Our self-assessment quizzes are designed to help you reflect on your personal and professional communication. Through answering these carefully crafted questions you will be one step closer to identifying how you can perform better and feel more confident about your speech, social and communication skills. Intended for educational use only.
For many people with aphasia, there is some evidence that communication partner training can increase the effectiveness of their interactions with their loved ones, even though this type of therapy does not directly impact their ability to produce sounds, words or sentences.
Cognitive fallacies are unfounded and inaccurate thoughts that taint and twist our understanding of reality. These beliefs take root in our minds through our subjective experiences and reinforce negative thoughts and emotions, which add greater negativity to our self-perception. Here are the four cognitive fallacies that you didn’t realize your mind might be committing.
The two main tenets of practice in healthcare are: evidence-based practice, and client-centred practice. Speech-language pathologists must consider the best ways to practice, by keeping scientific evidence and the individuality of their clients in mind, while also considering how a given strategy will fit with a client’s individual needs.
Prosody describes the pitch, loudness, and rhythm of speech. It is understood in two components: stress and intonation, and has multiple layers that subtly yet dynamically impact our message’s meanings. To learn more about Prosody, one of our Speech Language Pathologists explains further.
Diaphragmatic breathing is a deeper, more relaxed breathing, which results in a more powerful voice, verses clavicular breathing which leads to vocal cord tension and causes your voice to be quieter, and harder to hear. One of our Speech Language Pathologists explains the differences, and how diaphragmatic breathing helps you to speak more loudly and sound more powerful.
Working in a customer service role may not be easy, but many of us find that we need to interact with customers, clients, guests, or visitors, to our business on a daily basis. So how do we ensure that we make the best impression possible and that each interaction results in an excellent customer service experience? Here are some words that those of us in customer service roles can use to portray a positive attitude to our clients.
T is often a difficult sound to grasp for non-native speakers of English, and it isn’t because the sound is hard to pronounce. Instead, it is because what we think of as the “T sound” is actually composed of several different sounds, and pronouncing the T correctly requires an understanding of the rules surrounding which version to use in a given word.
Small talk is used to fill the uncomfortable and even unbearable silence we feel amidst others. We may not delight in it but most of us tolerate engaging in small talk as a part of socializing, mostly with strangers or acquaintances. One of our Speech Language Pathologists gives advice on how to become better at small talk.
There are many sounds in English, but people often have trouble with R. What makes this sound harder for some people to pronounce, even into adulthood?
One most common fear is public speaking. Learn how speech language pathologists approach this anxiety from a variety of angles to combat this fear, so that clients are able to deliver meaningful and connected presentations.