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Michael returns to the show after traveling the country helping the non-profit the Focus Foundation. Michelle celebrates her birthday this past week and continues to adjust to motherhood and her career. Matt used his extended weekend from Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day to complete his progress reports.
If you had a family member that needed a way to communicate, what would you do? On today’s episode March Rogers sits down and talks with Matt to discuss the way Lyra was designed, a symbol to speech app he and a team developed. He and Cat Noone talk about the process of developing the app, watching March’s daughter use it, and the future to use Lyra with others.
SLPs and ABA have been at odds with each other over the scope of their fields. Recently ASHA submitted a letter to Arizona asking that a line about Communication be removed from licensure pertaining to ABAs. How loud is too loud? Hugh Grant recently spoke out that movies have gotten too loud, but cinemas say that they keep the sound below 85 dB. How loud is too loud and how long can you sustain it?
Funding in every state is strained. In Pennsylvania, special education classes have grown larger than expected. This rise in student population means that the current funding strategy is wrong. Lastly, what is the link between tongue strength and articulation? A new article shows the link or lack there of between tongue strength and articulation.
ABA and SLPs
Tongue Strength and Articulation
Rise in Special Education
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