The thought process can never be complete without articulation- Stephen King

Speaking, one of the most complex tasks known to mankind. We are all so adept at speaking, interpreting others speech so quickly, that we rarely realize the importance of this skill. It is only, when someone loses their ability to speak or cannot speak intelligibly that the overwhelming value of speech is evident. Lately, in …

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Q & A- Part 1

When I started my career as a Speech and Language Therapist, I was thrust into the unknown world of managing my relationship with clients. Along with providing Speech therapy sessions, another equally important facet is your bond with parents and professionals. University teaches you what to do, not why you do it and how to do it. I was fortunate enough to have a …

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“Blindness cuts us from things, but deafness cuts us from people”- Helen Keller

Hearing is vital to the development of one's communication and their personality. It is the epicenter for speech and language development. Simply put, if you can't hear, you can't speak Do this right now. Find a partner and say a few sentences to them, without using your voice. Just by making the movements with your …

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”- George Bernard Shaw

'Let's play', the magic phrase in my profession. Being a speech therapist, play and communication are like inseparable siblings to me. They are always together. Children are naturally drawn to the experience of play, which makes my work fun. It is important for the child, because it is through play, they develop their interests, social-emotional …

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‘Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate’- Anonymous

'Let's wait for your turn', I told one of the parents, who came to see me with their 16- month old. They seemed surprised and the mother asked me, 'Why should we wait, we need to keep playing and engaging the child right?' I was glad, she asked me that question, because what followed was …

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