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What Did You Say? A Guide to Speech Intelligibility in People with Down Syndrome (2006)

Libby Kumin  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Libby Kumin
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Woodbine House
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2006
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GGS0U0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,192 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the actor/writer: Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Loyola College in Maryland, where she founded the Down Syndrome Center for Excellence. She is the author of Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome and Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome, both published by Woodbine House. A frequent speaker at professional and parent conferences across the country, Dr. Kumin lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

Product Description

Do you worry that no one outside of your immediate family can understand what your child says? This inspiring DVD, by one of the most respected speech-language pathologists (SLP) in the field of Down syndrome, looks at the importance of speech intelligibility and what makes clear speech challenging for people with Down syndrome. Dr. Libby Kumin explains the components of speech that parents and SLPs should pay attention to, helping them identify what a child or adult needs to work on in speech therapy.

What Did You Say? reminds parents that the quality of their child's speech often reflects on how society perceives their child's abilities. Dr. Kumin's positive outlook reassures viewers that improvement is possible, especially when you know what the problems are. The video carefully defines the factors that contribute to understandable speech. These include such issues as anatomical factors, articulation, intonation, the ability to sequence sounds in the proper order, the rate of speech, and social use of language (making eye contact, using facial expressions and gestures to get a message across). The DVD features dozens of boys and girls with Down syndrome, from preschool age to young adulthood, showing various levels of speech intelligibility. They may be working on a problem area and giving parents a chance to hear what different speech problems sound like, or demonstrating understandable speech and showing what can be achieved with effective speech therapy. ! The DVD also features a bonus section with useful tips on writing effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals related to speech intelligibility.

This comprehensive overview of speech intelligibility problems is useful to parents of young children who speak but are not easily understood. What Did You Say? is also an excellent companion to Kumin's book Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Corinne' s Mom October 18, 2006
Dr. Libby Kumin clearly and compasionately describes all aspects in the process of learning speech for persons with Down Syndrome . She reminds those with Down Syndrome and those who love and respectfully help them in this process to be patient. I met her years ago at Loyola when my daughter was very little she is a teenager now. While we are still in the process this DVD has energised us once again to keep at it. It also reminds us how far we have come.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What is intelligibility? January 27, 2008
I was expecting to see methods for helping my daughter learn to speak, and this was not addressed. A lot of time is spent explaining what intelligibility is, and the rest of the time is spent stating what factors affect intelligibility. My rating would have been lower if some of the children weren't so cute.
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