12 Days of Speech Therapy: A Christmas Carol

A challenge for many people with motor speech symptoms from Parkinson’s disease is that they may not recognize and acknolwedge that their speech has actually changed. Because the common symptoms of low volume and reduced clarity have come about gradually, speech...

Practice Makes Perfect but Does it Apply to Speech?

Definition of Practice: to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient practice the act; to do repeated exercises for proficiency (source: Merriam Webster) We have all experienced times in our life when we practiced performing or perfecting a skill. We...

Aphasia Recovery: how much therapy is enough?

It was long taught that when someone acquired aphasia* following a stroke or other injury to the brain, the most dramatic recovery in speech and language would occur within the first 6 months, and after that period of time further recovery would be unlikely. But,...