Trump Goes On ‘Fox News’ For Weekend Interview & Ends Up Stuttering & Looking Like An Idiot

After four soldiers were slain in Niger, President Donald Trump stayed virtually silent about the atrocity for nearly two weeks, instead choosing to tweet about the NFL, play golf, complain about “fake news,” and blast former President Obama. When he finally broke his silence, it was to call the widow of the one of the soldiers only to tell her that “he knew what he signed up for.”

Peter Wehner, an adviser and speechwriter in former president George W. Bush’s White House said it best:

‘Part of being a president is at moments being pastor in chief, dispensing grace and understanding and giving voice to sorrow, tragedy and loss. But he’s a person who’s missing an empathy gene.’

Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo sat down for a truly dimwitted interview with Trump, which will air on Sunday. A clip was released today by Fox Business Network. During the interview, Trump talked about White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s reaction to Representative Frederica Wilson’s (D-FL) listening in on his phone call with Sergeant La David Johnson’s widow.

Among the many bizarre things Trump told Fox’s Bartiromo was that former General Kelly was:

‘so offended that a woman would be––that someone would be listening to that call’

Then, according to Trump, Kelly told him:

‘Sir, this is not acceptable.’

What comes next is even more deplorable. Trump responded to Bartiromo about the phone call saying:

‘I spoke the name of the young man…These are tougher than dealing with the heads of countries, believe me. These are very very tough calls.’

It is not really surprising that Trump made misogynistic remarks about Rep. Wilson. Unfortunately, it has become clear that it is one of his primary character traits, along with his narcissism. These tweets sum up with interview pretty well:

The first part of the interview is set to air on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. Then, the second part will air on Monday’s Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network. Grab some popcorn and watch the cheeto-in-chief’s thought provoking interview with the network that made him famous.

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WATCH: Dershowitz Leaves CNN’s Cuomo Stuttering; ‘You Cannot Look Me In The Eye And Deny…’

Harvard University Emeritus Professor and Fox News contributor Alan Dershowitz literally left CNN anchor Chris Cuomo stuttering after he offered a strong defense of President Donald Trump over Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney. At one point, Dershowitz was visibly stunned when Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor, basely asserted Trump broke the law and that Cohen isn’t cooperating with officials, telling her, “you cannot look me in the eye and deny that fact.”

During an interview on CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Dershowitz argued that if Trump ordered Cohen to pay Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal — two women who claim they had an affair years ago with the president and threatened to come forward in late 2016 — it is not against the law.

“Any [presidential] candidate has the right to contribute unlimited amounts to his own campaign … Any candidate has the right to pay hush money to somebody to influence the outcome of the election. The problem is … ” he added, before being cut off by the other guest, who said, “not if it’s unreported.”

Dershowitz responded by giving them all a quick lesson on the law.

“Well, that’s the next question, whether it has to be reported. And that’s a technical violation. Do you know how many technical violations the Obama campaign committed and every other campaign committed?” said Dershowitz. “Failure to report a contribution by the candidate itself is essentially jaywalking. Then you have the credibility issue, when you have somebody who himself admits that he is a liar … You can die in prison, or you can give me evidence that we can use against somebody else … That is an accusation … It’s an easy embellishment to make if it didn’t happen… Presumption of innocence.”

Cuomo stuttered several times throughout the interview, saying, “I understand… I understand,” and “Right, well, we will see” when he couldn’t refute Dershowtiz’s legal arguments. Rogers tried her best to claim Trump is a criminal and that Cohen isn’t working with the government for a better deal, and Dershowitz was not having any of it.

Watch below:

The panel was referring to Cohen pleading guilty last Tuesday to charges related to campaign finance laws and other fraud. The terms of his plea deal are ever-changing, but he has agreed to spend between three to five years in prison.

Dershowitz’s point was that if Trump directed Cohen to use his own money to pay off Daniels and McDougal — who allege they were paid as part of a nondisclosure agreement to remain quiet about the alleged affairs with Trump years ago — and then Trump paid back Cohen, that is not a crime.

Simply put, if Cohen had anything on Trump, he would have used it to leverage a better plea deal. No one would accept up to five years in federal prison if they had damning evidence against a sitting president. Plus, Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking the law, he would get crucified in court as not being a credible witness if he tried to accuse Trump of anything.

Dershowitz gave viewers insight into how the law works, left Cuomo stuttering, and dared Rogers to look him in the eye while she oddly claimed Cohen isn’t working with the government to possibly flip on Trump.

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WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Turns Into STUTTERING MESS When Asked For 3 Reasons To Impeach Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez truly is the gift that keeps giving to the Republican Party. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” on Sunday, the New York socialist turned into a stuttering mess when asked for three reasons why President Donald Trump should be impeached. Ocasio-Cortez began by claiming there are “so many” reasons to impeach Trump, and then it went downhill from there when Yahoo hosts Daniel Klaidman and Michael Isikoff pushed her for specifics. She then gave two ridiculous reasons, which included the “tax bill” and “census,” which are not impeachable offenses. Below is a partial transcript of her exchange: ISIKOFF: What would be your top three if you were drafting the articles of impeachment? OCASIO-CORTEZ: The top three? I think number one is emoluments. I think it’s always been emoluments. It’s always been about that for me. ISIKOFF: Two and three? OCASIO-CORTEZ: Two and three. I think two would be tax fraud. And number three, um. Man, number three. ISIKOFF: Interesting that you don’t mention Russia. OCASIO-CORTEZ: No, I don’t. Because I think that for a lot of aspects of the Russia investigation, as we saw with the Mueller report, I think there are a lot of parts of the Russia issue that some down to emoluments. Pay-for-play, financial transactions, Trump Tower. It comes down to money. And if we had gotten something from the Mueller report I would probably put that up there as number one, but I feel like it is a little risky to put all your eggs in that basket. And I think a lot of this stuff happens through backdoor bank accounts and stuff like that. So emoluments kind of includes any financial misconduct in relation to Russia. KLAIDMAN: Specifically on tax fraud, what do you have in mind? Is there something specific, like deflating assets, or the insurance issue. Those issues you brought up when you were questioning Michael Cohen? OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yeah, I agree, I think it comes to that. There is just so much, like the census, you know, I can’t even, the tax bill, like, what can, there is just so much! WATCH: @AOC is asked her top-3 reasons to impeach President Trump. Only one itsy-bitsy problem! Her little empty brain has a hard time thinking of any reasons. When she does come up with some reasons, she says the census and the tax bill are impeachable offenses?😱 — 𝕄𝔸𝔾𝔸🇺🇸🅟🅐🅣🅡🅘🅞🅣🇺🇸𝕊𝕋𝔼𝕍𝔼™️ (@RealMAGASteve) April 16, 2019 As evidenced in the video, she couldn’t list a single valid reason why Trump should be impeached from office. And she struggled mightily to deliver a coherent sentence. The GOP tax cuts — which resulted in over 80 percent of Americans saving money in 2018 — were passed in Congress. There’s literally nothing illegal about lawmakers voting on a measure and it passing in Congress. Her second idea of the “census” involves the Trump administration wanting to add a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. By including the question on whether an immigrant is in America legally or illegally, federal immigration authorities will be able to have updated data on how many illegal immigrants  are in the U.S. This is currently being challenged in court, so it’s not illegal or impeachable — as Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed. All of her suggestions were silly, ridiculous, and deeply incompetent because she knows Democrats don’t have any evidence to impeach Trump.

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Trump Destroys ABC Reporter, Leaves Him Stuttering

President Donald Trump went toe to toe with an ABC reporter on Wednesday and it was vicious.

Speaking to reporters the president was confronted by ABC News reporter Jon Karl.

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Karl took off his reporter hat and became an advocate, advising the president to open part of the government to help workers.

“Do you think I should do that?” the president asked angrily.

“No, do you think I should do that, Jon?” he said again.

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“I watch your one-sided reporting — do you think I should do that?” he said.

Karl attempted to get out of it but the president continued to tear into him.

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“I’m saying that if you sign that, these workers can start getting paid,” the reporter said.

“So you would do it if you were in my position?” President Trump shot back.

“I’m not in your position,” Karl said under his breath.

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“If you would do that, you should never be in this position because you would never get anything done — goodbye everyone,” Trump said, landing the final blow.

Twitter loved it.

Trump just impeached Jonathan Karl

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 9, 2019

Jon Karl asks Trump why he won’t sign bills to get fed workers paid during the shutdown.

Trump just attacks Karl: “Would you do that if you were in my position? Because if you would do that, you should never be in this position, because you’d never get anything done.” Via CBS

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 9, 2019

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Trump turns Jon Karl into “stuttering Jon”.
That’s gonna leave a mark.

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Pelosi Stuttering, Stammers, Appears “on Something” as She Attacks GOP Tax Bill

During House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daily press briefing Thursday, a day before the Senate finally passed the GOP’s sweeping tax reform bill, she gave America more embarrassing evidence that it’s long past time she left the national stage.

Pelosi was clearly trying to portray some kind of moral outrage, but right from the onset, the 77-year-old congresswoman behaved like a senile senior fast approaching the onset of full-blown dementia.

First, she walked by a giant sign labeled “GOP tax sham” but, as she arrived at the podium, looked over her left shoulder in search of that very same sign.

Upon realizing that it was to her right, she pivoted and announced, “Here it is: the GOP tax scam.”

And here you are — the Democrat Party’s Achilles heel.

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Pelosi then began babbling her complaints about the tax bill, repeating and slurring her words like the iPhone’s Siri stuck in a loop.

Pelosi has embarrassed herself in public before, of course, but this time came off differently. The careful, but botched, enunciation gave the impression she was “on something.” She sounded like a driver who’s had a few too many trying to tell a cop exactly how he was just heading home.

Listen to a compilation of Pelosi’s stuttering and stammering pieced together by the folks over at The American Mirror:

“It will unravel the ACA,” she said, using liberal terminology for what normal Americans call “Obamacare.”

The Senate version of the tax reform would repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate.

“The sneaky ACA ref .. reform,” she then repeated. “Repeal … sneaky ACA repeal.”

Took you long enough to get that right, Nancy.

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“It’s a lethal attack on the middle class, on America’s jobs … on Americans’ jobs,” she later said.

Interestingly, a transcript of this briefing posted to Pelosi’s House website didn’t include most of her mistakes: “It’s a lethal attack on the middle class, on Americans’ jobs, good health, and education, on the children and seniors.”

How convenient.

Pelosi also slurred her speech when speaking about veterans, referring to them as “ever-veterans,” and spoke of congressional “bri-partisanship” in regard to her hopes Congress will pass legislation to protect illegal immigrant children.

When later criticizing President Donald Trump for his alleged refusal to hear her arguments in favor of former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump rescinded earlier this fall,  Pelosi then said something astounding.

“How can you judge — judgement be respected if you don’t even know what you’re talking about?” she uttered.

Said the lady who enthusiastically voted in favor of Obamacare seven years ago despite admitting to not knowing what was inside the bill.

Nice try, though.

I’m not an ageist or whatnot, but I gotta wonder … does does an aging woman with so many glaring issues really need to be leading the Democrat Party?

I would typically argue “no,” though given the effect her leadership has had on the party, I’m tempted to yell, “Heck yes!”

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Did a Philly Starbucks barista mock a customer with a stutter?

A University of Pennsylvania graduate student says a Starbucks barista in West Philadelphia mocked him for his stuttering disorder last week — just 29 days after the company closed its nearly 800 U.S. stores for anti-bias training following the wrongful arrests of two black men at a Center City store.

The 28-year-old student, who is pursuing a doctorate at the Wharton School, said he was shocked when he ordered an iced coffee at a Starbucks in University City, only to have the barista mimic his name by saying: “OK, S-S-Sam.”

It was even more disturbing when he realized while walking back to his office that the barista had typed his name on the cup as “SSSam.”

“It’s rare, as an adult, that that kind of disrespect happens,” said Sam, who asked that his last name not be published because he feared being continually linked to the alleged bias. “It happens, but it’s really rare to see it in print.”

“Stuttering is an affliction that harms people every day,” said Sam, who has had a stutter since age 6. “But I’m not the right person to be the face of that fight.”

Starbucks regional vice president Camille Hymes reached out to Sam to learn more about what happened and to personally apologize, according to Reggie Borges, a Starbucks spokesman.

“We are taking this incident seriously, and we have begun a full investigation,” Borges said. “We need to have a zero tolerance policy for any kind of discrimination. We don’t  feel like this [discrimination] is reflective of our values or of our mission. We want everyone who comes to our stores to feel valued and to have a positive experience.”

Sam confirmed that Hymes called him around 3 p.m. Monday.  “As someone who studies these kind of things [corporate decisions and operations], I believe she was sincere in her apology.”

At the time of the incident, which occurred just before 3 p.m. last Wednesday at the store at 3401 Walnut St., Sam was not so much angry as shocked, he said.

“It felt rude,” he said.

Initially, Sam reported the incident to Starbucks customer service via email and received a reply apologizing if he felt disrespected and offering him a $5 Starbucks credit.

“I thought it was kind of insulting,” he said. “I also thought they didn’t take my issue seriously. It was as if they give $5 to anyone who complains about anything.  I sort of got a generic email, and I didn’t feel like I was heard.”

Borges said Starbucks had learned a lot since it closed its stores for the afternoon of May 29 for employee anti-bias training following the April 12 arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, who were racially profiled while waiting to meet a third man in the store for a business meeting.

Starbucks later declined to pursue trespassing charges against the men, who were both 23 years old.  A video showing them being handcuffed and led out by police went viral and sparked protests and calls for boycotts all over the country.

Sam usually goes to the Starbucks at 3901 Walnut, where he has always been treated with respect and courtesy, he said.  He doesn’t plan to let what happened at the 34th and Walnut store affect his plans to buy coffee at the store at 39th and Walnut.

“I don’t want to generalize one person’s behavior,” Sam said.  “I’m not going to impugn an entire organization because of one person.”

Heather Grossman, the director of the American Institute for Stuttering, an organization that provides speech therapy and counseling, said incidents like the one Sam described occur more often than most people realize.

“People are often very, very insensitive,” Grossman said. “They don’t realize that [stuttering] truly qualifies as a disability. They think it’s a behavior.” Or they treat it as if it’s a temporary condition.

Stuttering is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, she said.

“But, unfortunately, there is still much blatant discrimination (including job discrimination) and way too many stories of people being mocked, dismissed, or imitated,” Grossman later wrote in an email. Stuttering often is noticed in children between the ages of 2 and 6 when they are learning to form sentences.

Sam said he received speech therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering when he was a teenager.

Grossman said the mocking behavior Sam experienced tended to make people who stutter feel that their stuttering is something they should hide.

“And in the act of trying to hide their stutter, it causes a physical tension and avoidant behavior” that makes the stuttering only worse, she said.

“People don’t realize that underneath in that person’s soul is a lot of pain,” Grossman said.

Sometimes people may give a different name when they encounter a server again in the hopes that perhaps they won’t stutter, she said. Or they may pick a simpler drink to avoid pronouncing a difficult word, such as cappuccino or macchiato.

Tan Lekwijit, a fellow doctoral student at the Wharton School, first posted an account of the incident on Starbucks’ Facebook page about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The time stamp on the photo of the cup showed the order was made at 2:53 p.m.

“My friend Sam who is a stutterer stuttered on his name when ordering a coffee at Starbucks. The barista said, “Okay, S-s-s-sam”. When he received his coffee, he was shocked to see that his name on the cup was written as “SSSAM”, which was disrespectful.

“I am writing this not because I want to get anybody into trouble, but because I want to raise awareness among the employees. There are many people with speech disorders who are in a worse position than my friend’s and struggle with self-esteem and self-confidence. Getting this kind of treatment from people, especially service employees, only scars them— and I beg Starbucks employees to have this in mind.”

Called about the posting, Lekwijit, 26, said: “I was angry and I feel like no stutterer should be treated this way. Not just my friend, but for other people with speech disorders.

“I don’t’ know if the [bias] training they just had covered people with speech disabilities, but it should,” Lekwijit said.

He also claimed his first Facebook post was deleted by Starbucks Sunday night about 9 p.m.  So he reposted it again on his own Facebook timeline later Sunday night.

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WATCH: Pelosi Turns Into Stuttering, Stammering Mess Over Release Of GOP Memo

Nancy Pelosi is, in a word, a mess.

We’ve catalogued the House Democratic leader’s repeated missteps and endless verbal blunders, which are now simply too numerous to list. But as she does, Pelosi has outdone herself once again.

Like most Democrats, Pelosi is freaked out by the House vote on Monday to release a four-page memo that outlines allegations that former president Barack Obama’s Justice Department and his hand-picked minions at the FBI abused a surveillance program in order to spy on President-elect Donald Trump.

On Monday, she got into a heated argument with Chris Cuomo, an anchor at Dem-friendly CNN. When asked about the memo, she called the document a “total misrepresentation” and said it should be reviewed by intelligence officials before it is made public (which the House on Monday voted to do).

At one point, Cuomo asked Pelosi why FBI Director Christopher Wray has not objected to the release of the document. Pelosi lost it. “Let me just say this with all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about right now,” she spat at Cuomo, then proceeded to stammer and stutter her weak reasons why the memo should not be released.

That’s been the strategy of top Democrats throughout: Argue that the memo, produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his staff, cannot be understood if viewed without the massive supporting documentation.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) last week said Congress cannot release the memo because the American public won’t be able to understand it.

“Well, because the American people, unfortunately, don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is,” Schiff said over the weekend. “The Republicans are not saying ‘Make the underlying materials available to the public.'”

But the memo likely will go public soon. In an effort to distract, Pelosi said its contents are all part of a “cover-up.”

“I think [House Speaker Paul Ryan] has a major responsibility and what I call a cover up of what they are doing, it’s really very sad,” Pelosi said in the CNN interview. “But again, it’s a cover up, it’s a distraction. What really we are trying to do right now is keep government open. They have a problem with that because they are ineffective.”

And as she politicized the GOP effort to get to the bottom of the matter, she said, “This is not to be politicized. … It’s not about making up a false memo.”

Democrats also argue that it would be unprecedented for Trump to release the memo, which contains classified information (which would first be declassified and redacted, no doubt). Said columnist Ann Coulter:

MSM claim declassifying memo w/ [alleged] national security info is UNPREDECENTED! 3 months after taking office, Obama declassified TOP SECRET interrogation memos, revealing tricks to terrorists & putting US officials at risk.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 30, 2018

In 2009, Obama’s release of “exhaustive details about interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency could lead to a flood of new disclosures about secret Bush administration operations against Al Qaeda,” The New York Times reported.

Republicans, meanwhile, say the American people can make up their own minds. They argue that the memo details clear evidence of an anti-Trump bias both at the Justice Department and within Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s supposed interference in the 2016 election.

If you can stomach nine minutes of Pelosi stammering and stuttering as she tries to explain away the contents of the memo, you can watch the clip below.

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Club Brugge 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Los Colchoneros Stutter in Belgium |

Atletico Madrid rounded off their Champions League group stage campaign with a goalless draw against Club Brugge on Tuesday evening.

As Borussia Dortmund won their match against Monaco, Atletico have to settle for second place in Group A behind the Bundesliga outfit. 


The first half ticked by with very little to shout about for either side. Thomas Partey and Antoine Griezmann had the most notable chances of the opening 45 minutes, but they both saw their shots saved by Brugge’s American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.

Atletico were just as uninspiring in the second half and they very nearly fell behind with 15 minutes left on the clock. Jan Oblak was forced into action for the first time on the night, producing a stunning close range save to deny Luan Peres.


Both sets of forwards tried in vein to find a breakthrough, but the points ended up being shared on what proved to a very disappointing night for Atletico.

Check out the breakdown of the evening’s events below.

After last season’s embarrassing early exit in the Champions League, it was absolutely imperative that Atletico reached the knockout stages this time around and, luckily enough, they had already done so prior to this game.


The fact that they had already secured their spot in the last 16 ended up hurting them more than anything. There was a clear lack of invention in the final third and on too many occasions they were outfought by a resolute Brugge side who had nothing to lose.

After Borussia Dortmund won their match in Monaco, Atletico had to settle for second place in Group A, which will be tough to take for Diego Simeone. This result may come back to haunt them when the draw for the knockout rounds takes place.

Player Ratings

Starting XI: Oblak (6); Arias (6), Godin (6), Montero (5), Saul (6); Koke (6), Thomas (5), Rodrigo (6), Lemar (4); Gelson (4), Griezmann (6).

Substitutes: Vitolo (5), Correa (6), Kalinic (5).

Star Man – Jan Oblak

No one stood out from an Atletico perspective, but Oblak deserves a special mention for producing the best moment of the match with a remarkable save towards the end of the game.

