The science field of communication disorders has been of interest to me since my early childhood years. As a toddler, my younger brother Paul suffered forma severe ear infection, which caused him to lose fifty percent of his hearing. Due to this, Paul developed a speech impediment. At the age of seven I was introduced to the communication disorders field when I accompanied my brother for his first speech lesson. I remember observing through a one way mirror as the speech pathologist worked with my brother on pronunciations, syllables and playing phonics games. I recall the session as being fun and enjoyable both for Paul and the speech pathologist. My brother went to numerous sessions after this, and with my curiosity, I also attended. Now at the age of fifteen Paul has no impediment. No one would ever know he once had difficulties speaking. I enjoyed watching these lessons, and as I grew older, my curiosity grew even stronger, which made me investigate this field as a career.
Due to this childhood experience, I have decided that communication disorders is the field I wish to study for my future career. Knowing the difficulty of this field has made my dedication to my academics even stronger. Throughout my four years of high school I have tried to take courses related to the communication disorders and science fields. I have been a hard working student throughout my years of schooling, because one day I hope to have an impact on children’s lives the way someone did my brother’s.
I am an excellent candidate for the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women, Inc. Scholarship because I have proved to be a dedicated and involved student during my Taunton High School career. Throughout my four years of high school I have excelled academically and athletically. I have been an extremely busy student. Currently The vice president of my high school, I have obtained the respect of both my peers and faculty. Many of our school functions have been left to my responsibility, such as “Spirit Week”, “Senior Week”, proms, school dances and more. Besides being one of the leaders of my school, I am also the captain of the Taunton High Swim Team and have been in charge of many other school and outside related committees, including the Advisory Board which converses with our school committee to discuss ways to make Taunton High a better place. Dedicating much of my time to school related activities, has been a wonderful experience. As I further my education, I plan to continue my involvement and further pursue my leadership qualities.
Although I feel I have been an asset to my school, my desire to achieve my dream of becoming a speech pathologist can not be accomplished by dedication and inspiration alone. Being the hard worker that I am will get me far, but in this day and age money is also a necessity. Each college that I have applied and been accepted to, including Northeastern University and the University of New Hampshire requires immense sums of money. I am hoping that a good financial aid package will help defray expenses, but I know that I will need assistance from other organizations to achieve my goal.
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Communication disorders are the impairments that affect an individual’s ability to communicate.Deaf studies include the scientific study of the deaf people, their culture and the sign language. Hearing aids are the medical devices which are designed to amplify the sound for an individual.
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Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors.
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Audiological rehabilitation is the process of providing training and treatment to improve hearing for those who are hearing impaired. These services focus on adjusting to hearing loss, making the best use of hearing aids, exploring assistive devices, managing conversations, and taking charge of communication.
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Auditory Processing Disorder
Individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even when the sounds are loud and clear enough to be heard. They find it difficult to tell where sounds are coming from, to make sense of the order of sounds, or to block out competing background noises.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. It affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism. The main features of ASD typically start to develop in childhood, and show no significant change in the person’s life, such as a change of school.
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Braille code enables blind and visually impaired to read and write through touch. It was devised by Louis Braille and consists of raised dots arranged in cells. A cell consists of six dots that fit under fingertips, arranged in two columns of three dots each. Each cell represents a letter, a word, a combination of letters, a numeral or a punctuation mark.
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Communication disorders include problems related to speech, language and auditory processing. They may range from simple sound repetitions such as stuttering to occasional misarticulation of words to complete inability to use speech and language for communications (aphasia). Some causes include hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, mental retardation, drug abuse.
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Deaf education is designed specifically to meet the educational, linguistic, cultural, social and cognitive needs of the individual student. Deaf education is the education of students with various hearing levels in a way that addresses the students´ individual differences and needs.
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Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not sufficient.
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When a child has difficulty getting his meaning across using speech, writing, or even gestures, we may be seeing a language disorder. Difficulty expressing meaning to other people is called an expressive language disorder. Difficulty understanding other speakers is called a receptive language disorder.
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Myringotomy is a surgical procedure of the eardrum or tympanic membrane. The procedure is performed by making a small incision with a myringotomy knife through the layers of tympanic membrane. It permits direct access to the middle ear space and allows release of middle-ear fluid, the end product of otitis media with effusion (OME).
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Otitis Media with Effusion
Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) is characterized by a nonpurulent effusion of the middle ear that may be either mucoid or serous. Symptoms involve hearing loss or aural fullness but typically do not involve pain or fever. Serous otitis media, a specific type of otitis media with effusion caused by transudate formation.
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Social Communication Disorders
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Otorhinolaryngology (Otolaryngology) is the area of medicine that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, and related areas of the head and neck. Doctors who specialize in this area are called otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, ENT doctors, ENT surgeons, or head and neck surgeons.
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Speech- Language Pathologists
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Tympanometry is one of several tests that audiologists call "immittance" tests. A tympanometer measures the acoustic immittance in the external auditory meatus as a function of air pressure within the external auditory meatus. Tones are "bounced" off the tympanic membrane to determine the amount of sound that is reflected back through the ear canal.
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