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Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Echolalia

If you quickly google “echolalia,” the first definition you might see is “the meaningless, or unsolicited, repetition of ...

Speech Therapy and Mental Health Advocacy: What is Our Role?

This presentation discusses the top mental health conditions in children in the US currently--ADHD, emotional-behavioral issues/disorders, and anxiety/depression--and ...

API Heritage Month

May marks both Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Better Speech and Hearing Month! With heightened anti-Asian violence, India’s COVID-19 crisis, and the invisibilization of Pacific ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Templates

Templates are consistent written prompts that help organize information or create a narrative. Templates can provide structure to language tasks that ...

Comprehensive and Inclusive View of Stuttering Management and Therapy

Image: @JustStutter This presentation discussed a comprehensive and inclusive approach to stuttering therapy for which the intended outcome ...

Voice Hygiene for the Educational Professional

April 16th is World Voice Day. In recognition, we are sharing the timely presentation given to our whole team by one of ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Scripts

Scripts are written language that we expect our HxL to use expressively (through spoken or signed language or via AAC). These ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Labeling and Describing

Many hyperlexic learners (HxLs) have incredible capacity for memory that a neurotypical person can only dream of having. Due to their memory and ...

Music & Language: Effectiveness of using Music in Speech Therapy

Music and language are both universal constructs that can be adapted and used in many ways. When we ...

Let’s CHAT About Hyperlexia: Social Narratives – Emotions and Feelings

Our last hyperlexia post introduced using social narratives to help prime our HxL for new experiences or expectations. We also touched briefly ...

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