Don’t worry, “A banana a day keeps the speech lady away” is not a real saying so how could a banana be relevant in the field of speech pathology? We are actually talking something commonly known as the ‘speech banana’. Sharing an interest in this are audiologists, as the speech banana refers to the banana shape that you see in audiograms. Continue reading “Banana and speech – how could the two possibly relate?”
We hear this comment frequently from parents, often with kids ranging from 2 years up to 8 years of age. What is a lisp? When it is normal? When should it, if at all, be treated? Continue reading “HELP! My child has a lisp”
Remember the much loved Looney Tunes character, Tweety? “I twat I taw a puddy tat!” was his or her catch phrase and was full of speech errors (a recurring theme in many Looney Tunes characters). A little birdie once asked me…. “When does it stop being all b’s and d’s?” She was referring to her then two and half year old son’s speech and his speech pattern reminded me of Tweety. So is this normal?