Swallowing Problems?
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5 months
Swallowing Problems?

A person who has dysphagia may have difficulty swallowing solid foods or liquids because they are unable to move food from the mouth into the stomach due to problems with muscle control or weakness of the throat muscles. Swallowing can be difficult when people have a stroke, head injury, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or other neuromuscular conditions that affect eating and drinking abilities. Dysphagia can also occur following surgery.

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Drum Circle Drumming Helps Children with Special Needs
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5 months
Drum Circle Drumming Helps Children with Special Needs

At The Play Project we utilized drumming as part of our therapy to help improve self-esteem, Impulse Control, Communication and Speech. Improve Motor Skill such Hand-Eye Coordination, Social Skills, and more. We use drums of various sizes and a great variety of percussion instruments in our EIP group setting. How Does Drumming Help Children? Drumming is a fundamental element used in musical therapy to help children with special needs. Children who have difficulty expressing themselves, issues with communications or social skills can benefit from therapies using drumming techniques. Below are five main benefits that can be found when using drumming as part of musical therapy for children with special needs.

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The advantages of augmentative and alternative communication
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5 months
The advantages of augmentative and alternative communication

An outpatient speech-language pathologist discusses the benefits of augmentative and alternative communication while taking us behind the scenes to illustrate the effectiveness of eye gaze technology to help patients communicate.

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Help your toddler to listen to you and follow directions
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6 months
Help your toddler to listen to you and follow directions

How do Adrienne get my toddler to follow directions, to obey, to listen to me? In this video Adrienne shares tips for getting toddlers to follow directions. Using simple toddler activities, parents, caregivers, teachers, and speech-language pathologists can learn how to help your toddler talk more and understand more language so that they can communicate better. These tips are helpful so that they will be prepared for preschool, kindergarten, and life beyond the classroom. These 3 tips are strategies for parents and speech-language pathologists that you can apply right away with your toddler. Strategies include: following directions, comprehension, repetition, colors, vocabulary expansion, and prepositions.

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Local speech-language pathologist works to end the “literacy crisis”
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6 months
Local speech-language pathologist works to end the “literacy crisis”

Amy Brummel has spent her life turning her love of reading into a passion project, assisting children from Central and Northern Illinois. Brummel has her doctorate in Speech- Language Pathology, she has spent years studying how language and literacy are interrelated and the reading struggles that result when there is a disruption in the language and literacy network.

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