Episode 31: Building Language & Literacy Skills During the Lazy Days of Summer

Lyndsey-Zurawski-Podcast-HeadshotSummers mean a break from academics for most kids, but that doesn’t mean learning should stop, particularly for elementary school children who are building so much foundational knowledge. In this podcast, certified speech-language pathologist Lyndsey Zurawski offers tips and advice for parents about how to stimulate children’s language skills during everyday activities over the break—helping them build literacy skills and setting the stage for long-term academic success.

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Episode 30 (Part 1): Autism Diagnosis & Treatment of Today & Tomorrow

Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist Dr. Patricia Prelock discusses some of the reasons behind the increase, as well as the early signs parents should look for, and when and where parents should go for a […]

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Episode 30 (Part 2): Autism Diagnosis & Treatment of Today & Tomorrow

Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist Dr. Patricia Prelock offers an in-depth look at treatment options, and explains the new criteria for diagnosing autism. Read the Episode 30 (Part 2) transcript Listen to Part 1 […]

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Episode 29 (Part 1): Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children—A Preventable Problem

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ASHA-certified audiologist Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz discusses the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in children, how to prevent it from occurring, and available treatment options. Read the Episode 29 (Part 1) transcript Continue listening to Part 2 of this podcast series: Dr. Rossi-Katz discusses signs of hearing loss in children, sources of noise in everyday life, and […]

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Episode 29 (Part 2): Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children—A Preventable Problem

ASHA-certified audiologist Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz discusses the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in children, how to prevent it from occurring, and available treatment options. Read the Episode 29 (Part 2) transcript Listen to Part 1 of this podcast series: Dr. Rossi-Katz discusses the background of noise-induced hearing loss in children and prevention strategies for parents. Podcast: […]

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Episode 28: Newborn Hearing Screening—In the Hospital and Beyond

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ASHA-certified audiologist Dr. Patti Martin talks about what to expect from a newborn hearing screening, why it is important, and how to identify the signs of hearing loss within the first year of a child’s life. Read the Episode 28 transcript Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:38 — 6.2MB)

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Episode 27: Early Speech and Language Development of Children

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How can you tell the difference between a child who may have a speech or language disorder and a “late bloomer?” What are the benefits of early intervention? Speech-language pathologist and ASHA fellow Elizabeth Crais answers these and other key questions as part of ASHA’s “Identify the Signs” campaign. Read the Episode 27 transcript Podcast: […]

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Episode 26: Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Americans

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With roughly 50 percent of Americans over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss, Sandra Gordon-Salant, audiologist and ASHA fellow, discusses signs of hearing loss and available treatment options as part of ASHA’s new “Identify the Signs” campaign. Read the Episode 26 transcript Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:21 — 8.9MB)

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Episode 25: Identify the Signs

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ASHA 2013 President Patricia A. Prelock talks about “Identify the Signs,” a new ASHA campaign focused on educating the public about recognizing and seeking help for communication disorders. Read the Episode 25 transcript Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:53 — 3.6MB)

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Episode 24: Living With Hearing Loss

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Pam Mason, Director of Audiology Professional Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), shares valuable information about living with hearing loss. Read the Episode 24 transcript Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:18 — 4.7MB)

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