Learning to Speak

In this video see how the University of Kentucky is helping a kindergartener find his voice

Through an initiative supported with a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education, and with funds from a UK Commonwealth Collaborative grant, University of Kentucky researchers are helping a 5-year-old boy find his voice.

The researchers, led by Jane Kleinert, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Health Sciences, were able to lend Hunter an iPad loaded with Proloquo2Go, an AAC app. Hunter also comes to UK once a week to see a team led by Kleinert in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic, along with Health Sciences graduate students Rachel Hooey and Seth Brashear.

Through a routine of games and exercises that incorporate physical and speech therapy techniques, Hunter is learning to pronounce individual words and to put them together to make sentences. Learn more about Hunter's progress and the work at UK in this video produced by the university.


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