What We Believe / A Little About Mark

What We Believe

• That most people with aphasia can learn to speak again.

• There’s hope and success … after the insurance monies run out.

• People are better speech teachers, than computers or flash cards.

• That if you can talk, and you sincerely want to help someone else learn to speak again, with the right instruction you can be as effective a speech therapist.

• That speech is best stimulated and learned, on a daily basis, in your home, even if you are also seeing a speech pathologist.

• That speech professionals do the best they can, with the time they have; but nothing is as effective, or as fast, as daily home speech stimulation.

• We believe care givers who provide daily speech and language stimulation have 1000% more impact on helping patients regain their speech again, even if you are seeing a speech pathologist  3x a week.

• Being a part of a caring community of people going though the same challenges will accelerate your results, and reduce your stress.

• In your ability to help others using our systems, and we guarantee your satisfaction.

A Little About Mark Ittleman

Mark is a recognized expert and teacher in the field of aphasia speech therapy and speech-language pathology. His revolutionary new method, The Teaching of Talking, introduces speech-language pathologists, caregivers, and students to expert methods which help people with speaking difficulties learn to talk.

Ittleman has outstanding success helping people regain the ability to speak.

His method is conversational, and he starts, in the very first therapy session, talking back and forth with his clients.

Another unique feature of Mark’s method is that he invites caregivers and/or family members to join their loved one’s speech-language therapy sessions in order to learn the techniques he uses during speech therapy.

He shows caregivers and family members how to continue stimulating speech and language at home.

Each additional hour spent by caregivers and family members stimulating speech and language at home greatly accelerates their loved one’s success with talking or speaking again.

Methods to help people talk are included in The Teaching of Talking and through the Teaching of Talking Online Training Course.  You will learn a great deal about speech therapy for adults and children with aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia of speech.  You will learn to help them talk as long as they can follow simple directions and imitate or mimic the vowels of speech and simple syllables or words.

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2 Responses to What We Believe / A Little About Mark

  1. admin says:

    Dear Barbara,
    Thanks for your inquiry. I am currently working with a person who is 35 years old, and has never talked using the Teaching of Talking Method. This young woman, who is like a child, is making good progress. Like the person you describe she has been at the “vocal play” level of language development. That is where persons like to vocalize and enjoy making sounds, but they do not speak.
    This young lady is now saying: eat, mmm(good), bye, mama, papa, ba (biscuit), coo/cookie and other sounds and words. We have a great time stimulating speech and we do it at mealtime, because it is there where she is stimulable to speak.
    I would strongly suggest you obtain The Teaching of Talking, and focus on the task at hand at stimulating this child to speak. Since she makes sounds, and is at the “vocal play level” approximately 6-9 month level of language development.
    It is all in how any challenge is approached. I would give it a shot and I would be happy to help you.

    Mark

    Mark A. Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP

  2. barbara says:

    If a child has been diagnosed as ‘Autistic,’ is 7.5 years old and has never spoken a true word EVER, can your method \ book help teach such a child (female) to talk ? she babbled as a 7-8 month old and still makes sounds but not actual words. she is not Mute.
    thank you, Barbara

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