Πιο πολύ διάβασμα, λιγότερο παιχνίδι!Kindergarten Today: Less Play, More Academics

Researchers at the University of Virginia compared the views and experiences of kindergarten teachers in 1998 with those of their counterparts in 2010, and found dramatic differences in what teachers now expect of pupils and how they have structured their classrooms. Generally, teachers now expect children to come in knowing much more, spend more of … More Πιο πολύ διάβασμα, λιγότερο παιχνίδι!Kindergarten Today: Less Play, More Academics

Too much, too soon’: Children should not start school until age six or seven, say education experts!!! Its not the sooner the better…!!!

Πολλοί γονείς ακούν απόψεις ιδιοκτητών νηπιακών ή βρεφονηπιακών σταθμών να διατυπώνουν απόψεις περί πρώιμης εισαγωγής στην σχολική καθημερινότητα ακόμα και πριν τα 3 έτη. Μάλιστα το περιεχόμενο διδασκαλίας παραμένει επικεντρωμένο στην αξιολόγηση και στην κλασσική διδασκαλία προάγοντας τον ανταγωνισμό, την αξιολόγηση και αυξάνοντας την ψυχολογική πίεση σε τόσο πρώιμο στάδιο…Η πραγματικότητα όμως είναι διαφορετική….Μια προσέγγιση … More Too much, too soon’: Children should not start school until age six or seven, say education experts!!! Its not the sooner the better…!!!

What is Auditory/Oral Education?

The Auditory/Oral (A/O) approach teaches infants and young children to use hearing and speech to develop spoken language for communication and learning. Children typically attend a pre-school or early elementary program taught by teachers and therapists with A/O and child development training and experience. Signs are not used in the A/O approach; however, natural gestures … More What is Auditory/Oral Education?

Back to Basics: Linguistics 101 for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Back to Basics | February 2016 Hearing Review  By Marshall Chasin, AuD The Speech Intelligibility Index (or SII) shows some interesting characteristics (Figure 1). The difference between 340 Hz and 3,400 Hz (coincidentally the bandwidth of the telephone) is fairly similar for continuous discourse, whereas there is a high frequency bias for nonsense syllables. That is, … More Back to Basics: Linguistics 101 for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF SPEECH FEATURE CONTRAST PRODUCTION IN CHILDREN WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

The findings suggest that the less visible speech features are among the later characteristics to be developed… Abstract This study examined changes in production of speech features by children with cochlear implants over a one year period. Sixteen children (Mean age = 4, Range 3;2 to 5;11) with a mean of 32 months experience with their implants … More A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF SPEECH FEATURE CONTRAST PRODUCTION IN CHILDREN WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

Patients improve speech by watching 3-D tongue images

Date:November 18, 2015 Source:University of Texas at Dallas Summary:Watching 3-D images of tongue movements can help individuals learn speech sounds, a new study has demonstrated. Researchers say the findings could be especially helpful for stroke patients seeking to improve their speech articulation.   A new study done by University of Texas at Dallas researchers indicates … More Patients improve speech by watching 3-D tongue images

We found that the babies who had the nap were able to remember more words than those who had not

Professor Kim Plunkett ‘Our ability to acquire, understand and communicate language is unique compared to all other species… the fact a toddler can put words together into real sentences – it’s extraordinary.’ How do babies learn to speak?  It’s really interesting how a baby learns to talk. How does the infant do it, from nothing? There’s … More We found that the babies who had the nap were able to remember more words than those who had not

Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (Νέος Οδηγός από την ASHA για την Ιδιωτική Πρακτική των Λογοθεραπευτών)

Private Practice Essentials provides: Information to help you decide whether becoming a business owner is the right step Guidance on writing a business plan Clear guidelines on when to bring in outside expertise An extensive chapter on financial management, including setting fees The pros and cons of accepting insurance, and how it works A detailed … More Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (Νέος Οδηγός από την ASHA για την Ιδιωτική Πρακτική των Λογοθεραπευτών)

Protein movement of hair bundles in the inner ear may preserve hearing for life (Οι στερεοτριχίες στο έσω αυτί αποδεικνύονται αυτοϊάσιμες..Νέες θεραπευτικές κατευθύνσεις)

Case Western Reserve University No one has shown that stereocilia heal themselves, so next we will find out if there is a repair mechanism,» he said. «People go deaf from damage to stereocilia in the inner ear. If we figure out ways of manipulating protein dynamics within stereocilia to heal this damage, we would likely … More Protein movement of hair bundles in the inner ear may preserve hearing for life (Οι στερεοτριχίες στο έσω αυτί αποδεικνύονται αυτοϊάσιμες..Νέες θεραπευτικές κατευθύνσεις)