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Lending an Ear: A Reflection on Listening

The American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates each May to Better Hearing and Speech month, during which time ASHA creates opportunities for education about communication disorders and the organization’s role in providing treatment. ASHA defines a communication disorder as an  “impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic Read more…

Write It On Your Heart (& Brain)

Throughout history, word-workers and story-makers have been sharing their experiences on the stimulating effects of pen-and-paper writing. For instance, memoirist and fiction writer Robert Stone said of his pen use and mental clarity, “On a typewriter or word processor, you can rush something that shouldn’t be rushed–you can lose nuance, richness, lucidity. The pen compels Read more…

Speech Impairment Awareness in Behavioral Health

Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and not known the local language? Ever blanked while speaking publicly? Perhaps you’ve experienced the terror of choking and not being able to yell for help? For those of us without consistent barriers to verbal communication, it’s easy to forget how integral speech is in our lives Read more…

Mind the Gap: Mutual Benefits of Intergenerational Relationships

Relationships between the elderly and young generations vary widely across cultures. As demonstrated in the high prevalence of multi-generational households in many collectivist cultures, adult children live with their own children and care for aging parents in the same household. In collectivist-leaning cultures, ties to family and the care for older family members take precedence Read more…

Let’s Not Forget Water, Folks

Water–indispensable. It makes up 71% of the earth’s surface and 55-75% of the human body, depending on age. In addition to the necessity of clean water for consumption and cleaning, water’s role in keeping the whole human body healthy extends even farther. We can also use it for play and exercise, each of which has Read more…