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Attack of the Killer Houseplant

Attack of the Killer Houseplant

I recently had a patient come in to my office complaining of pain and irritation in her right eye.  While that complaint is common, this time it was anything but common.  The cause?  She was in her home, minding her own business, when (allegedly) she was attacked by a Dieffenbachia. Read More


Blue Light and Your Eyes

Blue Light and Your Eyes

Are your eyes tired at the end of the day? Are you having trouble sleeping at night? These may be signs of Blue Light exposure. We all know the affects of UV light and how to protect ourselves from it with things like sunscreen and sunglasses. Blue Light can also have affects on our bodies. Read More


Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million Americans

Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million Americans

Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older. North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist Asra Firozvi, MD explains why it’s important to get annual  Read More

When Picky Eating is More Than Being Picky

When Picky Eating is More Than Being Picky

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Welcome to the PROMPT Difference

Welcome to the PROMPT Difference

Apraxia of speech is neurological difference which makes it very difficult to sequence sounds and words correctly.  As a speech-language pathologist, I have always worked with children with intelligibility issues; however, about eight years ago, I started using basic touch cues to help my patients feel individual sounds that they were targeting in therapy.  I saw some positive results, so I decided to explore a more systematic approach for the use of tactile cues to improve speech intelligibility.  That was when I discovered Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).  Read More


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