Month: September 2017

Exciting times at Banter: introducing Speech Pathologist Brittany Richardson

With speech, language, stuttering and other communication issues, early help is often the best help. We know how frustrating it can be to wait to see a well-trained speech pathologist. So we’re excited to announce that Speech Pathologist Brittany Richardson...

/ 28 September 2017

“I can’t hear myself think!” The compelling case for quiet classrooms

Education theories abound about the best set-up for classrooms. As a parent, I know different school systems, principals, teachers, and families have strong and divergent views on the topic. As a speech pathologist, my chief concern with classroom set-ups is...

/ 24 September 2017

How to speak with people who stutter: do we need rules?

Some people are visibly uncomfortable when they meet someone who stutters. They might stare at the person, like a deer caught in headlights. Or they might look away, as if the person were a solar eclipse. Some people freak out...

/ 10 September 2017

Does my child have a language disorder? 6 questions speech pathologists should ask before assessment

From time to time, I get complaints about the length of my pre-assessment case history form. But I’m not shortening it. Every question in my case history form has a purpose. Yet the answers to some questions are more important...

/ 3 September 2017