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Did you know… by Angie Neal, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
75% of each day is spent communicating …
… but only 7% is spoken out loud.
55% of all communication is through body language…
… 38% is through tone of voice.
1 in 10 Americans… have some form of a communication disorder.
7.5 million people have a voice disorder,
Stuttering affects 3 million people,
… mostly children between the age of 2 and 6.
5% of all children have a noticeable communication disorder.
1 out of 110 children in the United States have Autism…
…with a primary characteristic of…
… difficulty with communication.
The English language is made up of 44 sounds…
… but only has 26 letters.
“Literacy is defined as the ability to read, write and speak at levels proficient to function on the job and in society” (National Literacy Act, 1991)
More than 1.4 million students in U.S. public schools …
have a speech-language impairment as a primary disability.
Kids want speech therapy not so they can talk better, but…
“… so when I become a head football coach, my players will understand me.” (Cooper, age 7)
“…so I can learn words and read.” (Brenna, age 5)
“…so I don’t feel different.” (Harrison, age 7)
“…so I sound like other people.” (Kayden, age 5)
“…so people can give us what we want and need.” (Natalie, age 6)
“…because we want to have friends.” (Benjamin, age 10)
Speech pathologists work to improve communication… as well as quality of life across the life span…
In schools as well as…
clinics hospitals private practice nursing homes
Speech Language Pathologists must have a Master’s degree,
and pass a national exam…
… in order to obtain a license to practice in South Carolina.
Speech Pathologists also earn national certification with a C ertificate of C linical C ompetence from ASHA…
upon completion of a clinical fellowship year.
They must also obtain teacher certification in order to practice in public schools.
If… “History is the memory of things said and done” –Carl Becker
consider the power of communication in the past…
“We choose to go to the moon… not because it was easy, but because it was hard.” – John F. Kennedy
“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” –Ronald Regan
“Let’s roll!” – Todd Beamer
… what do we want our communication to echo in the future?
In the 21 st Century…
… technology has brought countries from across the globe as close as your fingertips…
…and dramatically changed the way we communicate with each other.
…The top five skills critical for success in the 21 st century are… (as identified by 400 employers across the US) 1.Professionalism 2.Teamwork 3.Communication 4.Ethics and Social Responsibility 5.Reading Comprehension
Students need to be prepared for jobs that don’t even exist yet, to meet needs we haven’t even identified, using technologies that haven’t even been created.
“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein