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Showing posts with label speech. Show all posts

Friday, 17 January 2020

Speech and Language Evolution

At one time I would have been appalled by the overuse of "like" and the fact that younger people tend to go up at the end of sentences. 

Then I realised that speech and language are always changing!  You have only to observe how much speech has changed in the last 100 years. I expect if we heard speech from 500 years ago we would struggle to understand it.  

And to think how languages have evolved in the last 1000-2000 years! No, we have to accept that speech and language will be forever changing.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Speech therapist

Today, a new speech therapist called and she has set up further sessions most weeks during January and early February. The good news is she can tell things, with my speech and breathlessness, can be improved and she has given me more exercises to do.

I was favourably impressed with the new girl.

My speech is the most obvious of my disabilities: I find communicating by voice hard work currently, although I am hopeful that this will improve. My aim is to be able to communicate by voice as I used to be able to do.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Speech and Language visit

Today, the Speech and Language therapist called on one of her regular visits. She is pleased with my progress, with voice a bit stronger (again) and speaking better than on her last visit. She suggested some more foods to eat by mouth.

Progressing, slowly but steadily.