Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC
Speech-Language Pathologist
P.O. Box 30621
Spokane, WA 99223
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The Franklin School In Spokane, Washington: A Blast From The Past
There's no doubt that Franklin Elementary School is an intriguing part of Spokane history. Architecturally, the brick construction, wavy glass windows, and stone foundation give even the casual street observer a feeling of timeless tradition. Franklin School in more modern...

Airplanes Race to Spokane! Memories of the 1927 Air Races and Derby
September 2010 The year was 1927 and aviation was both a curiosity and rage for spectators in Spokane and everywhere else in the country. The National Air Derby and Air Races made it to Spokane that September due to the...

Remembrance of Executive Order 9066 and the Japanese People in Spokane
This speech was presented to the Japanese Citizen League (JACL) in Spokane on February 26, 2011. The talk offered a brief review of Executive Order 9066, a video, and an exercise in understanding diversity. Some history and discussion of Japanese...

A Glimpse into the Japanese Internment Camps: Recollections of Dorothy Ikuko Amatatsu-Watanabe
Original version in Nostalgia Magazine, March 2010 Perhaps my first inkling of the Japanese Internment Camps occurred when I was a boy. As a youngster, I occasionally visited my Uncle Minnie and Aunt Sarah who lived in San Jose. New...

The Spokane Free Speech Fights
Original publication in Nostalgia Magazine, November 2009. This November, precisely 100 years ago, Spokane was in the dark, bloody throws of the infamous Free Speech Fights. The Spokane fight was actually the second of many fights that would occur around...

Memories of the Pohl Spring Works
Original publication in Nostalgia Magazine, October 2009. Jefferson Elementary School, on Spokane's Grand Boulevard, was built in 1908. Along with the typical businesses like a grocery markets and gas stations, the Jefferson community had a unique neighbor--that neighbor was the...

On Upbeat and Downbeat Words
Originally published in Kids: For Moms and Dads, May 2008. When kids and adults think of speech-language therapy, they often think of it as working on the sounds that form the words we say. Certainly this is true, but speech...

Perceptions of Artificial Larynx Reliability According to Laryngectomees and Speech-Language Pathologists
Brian J. Shute, Ph.D.,CCC © 2003, All Rights Reserved. Gonzaga University Abstract Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 References...

Overcoming The Hurdle Of Controlling Stoma Noise
Originally published in Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, February 24, 1997. Speech-Language Pathologists are constantly faced with therapeutic obstacles and patient challenges. For the speech clinician who works closely with laryngectomized individuals, the control of stomal noise is sometimes...

There's Nothing Like the Sweet Spot: Placement of the Artificial Larynx
Original publication in the AKSHA Voice, October 1997. A large proportion of laryngectomees find communicative success by using an artificial larynx (AL). While 40-60% of laryngectomees, or anyone for that matter, can learn functional esophageal speech or possibly be a...

Current Trends in Electronic Larynges
Originally published in Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, July 25, 1994. Advancements in technology over the last decade have had considerable impact on the new generation of electronic voice aids. Known to many as the artificial larynx (AL), these...

Speech Options: Myth or Fact
Original article published in Headlines May 2003 Most people are impressed by the three ways laryngectomees can learn to speak after they have had surgery. These include speech produced using an electro or pneumatic larynx, esophageal production, and tracheoesophageal puncture....

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