phonologicaltherapy group phono-tx - professional discussion of Children's Speech Sound Disorders

phonologicaltherapy (phono-tx)

Phonologicaltherapy (phono-tx) is a Yahoo group. Members of phono-tx can receive messages from the group as individual emails, or in daily digest form. Alternatively, they can read the messages here if they prefer not to receive them as email.


Discussion group members


The group includes students, clinical practitioners, lecturers / teachers, and researchers in the areas of speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science, linguists, audiology and a few parents of children with speech sound disorders. Numbers fluctuate a little as people come and go.

Participants are from: Afghanistan, the Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands (formerly called the Falkland Islands), Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Jersey, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, the People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Tuvalu, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zimbabwe.


The aim of the group


The aim of phono-tx is to provide opportunities for professional discussion between Speech-Language Pathologists / Speech and Language Therapists, Linguists, Audiologists and Educators who are interested in speech development, child phonology and disordered speech, and students in these disciplines.

Discussions relate to speech development across the lifespan, children's speech sound disorders (SSDs), and related issues.

The SSDs include articulation disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech ("dyspraxia"), dysarthria in children, structurally based speech difficulties (e.g., speech impairment associated with cleft palate or malocclusion) and speech difficulties associated intellectual impairment.

We try to keep the discussions focused, and off-topic posts are discouraged.


Files and links


Phono-tx has an extensive files area containing child speech related articles, assessment resources and therapy materials. It also has a links area with many child speech related links.


Message archive


Members of phono-tx can browse and search the message archive which comprises a permanent record of discussions since December 2001.


Yahoo ID


The phono-tx message archive, files and links are only accessible to members who have a Yahoo ID. Any member (actually, anyone with an email address) can obtain a Yahoo ID by clicking here and following the onscreen instructions.

Once you have a Yahoo ID you can go here at any time and set your mail delivery preferences yourself.


On vacation?


If you are going to be away from your computer you might want to set your preferences to "no email", here.


Parents


On the group's home page http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/phonologicaltherapy/ it reads 'Consumers, welcome! You are respectfully reminded that phono-tx is for professional discussion not "parent advice" or help for adults with speech concerns.'

Unlike the outstandingly good Apraxia-Kids listserv, phono-tx is not a support group for parents. Non-speech-language-professionals will find the discussions tend to be quite technical.

While interested parents and other family members are very welcome to join, please bear in mind that phono-tx is for professional discussion, not parent advice.

Parents of children with speech disorders, or other communication disorders are respectfully reminded not to post their personal stories, or requests for diagnostic or intervention advice for their own children.

'Parent posts' and responses to them that slip under the radar will be deleted.


Statistics


Messages per month

The table below gives an indication of the volume of posts you can expect to receive from the list.
    Jan Feb Mar Apl May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014   39 35 133                  
2013   121 111 112 69 93 110 26 17 39 96 42 6
2012   143 85 127 209 109 113 86 104 75 111 172 140
2011   209 152 226 90 200 118 101 169 166 173 97 97
2010   305 257 166 122 131 162 116 127 141 222 209 169
2009   116 190 165 183 101 171 109 212 244 183 200 134
2008   136 198 183 218 238 203 173 188 184 240 192 127
2007   233 217 168 235 219 220 119 233 254 259 255 123
2006   215 338 151 168 190 79 56 288 125 212 126 92
2005   145 183 177 146 249 135 241 254 318 410 395 141
2004   190 321 299 269 291 151 105 238 127 191 193 65
2003   143 156 176 173 131 148 59 102 215 191 134 165
2002   67 72 232 157 51 137 132 89 205 253 199 135
2001                         6

Membership totals at 6-monthly intervals

December 31 2001 6
June 30 2002 415
December 31 2002 623
June 30 2003 864
December 31 2003 1,122
June 30 2004 1,255
December 31 2004 1,420
June 30 2005 1,666
December 31 2005 2,074
June 30 2006 2,582
December 31 2006 2,957
June 30 2007 3,425
December 31 2008 3,876
June 30 2008 4,357
December 31 2008 4,845
June 30 2009 5,303
December 31 2009 5,727
June 30 2010 6,140
December 31 2010 6,640
June 30 2011 7,075
December 31 2011 7,605
June 30 2012 7,925
December 31 2012 8,277
June 30 2013 8,629
December 31 2013 8,890
June 30 2014  

New memberships at 6-monthly intervals

January 1 2002 to June 30 2002 409 new members
July 1 2002 to December 31 2002 208 new members
January 1 2003 to June 30 2003 241 new members
July 1 2003 to December 31 2003 258 new members
January 1 2004 to June 30 2004 133 new members
July 1 2004 to December 31 2004 165 new members
January 1 2005 to June 30 2005 247 new members
July 1 2005 to December 31 2005 407 new members
January 1 2006 to June 30 2006 508 new members
July 1 2006 to December 31 2006 375 new members
January 1 2007 to June 30 2007 468 new members
July 1 2007 to December 31 2007 451 new members
January 1 2008 to June 30 2008 481 new members
July 1 2008 to December 31 2008 488 new members
January 1 2009 to June 30 2009 458 new members
July 1 2009 to December 31 2009 424 new members
January 1 2010 to June 30 2010 403 new members
July 1 2010 to December 31 2010 500 new members
January 1 2011 to June 30 2011 435 new members
July 1 2011 to December 31 2011 530 new members
January 1 2012 to June 30 2012 320 new members
July 1 2012 to December 31 2012 352 new members
January 1 2013 to June 30 2013 352 new members
July 1 2013 to December 31 2013 261 new members
January 1 2014 to June 30 2014