!e trick is to use all three ways of bombardment in the presentation of a
word or phrase — letting the PCD hear the model, see the model and say the
model numerous times. !at will facilitate memory much faster than many of the
traditional methods of speech therapy. !ese methods can be used with individuals
or groups of individuals with communication difficulties. Schuell10 originally
10 H. M. Schuell, J. J. Jenkins, and E. Jiminez-Pabon, Aphasia in Adults (New York, NY: Harper and
Row, 1964); H. M. Schuell, V. Carroll, and B. S. Street, “Clinical Treatment of Aphasia,” Journal of
Speech and Hearing Disorders, 1955, 20, 43-53; and C. M. Scott, Editor’s Note, Journal of Speech
and Hearing Disorders, 42.
made significant contributions to the aphasia literature when she stressed intensive
auditory stimulation in speech and language rehabilitation. Joseph Duffy and
Carl Coelho in Chapey, 2001,11 confirmed and expanded Schuell’s approach
and emphasized the necessity of using input from all modalities contributing
to speech and language learning. !e Teaching of Talking uses all sensory input
modalities for speech including hearing, vision, and motor programming.
People who have aphasia of the Broca’s type can imitate words, but have
difficulty initiating speech. !ese language stimulation methods should be very
helpful in assisting the PCD to utter speech with the cues you give them; and
then with time, the likelihood is that they will be able to say the words they wish
without your assistance.
What Other People are Saying…
Throughout the pages of this website, we have shared the revolutionary concepts of the Teaching of Talking method. Now we would like to share what people who have been trained in and used these concepts are saying about it.
Testimonials from Patients
For everyone who has a friend or loved one with a speech problem from a stroke, brain injury etc., learning the Teaching of Talking Method is a must! All speech therapists should be required to learn it. It is very easy to learn, and Mark has helped our daughter who was in a coma for two months four years ago actually have the ability to speak clearly. His techniques are deceptively simple and easy to implement at home. After years of traditional therapy, we found Mark and he changed our lives!
Mark is responsible for me speaking again. M.P.
Things are going so well for us and my husband is making amazing progress with Mark Ittleman’s method, The Teaching of Talking.
Yes, Gabby has the best and probably unlimited insurance available to her. And yes, she has a spouse who has not left her side. I am sure these two things are key in her recovery. However one cannot discount her tenacity to keep working at it. I’m guessing she was like that before her injury as was her husband. I am also sure they have had their ups and downs as anyone would after a trauma like hers. Regardless of the message, I cannot help but be inspired to carry on helping my husband after hearing her speak!