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.
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.
Sometimes we find that we say too much by using too many words. Here is a great way to be concise and keep it simple.
Conflict exists in even the most comfortable and stable interpersonal relationships. Here are some tips and tricks to overcome moments of social and professional conflict.
Toronto Speech Therapist discusses filler words and how that might impact your communication, and how speech therapy might help.
Whether you lisp or someone in your life has a lisp, it's important to be aware of the challenges that can be associated.
A sharper, more “sibilant” production of “s” has become associated with the speech of gay men. The lack of distinction between disorder vs. difference has lead many to associate any type of “s” variation in a male speaker with assumptions of that speaker’s sexuality. However, real lisps, as functional speech disorders, have no correlation with sexual orientation.
What similar characteristics do Drew Barrymore, Micheal Phelps, and Barbara Walters have in common? Aside from their respective fame, they all share a functional speech impediment, otherwise known as a lisp.
Lisping does not necessarily make a person less understandable. Rather, it can be a distraction that leads the listener to focus less on the content of the message and more on the assumptions the listener makes about the speaker.