It is important for speech-language pathologists to select instruments that are psychometrically sound for the assessment (Dollaghan, 2004). Comprehensive assessment includes the case history, oral-motor assessment, hearing screening, and oral mechanism assessment (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, n.d.b). Oral/mechanism examination is important for differentiation of dysarthria and other speech sound disorders from CAS. It can also assist in identifying apraxia of speech and oral apraxia, which may or
INTRODUCTION: Voice articulation and language are the major elements of human speech production. When a disorder related to any of these elements is present, the ability to communicate may be impaired. Voice is the elements of the speech that provides the speaker with the vibratory signal upon which speech is carried. Regarded as magical and mystical in ancient times, today the production of voice is viewed as both powerful communication tools and a artistic medium.
I wish to give a voice to men and women who have lost their voices or never had one to begin with. I am currently involved in a research based study that aims to increase the level intelligibility (how clearly they can be understood) for typical people. Imagine never being able to sing your favorite song, hum to a catchy tune, or speak to a loved ones without problems. My goal is to add to current research in this field to expand the field of voice for speech-language pathologists so that we can reach the point where this is no longer an issue.
These questions can identify any possible red flags that may be a contributing factor to a voice pathology. A case history provides a deeper look into a patient’s personal life, and asks questions that a patient may not think to otherwise mention during a consultation. This form is crucial for identifying any extraneous variable that may have an impact on the voice problem, and give a clinician a thorough understanding of the patient’s lifestyle and responsibilities that may impact their voice. The case history form can also influence clinical decisions regarding realistic treatment styles and goals for each patient’s individual
I first discovered speech-language pathology back when I was in high school, in a very unexpected way. I was talking with my grandmother, who had told me she received her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology after my father was born. My father has had hearing aids since the age of five, and had to continuously attend speech therapy while growing up. My grandmother told me stories of how she would sit with my father every night, away from his six other siblings, with the lights off and talk to him. She would say words to him, which he would then have to repeat back to her, without relying on his normal trick of reading lips.
MIT shows benefits for patients with non-fluent aphasia. Improving speech production reduces the frustration a non-fluent person can experience when they can’t express themselves. This shows more reason to further research this kind of treatment and see the full effect MIT has on speech in people who have cases of non-fluent
Hearing Status S.S. has average hearing. S.S.’s hearing was evaluated using an Otoacoustic Emission test. This screening allowed S.S.’s hearing to be tested without a verbal respond. In addition, her hearing was evaluated using a pure tone air conduction-hearing test where S.S. would raise her hand when she heard a sound. Also during the evaluation,
A Speech-Language Pathologist works directly with a wide variety of patients, birth to adulthood who suffers from speech or language disorders. Those disorders may include disfluency, expressive or receptive language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. I am fervid about helping individuals, and I have seen first-hand how important our voice truly is. This is why I chose a career in this field, I want to help, and give a voice to those who are not always heard. As a Speech- Language Pathologist it is important that you obtain certain trains in order to be successful; including, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and problem solving skills.
1. Background: Carol is a 69-year-old female who was evaluated for speech language pathology services after she experienced a CVA with a physical symptom of acute facial palsy on the right side. She had additional diagnoses of hypertension and atrial fibrillation. Carol also had right hemiplegia. At first signs of paralysis, her husband sought medical care for her, and she was assessed by a stroke unit when she arrived at the hospital.
Stimulated Hearing Loss Assignment For my stimulated hearing loss assignment I went to four different locations, which included ODU’s Café, CVS, the movie theater, and my apartment. I attendant these places with two of my friends who were also wearing earplugs. While completing this assignment I used HEAROS ear plugs, which had a NRR of 32.
Historically, most clinicians utilized the vertical goal-attack strategy to address speech sound disorders. Currently, more clinicians employ the horizontal and cyclical goal-attack strategies (Bernthal et al., 2013). The appeal toward the horizontal and cyclical goal-attack strategies is that both incorporate multiple goals at once, and therefore, clinicians hope to encourage a more efficient phonological learning process (Bernthal et al., 2013). However, there is no evidence that one goal-attack strategy is more efficient than the others (Fey, 1992) and all goal-attack strategies have shown to facilitate gains in phonological performance (Tyler et al.,
The client had an L-hemisphere CVA on 8/11/10. After the stroke, the client was admitted for a 5 day acute care hospitalization and then into an inpatient rehab setting for six weeks for one hour every day. Through a speech evaluation, the client was diagnosed with a mild anomic aphasia and mild apraxia of speech. The client 's goals are to improve her mobility, communication, and return home. This session was a re-assessment six months after she was discharged from the inpatient rehab setting.
A friend of mine brought up Speech-Language Pathology one day, a term I was unfamiliar with. I researched the strange word “pathology” and was surprised that I found the profession interesting. I conducted a PowerPoint on this career in my writing class, shortly after my interest in Speech-Pathology began. After I gave my presentation, there was no doubt
The purpose of this study was to examine the phonological encoding affects speech production and retrieval, and how this process may cause the TOT phenomenon (or also known as the ‘Tip of the Tongue’ effect). The researchers also studied whether age had an effect on the processes and incidents of encountering TOTs. In the first experiment, the study was made up of two groups, totaling 72 participants. Each group consisted of 36 individuals, and was divided based upon their age: young adults and older adults, respectively.