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When a simple swallow endangers a person’s life

Everyone has had some experience of food or liquid “going down the wrong way.” Maybe you’ve felt strangled after gulping down a too-large bite of cornbread, or coughed while drinking too quickly. These experiences are always unpleasant, and there’s a good reason for that: whenever food or liquid goes down the wrong way, it’s starting […]

Children born with cleft lip or palate need ongoing care

The staff at Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center would like to take this time to provide some general information about children born with a cleft lip/palate. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,651 babies are born with a cleft palate and approximately 4,437 babies are born with a cleft lip […]

Early intervention vital to treat language disorders

This month raises awareness of two disorders that require the services of a speech-language pathologist so it seemed like a good time to talk about each one. May 14 is National Cornelia de Langue Awareness Day and May 9 – 15 is National Stuttering Awareness Week. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (also known as Brachmann- de […]