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Sound Therapy in Quarantine: TSI – Targeted Sound Intervention

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It can be hard to find a silver lining in being quarantined during a global pandemic. Nothing about that sounds right. Yet stories are coming out daily about families discovering the beauty of family meals, enjoying activities with their kids, and getting creative with how they spend their time. There’s also the other side of the coin—the stresses of home … Read More

Tymps, Tymps, Tymps

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by Lori Riggs, MA, CCC/SLP Are you tired hearing us talk about tympanograms yet? We’re not tired of talking about them or recommending that you get them yet. Obviously we’re not afraid to admit that we’re pretty opinionated on the subject of how significantly middle ear fluid can affect a child’s development. For years there has been conflicting information by … Read More

Middle Ear Fluid

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A common and very significant issue in young children is the presence of fluid in the middle ear. The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum that contains the three tiny bones of the ear—the incus, malleus, and stapes. This space is normally filled with air. When sound waves travel through the ear canal and cause the eardrum to … Read More

“Can You Hear Me Now?” – FM Systems

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by Lori Riggs, M.A., CCC/SLP Director of NACD’s Center for Speech and Sound “Can you hear me now?” “What did I say?” “Are you listening to me?” “Please just say ——-.” “Say dog/ horse.” “Read my lips.” At NACD we have been working on all of the pieces of the puzzle that help your children learn and develop. All of … Read More

NACD’s Preliminary Trial of the inTime Program

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by Lori Riggs, M.A., CCC/SLP Introduction The National Association of Child Development (NACD) has many years of experience of using and developing sound-based programs with clients for the remediation of auditory-related issues. From Tomatis to Berard, Joudry, Samonas, and The Listening Program® (TLP), we have gathered observations and information about our clients’ responses to auditory programs for a period spanning … Read More

Addressing Auditory Processing NACD’s Way

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by Lori Riggs, M.A., CCC/SLP What is it? “Auditory processing” and “auditory processing disorder” are terms that are thrown around frequently these days. But what does auditory processing actually mean? Auditory processing can loosely be defined as how the brain interprets and uses the auditory signal that comes from the ear. An auditory processing disorder (APD; also referred to as CAPD—central … Read More

Hearing Tests: A Primer for Parents

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by Lori Riggs, Certified Speech/Language Pathologist At first glance an audiogram may look simple and straightforward. Delving into interpretation and implications of the audiogram, however, leads to a whole different picture: the mysterious world of audiology. As many more parents have been sending me their child’s audiological reports to try to make sense of them, I have become acutely aware … Read More

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