Finding Voice with Cerebral Palsy: CNN's Tommy Andres reports on a young man with cerebral palsy who found his voice singing the gospel in church. Go to: From Krulwich Wonders, an NPR science blog Time lapse of a baby playing with toys, watch him go. "He rocks. He rolls. He sucks. He kicks. He tongues. He handles. He flips. He touches. There's not a single item in this living room that 9 month old Charles-Edward (aka Edward) doesn't exploreEdward (son of Quebec City journalist/photographer Francis Vachon) is a rolling demonstration of what the neuroscientists call "synaptic exuberance." You can't see what's happening in his brain, but he is forming ten, twenty thousand new connections every second. Watch him go." (Video below, may take time to load.)

See entire NPR article onKrulwich Wonders, an NPR Science Blog. New Film: The King's Speech Places Spotlight on Stuttering From Wikipedia: "The King's Speech is a British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper from a script by David Seidler. The film won the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award. Because of his stammer, Albert (the future George VI) dreaded public speaking. After his closing speech at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley on 31 October 1925, which was an ordeal for both him and the listeners, he began to see Lionel Logue, an Australian-born speech therapist. The Duke and Logue practiced breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic breathing and the Duchess rehearsed these with him patiently. As a result of the training, the Duke's opening address at Australia's Federal Parliament at Canberra in 1927 went successfully, and he was able to speak subsequently with only a slight hesitation. The film stars Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel Logue, who helped George VI overcome a stammer. Filming commenced in the United Kingdom in November 2009. The film was limited release in the United States on 26 November 2010 and it will be general release across the UK on 7 January 2011."

Video from Chatterbox Books: Parent speaks on learning about her child's speech/language delay Have you shared your concerns and feelings with family members, friends, and/or your family physician, and been told "GIVE IT TIME" "JUST WAIT AND SEE" "THEY'RE TOO YOUNG TO BE CONCERNED" If you have questions about your child's development or know someone who does, please review and share this informational video! Our goal is to spread this educational/inspirational video out into the hands of parents, therapists, doctors, and educators as we believe people should NEVER follow the advice "just wait and see/give it time". A consultation/evaluation with a speech pathologist will give parents the answers they are looking for. It might be fine to wait, however, hearing that advice from a speech pathologist certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association is the best way to know for sure!! Please take 10 minutes to view our video and then share it with ALL those you know! Here is the link yo the video: Teri Kaminski Peterson, M.S. CCC/SLP Author, The Big Book of Exclamations President, Chatterbox Books, Inc. 16098 Miles Circle Brainerd, MN 56401 Phone: 218-838-5352 How Do We Communicate? Video with Professor Paul Bloom, Yale University One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language. This lecture introduces students to the major topics within the study of language: phonology, morphology, syntax and recursion. This lecture also describes theories of language acquisition, arguments for the specialization of language, and the commonalities observed in different languages across cultures. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

Dr. Temple Grandin - Reinventing Autism, "a 90-minute documentary, tells the captivating story of Temple's life, and her journey overcoming autism and living life to it's fullest. This preview offers a glimpse of the project -- which has been a labor of love for Temple and the production team -- who are committed to increasing awareness of autism and helping families emerge from a grim diagnosis to create a full and meaningful life for their children." (from Youtube promo, 2008) For more information, visit

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MUSIC THERAPY, Parts 1 & 2 from Berklee College of Music The power of music as an integral part of SLP training is often ignored or only lightly touched upon. Here are some informative video clips that show the integrative value of the approach. It's easy to see how it could be combined with speech/language therapy. Video Clip from Part 1:

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IN MY LANGUAGE, An interesting perspective on autistic non-verbal language

MD WEB Videos A to Z MD Web's easy access via an A to Z list of videos on topics such as ADD/ADHD, auditory processing, and various medical topics. Many appropriate for use with parents. Many of them begin with brief commercial. Example: ADHD Traits in Boys and Girls

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SOURCES: Thomas E. Brown, PhD, assistant clinical professor, psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Edward Gotlieb, MD, FAAP, FASM, pediatrician. Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, mental health counselor; former teacher and school psychologist. © 1999-2008 Medstar Television THE NETWORKS TURN OUT MEDIA ON AUTISM ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN have all aired and produced DVDs on the topic of Autism and Aspergers syndrome within the last 5 years. Here is a list with their own descriptions of the media products. ABC News Primetime Austisic Children Marc and Sophia Augier were overjoyed when their dream of a big family quickly became a reality with the birth of son Marcel and, little more than a year later, twin boys Christophe and Henri. Yet that dream turned into a nightmare when they found out that, incredibly, all three babies suffered from autism. This mysterious and complex developmental brain disorder-which affects, by some estimates, as many as one in 166 children-has no known cause or cure. ABC News reports how the Augiers decided to devote their lives and their savings to pursue a cutting-edge and sometimes controversial-therapy for their sons called "Applied Behavior Analysis," or ABA, in an effort to prevent them from slipping away forever into a world of utter isolation. ABC News Primetime Aspergers Syndrome ABC News reports on Aspergers Syndrome, a debilitating, life-long, neurological disorder with similarities to autism. Children with Aspergers have intense obsessions, great difficulty carrying on normal conversations or feeling emotions. Their obsession is a symptom of the unique disorder. They're highly intelligent but their brains are wired differently. They can't read faces if someone's sad or angry, so that leaves them alone, isolated. ABC News spends time with kids struggling to understand the language of life. Autism is a World - CNN "Autism is a World" is a documentary about Sue Rubin, who is autistic. Sue was diagnosed and treated as mentally retarded until the age of 13 when she began to communicate using a keyboard. Now she is a junior in college. In Sue's own words, "Autism is a World" takes the viewer on a journey into her mind, her daily world, and her life with autism. A co-production of CNN Productions and State of the Art, Inc., the film has been honored with numerous awards including a 2004 Academy Award nomination for Documentary Short Subject. With Closed Captioning, and two additional audio tracks: Audio Description of the Visually Impaired and Spanish. CBS 60 Minutes - Diagnosis: Autism Air Date: 02/18/07 How early can a child be diagnosed with autism? Researchers at the University of California's M.I.N.D. Institute are trying to identify the symptoms in children as young as 1 year old. Even infants are being screened for early warning signs of this neurological disorder. The hope is that early intervention will reduce autism's most debilitating symptoms. Lesley Stahl reports on the effort to diagnose and treat a condition that affects one in every 150 children. The Autistic ABA Therapist / Autism, Recovery & Thinking In Pictures An independent media production asks the question; Is "recovery" possible? Kelly Londenberg, a 21-year-old therapist who has worked with over 300 autistic children believes that "recovery" is possible. Because of her extensive background in working with many autistic children and young adults, she has gathered years of practical experience and knowledge. But what is truly unique about her insightful knowledge is that fact that she is autistic herself. In this video interview, Kelly shares her thoughts and experiences with autism and how it feels to be autistic. She discusses her experience with sensory problems, the pain of being touched, her difficulties with emotions, how food such as milk and bread affect her behavior and why changes in her environment affects her emotionally. This video interview is a fascinating look into the mind of an autistic person who answers many question relating to her experiences and how she sees the world. For any family touch by autism, this documentary is an invaluable resource for understanding and helping others to understand what is truly going on in the mind of an autistic child.