Re: handicapped child help (fwd) (Mary V Andrianopoulos )

Subject: Re: handicapped child help (fwd)
From:    Mary V Andrianopoulos  <mva(at)COMDIS.UMASS.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 8 Oct 1997 12:15:05 -0400

Dear Argiris Kranidiotis, The nature of your child's problem sounds interesting, however, I am not sure if a computing system or an amplification system will make your 7 year old child more intelligible. I guess I am asking why is she unintelligible to begin in the first place? Is the etiology of her unintelligible speech secondary to a speech, hearing, phonological or language problem, reduced volume or loudness, etc..? It is difficult to address your question without more information regarding the nature of her problem. If she has not been assessed by certified and licensed professionals in the areas of audiology and speech-language pathology to date, I would suggest that she undergo these evaluations to differentially diagnose her unintelligible speech and provide recommendations for intervention or soft-ware/computing resources (providing that such systems are deemed appropriate to address her problem). If you would like a referral in Athens, Greece for the services I mentioned above, please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Mary V. Andrianopoulos, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assistant Professor Dept. of Communication Disorders University of Massachusetts P.O. Box 30410 Amherst, MA 01003 U.S.A. email: mva(at)

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