Validation is a critical listening skill that many of us are never taught. It can help us improve not only friendships and romantic relationships, but also relationships that are fraught with conflict.
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of symbols standardized to represent sounds (or phonemes) of spoken language. It is the perfect alphabet in which every letter represents one phoneme only, and each phoneme has its appropriate symbol.
Finding the right clinician is one important step toward achieving your speech and language goals. Here are some tips on how to find a clinician with whom you feel you have a good rapport.
The similarities between swimming lessons (or other sports) and speech therapy may initially seem very different, but they will soon become clear.