1. What is Aphasia?

It is described as an individual's inability to understand or use of words due to brain injury or stroke

2. What is Phonological disorder?

Phonological disorder is usually seen in children altering the structure of words or change in the sound pattern like "do" for "go" and "tup" for "cup".

3. What is Articulation disorder?

It is a disorder caused due to difficulties producing or pronouncing sounds, and the sounds may be added, substituted, omitted, added or deleted by other words. For example, school becomes cool, and spoon becomes thpoon

4. Explain what is dynamic time warping?

Dynamic time warping is an algorithm used for measuring similarity between two sequences that may vary in time or recognition. Dynamic time warping is used to compare different speech pattern in automatic speech recognition.

5. From your perspective, what is the biggest problem in healthcare today?

The lack of insurance coverage and reimbursement for speech and language related developmental delays and disorders such as stuttering.

6. What are your research interests?

According to my experience I should say that after any assessment of my patient I will research for new approaches and methods in assessment and treatment, like stuttering, aphasia.

7. What speech therapy method do you practice the most?

Playing , speaking with children much, articulation massage.

8. Why did you decide to become a Speech and Language pathologist?

Because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children and adults with whom I have worked.

9. What are your thoughts about inclusion and pull outs as therapy models?

I think it is the least restrictive method and I think it works best unless there are extreme limitations.

10. What are your experiences working with articulation?

I have a great deal of experience working with children who present with articulation errors. I have worked with children as young as 4, as well as children who are 18.

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