Pediatrics

Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early ...

Other

Study unearths Britain's first speech therapists

On International Stammering Awareness Day (22 October), a new study reveals that Britain's first speech therapists emerged at least a century earlier than previously thought.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A low-cost voice monitoring device to combat functional dysphonia

Functional dysphonia is the nightmare of professional singers and even more so of amateur actors, but also of teachers and call-centre operators, to mention only a few of the workers exposed to the risk of vocal damage due ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool for early detection of language disorders

The GADES tool was developed as a result of a research conducted by the group Telematic Systems for the Information and Knowledge Society of the Telecommunication School at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. This tool ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'King's Speech' spotlights stress of stuttering

When the envelopes are opened Sunday at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, Keiko Brown will be rooting for "The King's Speech" to take home best film, best actor, best everything.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Predicting what they say

An Australian-American team of investigators has made novel discoveries about the human ability to predict what other people are about to say. Their findings could have significant applications for educators, speech therapists, ...

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