD) are heterogeneous in nature, and the severity of the disorder can vary considerably. Each individual with language difficulties has a unique profile, based on his or her current level of language functioning, as well as functioning in areas related to language, including hearing, cognitive level, and speech production skills. In addition to having a unique profile of strengths and needs, individuals bring different backgrounds to the treatment setting. For bilingual individuals, it is important that the clinician consider the language or languages used during intervention. The goal of language intervention is to stimulate overall language development and to teach language skills in an integrated fashion and in context, so as to enhance everyday communication and ensure access to academic content.

Classroom Resources. Home › Classroom Resources Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive Venn Diagram This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App Word Mover Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive Trading Card Creator This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. Go to Lesson Plans Grades 2 – 5 | Lesson Plan Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters Imagine if vocabulary could come alive with the click of a button!

Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan E-pals Around the World Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan Grades 8 – 12 | Lesson Plan. Vocabulary and Comprehension: Effective Upper-elementary Interventions for Students with Reading di | Library | The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Description Developed with funds from The Meadows Foundation, this guide provides a set of reading comprehension strategies that upper-elementary students can learn to use before, during, and after reading.

Teachers often report that when students learn a routine for reading comprehension, they are better able to actively engage in reading. The set of strategies provided in this guide offer a routine for reading and understanding text, based on current research in effective reading strategies for struggling readers (e.g., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). Citation Wanzek, J., Boardman, A., Vaughn, S., & Harbor, A. (2010). Vocabulary and comprehension: Effective upper-elementary interventions for students with reading difficulties. Related Institute Reading Institute. Therapy materials. Translate this page into your language Powered by Translate a collection of resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster The following is one section of Judith Kuster's Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences ( The internet is FULL of materials that can be adapted to speechlanguage therapy.

By request, will be added for those sites added within a six-month period. Index Examples of "interactive" sites (Updated September 15, 2017) Many of the examples below are also easily adaptable to interactive whiteboards such as SmartBoard, ActivBoard, eBeam, Mimio, Webster, Polyvision, Numonics, Interwrite, and Starboard. Examples of reproducibles and activities that can be adapted for therapy (updated September 15, 2017) Ms. General collections Additional "Kid Stuff" (section updated December 27, 2017) Below are a few links to toys, books, and television programs popular with young children. A virtual library - the Children's Corner. All about personal FM systems and hearing loss.

Hearing aids are the best all-around solution for individuals with hearing loss, but other assistive listening devices (ALDs) can help people with hearing loss navigate specific communication demands. A frequency-modulated (FM) system is an ALD that makes it easier for people with hearing loss to hear what others are saying in noisy environments, like a theater, school, church, museum or other public place. This wireless system, also called a personal FM system, uses radio waves to deliver speech signals directly from the speaker's mouth to the listener's ears. Components of an FM system A personal frequency modulation (FM) system uses radio waves to send speech and other signals to hearing aids. FM is the same type of signal as your FM radio, only it’s tuned to a frequency band designated for personal use. Microphones for FM systems The person speaking, like a teacher, friend or family member, wears the microphone portion of the FM system.

Receivers for FM systems Benefits of FM systems. Hearing Aid- FM Simulation.avi. Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup.