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Mark Ittleman, The speech pathologist who can make a rock talk is the author of The Teaching of Talking, Learn to Do Expert Speech Therapy at Home with Children and Adults. In these blogtalkradio broadcasts Mark speaks about some of the fundamental principles of speech therapy he believes people who are considering it should know.
The caregiver or parent has a critical role in the success of speech and language stimulation with adults who have developed aphasia and children who are not talking. There are many caregivers who are the true key to the recovery of speaking. Although the speech langauge pathologist is the true professional who has a vital role in the process, the actual result will be shaped by giving the caregiver expert guidance and support so that speaking instruction and repetition can be carried on in the home.
Speech therapy is like going to personal trainer or golf pro. You get a lesson, but then it is up to you to apply what you have learned. Caregivers need to realize that the true progress of improved speaking may be up to them. Find out more about speaking and talking at http://www.teachingoftalking.com/
It's good to talk.