Cultivating Cultural Responsiveness: A Crucial Aspect in Communication Healthcare

Cultivating Cultural Responsiveness: A Crucial Aspect in Communication Healthcare

October 22, 2023Blog

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) emphasizes the importance of cultural responsiveness in clinical practices involving communication healthcare. This entails understanding and adapting to the cultural and linguistic diversity of individuals receiving services. Here’s an exploration based on ASHA’s informative page on Cultural Responsiveness: In essence, embracing cultural responsiveness is imperative for achieving excellence in communication … Read More

Embracing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Services

Embracing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Services

October 22, 2023Blog

In an era where diverse populations intermingle more than ever, understanding and embracing cultural and linguistic diversity is crucial, especially in the field of communication services for individuals with severe disabilities. A resource page on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) website sheds light on the significance of recognizing everyone’s unique cultural and linguistic backgrounds in … Read More

Bridging the Social Gap in Language Development: A Closer Look

Bridging the Social Gap in Language Development: A Closer Look

October 22, 2023Blog

In the realm of speech and language development, social inequalities play a pivotal role, a theme explored thoroughly by Mélissa Di Sante and Louise Potvin in their paper, We Need to Talk About Social Inequalities in Language Development. Their work delves into the substantial impact social determinants can have on the language development of children, … Read More

Children with ASD Show Atypical EEG Responses Processing Contextual Incongruencies

Children with ASD Show Atypical EEG Responses Processing Contextual Incongruencies

May 31, 2022Events

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience difficulties with social communication, making it challenging to interpret contextual information that aids in accurately interpreting language. To investigate how the brain processes the contextual information and how this is different in ASD, we compared event-related potentials (ERPs) in response to processing visual and auditory congruent and incongruent … Read More

Like TBI, COVID May Affect the Brain Long-Term. But Why?

Like TBI, COVID May Affect the Brain Long-Term. But Why?

March 31, 2021Blog

As is true for so many of us, what researcher Julius Fridriksson thought he’d be doing in 2020 didn’t exactly happen. He started the year as principal investigator on a large study investigating effects of aging on the brain and possibilities for predicting early cognitive decline. Three months into the study, after the COVID-19 pandemic … Read More

Coronavirus: Speech Language Pathologists Playing Key Frontline Role

Coronavirus: Speech Language Pathologists Playing Key Frontline Role

August 31, 2020Blog

Speech language pathologists are providing essential rehabilitation services to patients recovering from serious cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Many seriously ill COVID-19 patients are placed on ventilators due to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Speech language pathologists provide rehabilitation services for damage caused by mechanical ventilation, which includes injury to vocal cords from breathing tubes … Read More

Helping Our Clients Parse Speech Through Masks During COVID-19

Helping Our Clients Parse Speech Through Masks During COVID-19

July 30, 2020Blog

Today, the world is a strange place. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely changed the way you work with clients, particularly as you glove up and use protective face masks. And, as clinicians well know, patients with a diagnosis of stroke, brain injury, or hearing loss already have communication difficulties. Now they face the additional challenge … Read More

Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help.

Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help.

April 16, 2020Blog

When you go out these days, if you must go out in this time of coronavirus, you see more and more masks — homemade fabric masks, surgical masks of all varieties, and the occasional high-tech mask that seems to have wandered out of a scuba sequence or a space movie. But for some children, even … Read More