- (Central) Auditory Processing
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (previously known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)) is a disorder in the way auditory information is processed in the brain.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
A pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment. Also known as”Autism” or “ASD”.
- Aural Rehabilitation
To restore the sense or organs of hearing to a condition of good health, ability to work.
- Augmentative Communication Technology
To make larger or add on to the present communication using technology i.e. devices that assist those with communication difficulties such as Picture Boards.
- Alternative Communication Technology
One course of action that can be chosen involving technology to communicate i.e. devices that assist those with communication difficulties such as Picture Boards.
- Accent Reduction
To lessen the prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. Accents can be prominent when learning a new language which cause some to want assistance to change the accent to reflect the new language.
the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a particular sound, taken as a whole. c. any one of these adjustments and movements. d. any speech sound, especially a consonant.
- Brain Injury
Brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the brain. It is a very serious condition. This is also known as brain injury. Ours brains need oxygen in order to function properly.
- Cognitive Communication Disorders
Difficulty communicating relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.
- Children with complex Physical Needs
Persons ages 0 to 16 with severe difficulty relating to the physical function of the body’s muscle and nerve movement and control. Often physical difficulties are genetic or result of injury.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.