This week’s topic looks at what an SLP does in a day. We have featured a visit to the Audiologist and now it’s time for SLP. Many techniques and skills are used in order to collaborate with families, school-based and clinical teams. Watch the following video to find out more about the job!
Many speakers in Canada speak more than one language. Many may be fluent or are just able to understand, there are many levels of language comprehension and fluency. Code-switching is used when a word in one language is inserted into the other language. Children learning two languages may do this and adults often do as well!
This week’s topic looks at a child’s perspective when visiting an Audiologist in a hospital setting. This video displays the various techniques used by clinicians to build rapport and interact with children of different ages. The Conditioned Head Response that was used to test the infant’s hearing is also in various areas in the field such as research. It is also very common to hear about this in linguistics courses that look at language acquisition studies.
This diagram shows the various places of articulation of sounds and includes examples for words in English. This can be helpful for remembering throughout the semester while taking Linguistics courses!
Have a great semester!
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AAC is used with all age groups to help enhance communication and reduce the frustration felt when communicating. However, there is a long way to developing technology to help make AAC much easier and user-friendly. Check out these videos and resource to learn more about it!
This week’s topic is looking at the various skills involved in reading. This topic is also covered in Educ 422 if you are interested in learning more! If there is any breakdown of skills then there are issues with decoding, phonological awareness and sight word reading.
Topic: Change in Diet lead to the Introduction of Sounds
This article shared looks at how the change in the diet of humans after the Neolithic era introduced the labiodental sounds. Switching away from the role of the hunter and gather influenced this change to occur. Changes to the human bite allowed for the front teeth to make contact with the lower lip and introduce labiodental sounds!
Topic: Other settings in which SLP’s work with adults and older adults.
Today’s topic is looking at the other environments in which SLP’s work other than in pediatric & school settings. SLP’s are a part of the team at every point in life. There is a role in swallowing that can occur from stroke, ageing, traumatic brain injury and many other reasons. It is great to see all the different options that are out there in terms of work opportunities!
Today is World Stroke Day and SLP’s have an important role in contributing to the stroke recovery journey. By providing resources, and various interventions they collaborate with a team of various care professionals they provide support to the individual and their families. Here is a resource from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada about the various communication difficulties that occur after a stroke.