One of the most exciting times in our children’s lives is when they are beginning to read. We know that there is a wealth of knowledge that awaits them as they begin to understand the written word, and eventually transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.
One of the first steps in the reading process is to develop the fundamental literacy skills known collectively as phonological awareness.
Continue reading Having Fun with Phonological Awareness!
We wish to extend our sincere thanks and well wishes to The Parkinson Society (Barrie Chapter – Support Group) for inviting us to speak this month. Thank you all for braving the cold!
For those of you who may have missed our presentation, our speech language pathologists provided information on the recognition and management of swallowing disorders, as well as the delivery of speech, voice and communication therapy. Members of the group also participated in a demonstration of the Lee Silverman Program, a therapy approach designed to treat voice disorders in individuals with PD. Well done everyone!
As a closing note, never underestimate the benefits of reading aloud, even for a few minutes each day! Make a conscious effort to assume an upright posture, over-articulate your speech sounds, and project your voice as you read. This seemingly small exercise works toward building your breath control and the muscles involved in speaking. Looking for added challenge? Read aloud with background music, or try to increase your reading time. A little practice goes a long way!
Until our next blog, think BIG!
Welcome to our new Henninger Speech and Language Centre website! This is our first ever blog post, and we look forward to sharing interesting updates to assist you or your loved one every single month!
We strongly believe that communication is key to maximizing the quality of our lives. Our goal is to make a positive difference in each person that comes to our clinic. By sharing our insight on this blog, we hope to reach out to as many people as possible.
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