Speech Disorders

Speech Disorders are defects or abnormalities of oral speech. Speech Disorders prevent an individual from communicating because of difficulty with the mechanics of producing observability in voice, articulation, fluency, or any combination of the above.

How To Teach Your Child Colors!

It’s dress alike day at the Citrus Park Clinic! A group of ILI therapists and office staff all dressed in gray and black today! This is a great way to teach your children colors. Pick a color for the week and bombard your child with all things “blue” for the week. A “blue” cup, shirt, […]

Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy Hosts: Articulation, Phonology, and Motor Speech Disorders | SLP & CFY

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:30am to 12:20pm Where: ILI Citrus Park Outpatient Clinic 6508 Gunn Hwy Tampa, FL Who Should Attend: All Speech-Language Pathologists Price: Free for all ILI SLP and CFY’s; small fee for non-ILI employed therapists Continued Education Units (CEU): 4 contact hours Presenter: Melissa P., SLP, Citrus Park Clinic She […]

What is Stuttering? What causes Stuttering? How to treat Stuttering.

Understanding Stuttering What is stuttering? Stuttering is more than just stuttering. It arises due to an interaction among several factors that are affected by both the child’s genes and their environment: Language Skills for formulating messages (planning) Motor Skills for producing rapid and precise speech (producing) Temperament for reacting to disruptions in speech (reacting & […]

November 5-6. 2011: Cued Speech Initiative @ USF

The Cued Speech Initiative @ Cued Speech Explained… The National Cued Speech Association defines Cued Speech as a visual communication system that uses eight handshapes in four different placements near the face in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the sounds of spoken language look different from each other. Cued Speech chart. […]

ILI’s October 2011 Featured Educational Book: Five Little Pumpkins!

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late!” The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” The third one said, “But we don’t care!” The fourth one said, “Let’s run, and run and run!” The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun.” Ooooooooooo went […]