A peek into life with Maura – communication skills

It was Miriam, big sister extraordinaire, who stated this truth – “Maura doesn’t have a speech disorder. She has a communication disorder.” Exactly. There’s three main branches of speech disorders – articulation, phonological, and apraxia. We all are aware of articulation disorders, where your R’s sound like L’s or you have a lisp. Both of…

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RIP Alan Rickman

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be on stage. Dancing, singing, acting – I wanted to be there, front and center. When I was a little girl, I also had a humongous speech impediment. I am not exaggerating this. In fact, I’m pretty sure my parents would state that I was actually…

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