Communication Disorders Spencer Revels Haley Baker ErianaButeau
Media and Attitudes Media Influence on Children • Elmer Fudd – Phonological Disorder (r, l) • Porky Pig - 0:19 – Fluency Disorder, stuttering • What are some adjectives to describe these characters? • How would a child without a communication disorder view Elmer or Porky Pig?
Media and Attitudes Media Influences on Adults • Why are we talking about adult attitudes? • Scrubs - 6:05Phonological disorder • The Sixth Sense - 1:10Fluency disorder, stuttering • How would adults view people with communication disorders based on these clips? • Would it change their view on people with communication disorders?
Fluency Disorder - Stuttering • Not most common speech disorder – actually only 1% of children and adults are classified as stutterers • But stuttering is clearly the most widely portrayed communication disorder in the media
Realistic Portrayal • News - Speech Disorder • Today’s news trying to break the stereotype • Do you think news stories like this will be effective in changing people’s attitudes about communication disorders?
Key Issue: Psychosocial Development • A term used to describe the influence of social factors on mental health and behavior
Psychosocial stages are successive developmental stages that focus on an individual's orientation toward the self and others • Communication (or lack of) has psychosocial consequences
What is Affected When Psychosocial Development Falls Behind? anxiety, fear, mood, behavior, sleep, social functioning emotions, personality characteristics, and relationships with other people emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and motivation to change the growth, change, stability and diversity of human emotions and affect, life span personality traits, self and social awareness and identity, and the ability to create and maintain positive relationships with others
Discussion A growing popularity to help children with communication disorders cope with their depression or anxiety is to prescribe them with medications like selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Do you think this only perpetuates a delay in psychosocial development or could it potentially help the child?
Technology • AAC- Alternative or Augmentative Communication • There are a variety of technologies available for communication disorders: • Sign language (many forms) • Communication boards • PECs • Hand-held (portable) computer electronic speech devices • http://www.dynavoxtech.com/products/software/ • Diversity in communication technology • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLuZdiX7Wrg&feature=related • School for Language Communication Development • Located in NY • Usage of Closed Circuit Video Systems