The Slovenian keeper had very little to do all evening, so to produce a save of that quality out of seemingly nowhere is testament to his ability. It’s a shame that it ended up counting for little in the grand scheme of things, but it at least helped him to preserve a clean sheet.

Jan Oblak. What an insane save. Sublime

— Gianni Verschueren (@ReverschPass)

Oblak is truly fantastic. That was a certain goal for Brugges and he’s pulled out a miraculous save.

Makes himself so big, which makes it so difficult for strikers. He amazes us game after game.

— EiF (@EiFSoccer)


— AtléticoFans (@AtleticoFans)

Worst Player – Gelson Martins

Martins was given the nod to start up top with Griezmann and, unfortunately enough for the Portuguese, he had little to no effect on the game.

In fairness he was provided with very little support at the top end of the pitch, but on the rare occasion he did find himself in a threatening position, he wasn’t able to fashion anything of note.

Looking Ahead

With qualification to the knockout rounds of the Champions League secured, Atletico can concentrate on their domestic campaign until February. Their next match is a La Liga tie against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

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Speech Therapy for Adults

Adults may require a Speech-Language Therapist’s (SLT’s) services for a number of reasons. Certain injuries and medical conditions create communication disorders, which may hamper a person’s self esteem and be very hard to surmount alone. No matter what your age is, we are trained to help rebuild the mental and physical components of language after injury, as well as to provide caring support as you progress through the challenges of rehabilitation. Several areas of difficulty will more commonly be underlying reasons justifying speech therapy for adults – these are briefly reviewed below.

Support for Medical Conditions

Speech-language therapy may be required for medical conditions which affect the physical components of communication, or for those which have mental symptoms. Examples of illnesses which affect a person’s physical ability to produce words include laryngeal cancer and Huntington’s Disease. Dementia and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) are examples of issues affecting the cognitive processes involved with speech. Treatment may involve assistance with swallowing, oral muscle tone, speech clarity or training to improve a client’s mental processing and ability to utilise language.

Treatment After Accidents

If accidents or injuries occur that traumatise the brain in any way, it can affect a person’s speech clarity or their ability to find and utilise language. The good news is, the brain is very capable of recovering from traumatic injury when properly stimulated and trained. We encourage you to consider speech-language therapy if you require rehabilitation from:


Traumatic brain injury.

Any other damage to the right hemisphere of the brain.

A SLT may also assist with treatment after accidents where AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) is required, and speech for people with tracheostomies or ventilators.

Assistance with Speech Clarity

Speech-related issues may perhaps be the most well-known component of speech therapy for adults. Disorders that often require therapy include apraxia (difficulties with speech sound production), aphasia (trouble with word-finding), stuttering or lisps. Voice and accent modification can be considered an elective service, but if help is desired, we at Vocalsaints are trained to assist with these too.

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Tablet computers can be of use in speech therapy for kids

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Tablet computers can be of use in speech therapy for kids

A paper appeared in Behaviour and Information Technology

Thus, computer games have been established to be a potential benefit for speech therapy and for children’s motivation and satisfaction from classes. Moreover, games can be used both in hospitals and in outpatient activities.

One of the co-authors is Kazan Federal Unviersity invited professor Andreja Istenič Starčič. She commented, “It’s a continuation of our multi-year work some results of which have already been published. Just last year, we compared tablet-based and traditional math programs. We found out that kids can become more involved in gamified tasks on tablets than in traditional textbook tasks.

“Gadgets can be really helpful, and not merely entertainment devices. In speech therapy, more and more practical activities have been based on computer games lately. Kids can solve crosswords and puzzles, pronounce words that are difficult for them.”

However, there are also many reservations about computers in everyday learning. In this new paper, the researchers involved 44 children aged 3 to 12 who manifested speech problems. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia and European Social Fund.

“The questionnaire results showed that tablets have a positive influence on social learning among children. We noted that the accents in therapy also shifted – whereas traditional therapy leans on instruction, this time the practitioners actively involved children and tried to motivate them,” concluded Dr. Starčič.

Thus, computer games have been established to be a potential benefit for speech therapy and for children’s motivation and satisfaction from classes. Moreover, games can be used both in hospitals and in outpatient activities.

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