Do children with ASD acquire gestures the same way other children do?
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When Is a Child Ready for Mainstreaming?
Parents face tough issues when deciding whether it's time to change schools.
Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds
We are able to provide training to staff on voice care and use for businesses where staff have vocally demanding positions such as talking on the telephone, above background noise, or for long periods of time throughout the day.
Some symptoms of a voice disorder are:
- Pitch Changes, i.e. too high or too low
- Loudness Changes, i.e. too soft/loud
- Quality Changes, i.e. hoarseness or breathiness
- Vocal Habits, i.e. excessive throat clearing or coughing
- Musculoskeletal problems, i.e. aching neck muscles/fatigue
- Voice loss and fatigue
Any change in one or all of the systems can lead to voice changes
e.g. Changes in respiratory system
Stress may lead to postural change which can lead to an inadequate air supply resulting in a weakened voice where the person is unable to talk above background noise or project their voice.
Voice disorders can have a major impact on one's life due to:
- Financial costs to companies due to staff sick leave
- Emotional costs to the individual due to inability to express oneself due to vocal fatigue or effort
- Financial Costs to the individual due to inability to fulfill work role which may mean under performance and possible job loss.
Unfortunately teachers are not trained to use their voice effectively and due to the nature of teaching, voice problems are quite common.