Speech Disorders News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/26/2008
When Communication Is Lost

Aphasia is like a prison, but new research offers hope of escape

8/7/2008
Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills

Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

6/10/2008
6/3/2008
Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake

It's standard practice, so areas that control critical functions aren't damaged, experts say

2/19/2008
Eyes a Window to Hearing Loss?

Pupils dilate in reaction to sounds, might be way to spot hearing problems, study finds

2/18/2008
Pitch Patterns Play Greater Role in Speech Perception

Language experience shapes the way the brain stem works, linguist says

2/12/2008
Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems

Findings suggest some individuals or families may have underlying speech deficits

4/10/2007
Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find

Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

9/9/2005
Science Takes Note of Tone-Deafness

For the first time, links between brain activity and inability to recognize pitch

8/26/2005
When Communication Skills Are Lost

Aphasia is a disorder that impairs the ability to speak, read or comprehend

6/22/2005
Way to Predict Stroke after 'Mini-Stroke' Found

Speech disturbance and weakness on one side are the primary predictors, study finds

6/9/2005
Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech

It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

3/1/2005
Blood Vessel Disorder Linked to "Mini" Strokes

Misshapen brain arteries associated with damage to speech, movement and cognition

1/10/2005
Rats Might Be Multilingual

Study found they can distinguish Dutch from Japanese

11/1/2004
Some Immigrant Mothers Need Child-Development Education

Could help with speech, hearing problems, experts say

10/13/2004
Differences in Autism Detailed

Those with language problems show brain changes

8/12/2004
Strong Storytelling Can Tally Up Math Skills

Kids who were good at the first at young age turned out to be good with numbers

7/28/2004
Stutterers Process Language Differently

Study finds they do so even when not speaking

5/21/2004
Zapping Voice Disorders

Laser surgery faster, cheaper and simpler than standard procedure

4/28/2004
Language Centers in Brain Shift With Age

Capacity evens out between hemispheres as people get older, study found

3/30/2004
Treating Paralyzed Vocal Chords

International study will examine effect of calcium hydroxylapatite injections

2/26/2004
A Sleeping Pill As a Stroke Aid?

French case suggests the unusual possibility

2/16/2004
Saying It With Gestures

Study examines how humans have innate ability to use gestures as language

1/7/2004
New Picture of Rare Childhood Disorder

Brain scan of boy with hyperplexia provides new insight

11/25/2003
Right's Wrong for Speech Development

Kids with delays use wrong side of brain to process language

9/18/2003
Internet Info on Cochlear Implants

Web site helps parents, doctors assess speech development in babies with devices

8/7/2003
Hearing, Speech Problems Need Early Attention

Experts say waiting for children to outgrow disorders is not the best policy

7/10/2003
A Closer Look at Autism

Study examines pointing and showing problems in these children

12/5/2002
Infant Brain Makes Sense of Language

Speech processing at 3 months of age, French study suggests

11/6/2002
Aging Brain Doesn't Lose Language Skills

Study finds older people may even perform some linguistic tasks better than the young

10/18/2002
Talking About Voice Disorders

They're an under-treated problem

9/6/2002
Songbirds Have to Practice Also

A study on how finches learn to sing may lead to insights for human communication

1/8/2002
Early Childhood Critical Time to Learn Sign Language

Those who start young use brain region others can't

9/6/2001
Amphetamine May Speed Stroke Recovery

Study finds drug helps victims regain speech more quickly, completely

7/23/2001
Stutterers May Have Brain Differences

Irregularities found in language and speech areas