Stories

NLA success stories are abundant, and rich in variety. Each one includes food-for-thought, and lessons for us all: seasoned NLA practitioners, SLPs who are just learning about NLA, university students, parents, other professionals, families and extended families. Our library of stories is housed in the International section because they are not only told in English, but in other languages. Closed captioning for stories in languages other than English are not correct at this time.  Stand by!

Our first stories are told by Isabel, an SLP in Belgium, Paulina, an SLP in Canada, and Kiran, an SLP in India. Stay tuned here, as our bank of stories is destined to grow!

And the number of stories in different languages will grow as well.

Stories.Isabel.1.Ben.English

Isabel would like to share a a story about a little GLP student. At the time when he started school at 3 years old, no-one knew that he couldn’t generate his own language. It wasn’t obvious. Why? He had been diagnosed with a genetic disorder, but he was very fluent and intelligible, more than most 3 year olds. By the time Isabel found out about NLA and GLP, this little boy was the first child who came in her mind. Let us tell you why.

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Stories.Isabel.1.Ben.Dutch

Isabel deelt hier graag een verhaal over een jong gestalt taal verwerkertje. Op het moment dat hij op school startte was hij drie jaar oud, en niemand wist dat hij eigen geen eigen taal kon bouwen. Het was niet zo evident dit op te merken. Waarom? He had een diagnose van een genetische afwijking maar ondanks dat sprak hij erg vloeiend en was heel verstaanbaar, meer dan de meeste kinderen van zijn leeftijd. Tegen de tijd dat ze over NLA en gestalt taalverwerking leerde, was dit jongetje de eerste waar ze aan dacht. Laten we eens gaan kijken waarom! 

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In Paulina’s first story, she describes a little one who used English and Hindi, and especially loved scripts from SpongeBob. She describes how he progressed from not being acknowledged at all, to Stage 3, and beginning Stage 4 after a year. Paulina was able to reassure his family that the incorrect grammar of Stage 4 is a mark of self-generated language.

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Paulina describes her first assessment session with a four-year-old from a mono-lingual English-speaking family who was described as not talking. But Paulina had asked the right questions of his mom to make their first session successful. Paulina was able to connect with her new client by using his gestalt as he’d tried to match the intonation of a counting video in Spanish: ‘uno.dos.tres.cuatro.’ Their immediate connection got their therapeutic relationship off to a flying start!

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Stories.Isabel.2.humming.English

This is a story about a girl with a special musical ear. She wasn’t an obvious GLP, as she didn’t talk or use her voice in any way until …. we recognized intonational patterns she was using when she was vocalizing. She was so happy we acknowledged the songs and the contexts she was sharing.  As she has difficulties in motor speech, she couldn’t share more than intonation. She works so hard and she’s grown so much. Listen to her story…

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Dit is een verhaal over een meisje met een bijzonder muzikaal gehoord. Ze was geen overduidelijke gestalt taalverwerker, omdat ze nog niet praatte en haar stem nog niet bewust gebruikte tot … we bepaalde intonatiepatronen herkenden die ze gebruikte als ze vocaliseerde. Ze was zo blij dat we haar liedjes erkenden samen met de context die ze ermee deelde. Omdat ze problemen heeft met spraakmotoriek, kon ze niet meer delen dan alleen intonatie. Ze werkt zo hard en ze is al zo hard gegroeid! Luister mee naar haar verhaal….

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Stories.Kiran.1.humming.English

Kiran’s first story illustrates the flexibility of language that is acquired naturally, in this case language that we sometimes think we have to teach children. Learning about NLA only recently, Kiran learned not only the value of not interfering with a child’s natural process, but how a very new NLA practitioner can support other SLPs because she is learning from her clients! Starting in Mumbai, NLA has a chance to grow in India! Please take a look!

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Kiran tells a story about her new client who came to her because she had plateaued in her language development when she was treated as an analytic processor. When this four-year-old immediately echoed Kiran’s playful words to a baby doll, Kiran began asking parents questions to see if the little girl was a GLP. Parents were amazed that Kiran was asking the right questions, and wondered how Kiran already seemed to know her! Take a listen…

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