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Unlocking the Potential of Speech Therapy: Insights from "Speech and Cortical Functioning"

Unlocking the Potential of Speech Therapy: Insights from \"Speech and Cortical Functioning\"

As a practitioner in the field of speech therapy, continuous improvement and staying updated with the latest research is crucial for providing the best possible care to your students. One seminal piece of research that can significantly enhance your understanding and skills is "Speech and Cortical Functioning," reviewed by Mary Lois Marckworth. This blog will delve into the key takeaways from this research and how you can apply them in your practice.

Understanding the Research

"Speech and Cortical Functioning" is a collection of papers presented at a symposium held at the University of British Columbia in 1972. The symposium aimed to scrutinize the underlying phonetic theory of Chomsky and Halle's "Sound Pattern of English." Despite some gaps in the publication, the research provides valuable insights into various aspects of speech physiology, acoustics, and perception.

Key Takeaways for Practitioners

The research highlights several areas that are particularly relevant for speech therapists:

Applying the Research in Your Practice

Here are some practical steps to implement the findings from this research:

Encouraging Further Research

While the research presented in "Speech and Cortical Functioning" is comprehensive, it also highlights the need for further investigation. For instance, the absence of Brenda Milner's paper on speech and cortical functioning is a gap that future research could address. As practitioners, contributing to and staying engaged with ongoing research is essential for the advancement of the field.

To read the original research paper, please follow this link: Speech and Cortical Functioning.

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