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When I hear “Swim for the Sun in More Ways Than One…”

“When I hear “Swim for the sun in more ways than one” I not only hear a challenge, but a goal, and moreover, a purpose for my day. I know that when I am preparing posts to publish to Social Media, wiping fingerprints off the counter tops, or calling provider offices to follow up on paperwork; I’m doing exactly that. I start my day seeing how many opportunities I’m able meet-and then I meet them.”

-Brittany Lopez Social Media Manager #ClevelandClinicWithMrB #FlashbackFriday

By on June 8, 2018 in Cognitive Therapies, Feeding & Swallowing Therapies, General, Philanthropy, Resources, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized, Voice Disorders, What to Expect, Who We Are

Broca’s & Wernicke’s

In order to better understand Aphasia and how it affects its sufferers, we wanted to share this diagram (Courtesy of Neuroscience & Cloud) displaying the Broca’s area of the brain as well as the Wernicke’s area, the Primary auditory area as well as the motor area. These four parts of our brain are absolutely fundamental to us, in all aspects of speech, language and communication. The Broca’s area is known to be directly-linked to speech production as well as language processing in some cases. The Wenicke’s area focuses more on the actual understanding and comprehension of speech itself. Say you damage the Wernicke’s area of the brain, your process of speech has the possibility of being severely damaged. On the other hand, damage to the Broca’s area may even render you speechless. Find more informative diagrams on recognizing a stroke and the impacts of a stroke at: http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke. #ComprehensionIsKey #AphasiaAwarenessMonth

By on June 7, 2018 in Cognitive Therapies, General, Resources, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized, Voice Disorders, What to Expect, Who We Are

As Prepared as Possible

As a parent, it’s almost impossible to be 100% prepared-but it’s always 100% possible to be as prepared as you can be. Our pediatric (and deaf and hard of hearing specialist) Chelsey suggests carrying an extra pair of hearing aid batteries along with you regardless of your destination. Arriving early to speech therapy sessions is a plus, but how prepared are you if the batteries in the hearing aid die out before it’s time to be seen? Just thinking of the numerous sizes and styles available to us today- keeping an extra pair on your person is never a bad idea. Our Clinician Miss Chelsey is swimming for the sun in more ways than one by sharing her tips and tidbits during #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth.  How are you swimming?

By on May 31, 2018 in General, Resources, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized, Voice Disorders, What to Expect, Who We Are

Hearing Aid Tips for #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth

When you think about the efficiency of sunglasses to block out sunlight, you are simultaneously understanding that almost as soon as you put them on you will experience immediate relief. Take a magnifying glass, or a pair of scissors- these are also tools you know (or at least expect) to work as instantly as you reach for them. Hearing Aids however, that’s another story. For a suffer of hearing loss or someone just getting used to their new hearing aid- the experience isn’t going to be black one minute and white the next. In cases with hearing aids, there is much to do about the grey in the middle. In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech month, we wanted to share with you two (easy to overlook, but very important) hearing aid tips to help you—-well, hear better. That’s the point after all isn’t it?

1) If you are new to hearing aids- wear them as often as possible even when you don’t necessarily need to. Through continuous conditioning, the relationship with your ears, your brain, and your hearing aids will only stand to improve. When you’re constantly putting them on, and taking them off it won’t only interrupt your focus but it’s also going to weaken that relationship.

2) Maintain a level head. Negative thinking breeds negative thinking so try to refrain from cursing the device and throwing it across the room. The sooner you accept it’s there to provide you the means to hear, the sooner you’ll be hearing the world around you at a comfortable volume.

We’re swimming for the sun in more ways than one by being here to hear you. How are you swimming? #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth

By on May 29, 2018 in General, Hearing Impairment, Resources, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized, Voice Disorders, What to Expect, Who We Are
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