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Daniel Boone, Professor Emeritus in the University of Arizona Department of Speech and Language, talks about speech pathology and therapy.

Dr. Daniel Boone arrived at the University of Arizona in 1973, and now--50 years after earning his Ph.D.--is still a practicing speech pathologist. In recent months, more attention has been paid to speech pathology, in part due to the movie The King’s Speech and the injuries sustained by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Boone says that when it comes injuries like the one suffered by Congresswoman Giffords, it is possible to retrain the brain’s speech functions. While he has not consulted directly on Giffords' case, Boone says he has treated similarly injured patients with great success.

Christopher Conover talks with Daniel Boone Ph.D., Professor Emeritus from the University of Arizona Department of Speech, Language, about speech pathology.