For the purpose of this chapter regarding the stimulation of speech and
language, we are going to assume that the person with whom you are working can
say simple vowels and words if you give them a slow, clear example. In order for
you to become an accomplished stimulator of speaking in !e Teaching of Talking
method, you will become adept at utilizing questions to facilitate spoken single
words. Remember, these words should be pronounced slowly and with distinct,
full voice and volume so the PCD can hear the sounds and words clearly.
The following methods of speech and language stimulation are typically
successful with individuals who have mild to profound speaking
difficulties. You will find that many of these methods will stimulate
speech because we embed the target word that we want spoken within the
Mark Ittleman- from Jay H (patient)- Mark was very professional in all our therapy sessions. He told me when I was doing bad, and was doing good. My voice has gone from something I didn’t recognize to something I am proud of. It was his professionalism and encouragement that made it possible for my voice to be what it is now. I will miss my sessions and our camaraderie
Mark Ittleman- from B and T (grandparents of F) – pt- We “accidentally” met him a few weeks before leaving Houston and we are glad we did. His style of therapy is unique and very effective. We thoroughly enjoyed his therapy sessions and so did F. He gave us some excellent advice and information regarding F’s speech that will be very useful to us. We are extremely thankful to him for the sessions that were funny, innovative, compassionate and competent all in one!
Mark Ittleman- from Barbara K- Mark’s language expertise, creative programming and interpersonal consul has led to my recovery of both literary skills of reading and writing as well as the confidence to succeed as an ESL and reading teacher. Mark’s probing and supportive conservations gave me the opportunity to participate in my own treatment. Mark provided opportunities both meaningful and pragmatic to apply my new skills to real life situations. Not only did Mark help me bring my reading and writtng skills to a professional level, but he gave me the confidence to return to work and family. His encouragement, sincere concern, commitment and wide range of interests and skills are responsible for my new healthy outlook. THANK YOU MARK
Mark Ittleman- from Mary L- Mark was a great person to work with. Kept me laughing and made me happy. Pushed me to do my homework and explained hwo some days will be easier than others. Was the best speech therapist I had.
Testimonials from Supervisors
To whom it may concern:
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mr. Mark Ittleman for almost two years as his manager at an outpatient rehabilitation facility. He demonstrates a tremendous interest and passion for the field of speech and language pathology and works towards the best interests of his patients.