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Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) by Berard

Some children have difficulty with processing information through the auditory channel, especially those with a history of ear infections, the autistic population, and children with learning disabilities. Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) by Berard is a 10 day program that  helps reorganize the brain to improve auditory and sensory processing capabilities. Participants use headphones to comfortably […]


Accent Modification- “What did you say?”

Is your accent getting in the way of doing business?  Are you tired of hearing, “What did you say?” or “I didn’t understand you!”  When your first language is other than American English, many of the characteristics of your first language will carry over into the second.  While a few differences make your speech interesting, […]


Accent Modification

Our certified instructors offer the Compton P-ESL program to individuals or groups in person or on-line with emphasis on improving pronunciation of American English.  The 12-week program includes a comprehensive evaluation and 12 therapy sessions with emphasis on pronunciation training and accent modification  with pre- […]


What is the Role of Speech Pathology in the Care of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer?

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is a specialist who helps educate patients and their families about ways to minimize the effects of head and neck cancer and  provides treatment when speech and swallowing skills become impaired.

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, in one of the the major side effects of chemo and/or radiation treatment.  Including a SLP in […]


How Do I Fix Slurred Speech? Gum Chewing…Are you kidding me?!

Slurred speech, also known as dysarthria, is a condition that results from impaired movement of the muscles used for speech production, including the lips, tongue, vocal folds, and/or diaphragm.  Common causes of dysarthria include such neurological disorders as a stroke, Parkinson, brain injury, tumor and conditions that cause facial paralysis (eg. Bells Palsy).

When the muscles […]


Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT); What is it? and How does it work?

On Thursday, June 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm there will be a free presentation by Melody Sheldon, MA Speech Pathologist on “Auditory Integration Therapy” in the conference room at Southwest Rehabilitation at 2085 Inland Drive in North Bend, Oregon.



Feeding Problem or Just a Picky Eater?

Identifying a feeding problem is not easy. There is neither an accepted definition nor classification system.  What is accepted is the need for early recognition and treatment to prevent simple feeding problems from becoming pervasive or resistant to treatment.


Separating a feeding problem from a “picky eater” starts with talking with your pediatrician about your concerns.  […]


What is Spaced Retrieval and How Does It Help People with Memory Impairments ?

Spaced-Retrieval (SR) is a memory intervention that gives individuals practice at successfully recalling information over progressively longer intervals of time. The ultimate goal is for the individual to retain important information for very long periods. Therapists can use Spaced-Retrieval (SR) to attain treatment goals by helping individuals to remember compensatory strategies such as using a […]


Summer Speech Therapy with Southwest Rehabilitation

Summer break is almost here! For many students who receive speech/language services, the break from school also means a break in treatment. Summer speech therapy may be just what your child needs to help build upon and carryover their skills when school is not in session. During […]


How Can Playing the Didgeridoo Help?

Do you, or someone you know, have sleep apnea ? If so, then the Didgeridoo Club might just be for you! Beginners to more advanced club members meet once a month to learn the basics about playing the Didgeridoo.  We listen to famous Didgeridoo players and break […]