Melissa James

Lisps: Speech Therapy For Adults

Lisps: Speech Therapy For Adults

Have you noticed that many of the resources, blogs, and articles on the internet are for lisps and speech therapy with children, not adults? Not anymore.

Why is working on an adult lisp different than a child’s lisp? How is working on an adult lisp and a child’s lisp the same? What is a lisp?  What causes a lisp? We're answering these questions in a unique post on treating frontal and lateral lisps in adulthood.

Communicating your Canadian Citizenship

Communicating your Canadian Citizenship

On this Canadian Long Weekend, I can’t help but think about what makes us Canadian when we communicate. Over 150 years, Canadians have been developing our own manner of collectively communicating which has contributed to our peaceful international reputation.  What about how we communicate as Canadian’s makes us seem… nice? And how do we define Communicating as a Canadian? It might be a question on your mind, whether you're new to Canada or whether you are a native Canadian prone to reflecting on what makes a Canadian communicator (like me). 

Using Emojis: A Modern Social Communication Skill

Using Emojis: A Modern Social Communication Skill

In today's digital world, so many of our daily interactions happen online and via text. From acronyms and abbreviations to emojis, it can be difficult to understand social communicaition skills when it comes to navigating these relatively new methods of communication. These skills are particularily difficult for adults who have ADHD, ASD or another executive function difficulty. 

Reading this post will provide you with simple tips and training about how to refine your social skills in the online realm. 🔜

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Accent Modification is a mystery to many - the public, ESL Educational Community, and speech-language pathologists. Likewise, I frequently find myself explaining what accent modification is, and answering what I call 'accent modification frequently asked questions'. Whether you are a person who is interested in accent modification for yourself, an employer who is interested in accent “softening” for an employee, or a native English speaker curious about this speech-language pathology specialty service, then please keep reading for research-based answers on accent modification…