Speech Disorders News

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9/28/2012
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia

Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage

9/28/2012
For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'

Intense therapy and strong motivation help Michigan woman regain ability to speak

8/8/2012
7-Day Stuttering Therapy May Get Results, Study Says

Scans suggest the experimental treatment reorganizes the way the brain works

4/18/2012
Many Call Center Workers Plagued by Voice Woes

One-quarter develop issues with hoarseness, sore throats, study finds

2/16/2012
Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment

Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

2/13/2012
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

2/1/2012
Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind

Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

10/27/2011
Speech Therapy Key to Stroke Rehab, But Many Miss Out

Lack of coverage can keep patients from services even though help is out there, experts say

10/3/2011
Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

9/29/2011
Singing May Help Some Stroke Victims Regain Speech

More study needed to see if rhythm and formulaic phrases could lead to improved speech therapies

5/27/2011
Early Intervention Holds Hope for Those Who Stutter

Modern treatments tackle physical, mental and emotional components of speech

4/14/2011
Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds

African languages tend to have more variety of sounds than those in other parts of the world

3/16/2011
Brains of Phonetics Experts Differ From Those of General Public

Some differences probably due to training, but others present at birth, study suggests

2/18/2011
Bilingualism Seems to Boost Brain Power

Navigating two languages exercises the mind, researchers report

2/7/2011
Help for Autism Dwindles After High School

Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

2/7/2011
Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

1/27/2011
Rep. Giffords' Intensive Rehab Under Way

Efforts to help her speak a priority, doctors say

1/26/2011
Rep. Giffords Moved to Rehab Facility

Her condition has been upgraded from 'serious' to 'good'

1/23/2011
Rep. Giffords Set to Begin Rehab in Houston

Doctor notes fluid buildup in her brain might delay start of long road to recovery

1/20/2011
Rep. Giffords Standing Up, Set to Begin Rehab Friday

Experts heartened by congresswoman's remarkable recovery from gunshot to brain

12/20/2010
Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy

Most patients had no lasting problems 3 years after chemoradiotherapy, study finds

8/12/2010
'Baby Talk' May Play Key Role in Language Acquisition

Mother's brain may be wired to 'goo' and 'coo,' research suggests

7/27/2010
Does a Foreign Accent Hurt Credibility?

Study contends finding significant as more people find work in foreign lands

7/27/2010
In Conversation, People's Brains Can Mirror Each Other

Study found neural patterns were most similar when people really 'got' each other

7/19/2010
Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism

Vocalization differences heard in young children wearing them, study finds

5/5/2010
Getting Closer to Cause of Tourette Syndrome

Finding hints at new treatments for the disorder that causes verbal and motor tics

4/30/2010
Voice Analysis May Allow Early Detection of Parkinson's

Changes in speech occur before other symptoms, could help speed diagnosis, findings show

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

2/10/2010
First Gene Variants Linked to Stuttering Discovered

Researchers say finding could lead to better therapies, earlier intervention

2/10/2010
Voice Problems May Affect Social Life in Parkinson's

Patients perceived as 'negative' due to disease-related changes in their speech, study finds

1/28/2010
Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking

Doctors urged to follow up on testing for suspected developmental delays

1/25/2010
Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems

More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

1/8/2010
After Cochlear Implant, Music Therapy May Aid Speech

Toddlers exposed to musical activities were more communicative, study finds

11/25/2009
Your Skin Can Help Your Ears Listen

Study found puffs of air on flesh that mimicked parts of speech colored perception of sounds

11/5/2009
Fetus Learns Intonations of Mother's Tongue

French, German newborns show crying patterns that mimic parents' language, study finds

10/27/2009
For Tourette Syndrome, Implanted Device May Help

Deep brain stimulation reduced tics in small study

10/23/2009
Scientists Discover Gene Key to Human Speech

Special region found only in people offers clues to language development

10/21/2009
Prolonged Use of Pacifier Linked to Speech Problems

Kids with sucking habit for more than 3 years may be at increased risk, researchers say

10/16/2009
Strides Made in Tonsil Cancer Repair

New technique in palate reconstruction may make speaking, eating easier, study finds

6/29/2009
Talk With Kids, Not At Them

Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds

6/2/2009
TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

More time watching the tube means less time learning to speak, researchers say

3/13/2009
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound

Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

3/12/2009
Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia

Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

3/11/2009
Parkinson's Treatment Drugs Even Out Over Long Term

Levels of disability, quality of life similar on levodopa or pramipexole, study finds

2/12/2009
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

1/12/2009
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly

Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

12/1/2008
Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says

11/5/2008
Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder

The gene has also been implicated in autism, researchers say

9/25/2008
Voice Problems in Seniors Undertreated

Many believe it's normal part of aging, so they don't get necessary help, study says