Nearly 3 million people suffer from some form of a stutter in the United States. This speech impediment can negatively affect an individual’s education, career, self-esteem, and social life. While speech therapy is effective for many patients, further resources are required for others. [continue reading…]
Though technology is beneficial in many ways for student learning and instruction, it can begin to lose its effects if used in excess. As technology becomes more pervasive within homes, schools, and communities, many researchers have begun to question the impact screen time can have on speech development. [continue reading…]
Summer is historically a time during which students tend to lose academic ground. This is especially true for low income students and those with learning disabilities. It’s unfortunate, because these students are typically the most in need of continued services in order keep up with their goals and what they’ve learned. Luckily, there are several ways to keep students on track during the summer months. [continue reading…]
Some of the biggest advances in speech therapy have begun to emerge in the field of telemedicine. The combination of technology with traditional therapeutic principles is continuing to change the landscape of the profession. More patients are being reached via apps and digital communications than ever before. Constant Therapy is an app that hopes to advance the profession even further. [continue reading…]
As summer is winding down and you’re wondering how to plan for the rest of your summer sessions or the new school year, look no further! We have some fun ideas to get your kids engaged and excited for sessions. The best part is, most of these can be continued at home and can be facilitated via teletherapy.
Bird is the word, and kids adore learning about their feathered friends. Not only are there many fictional birds that students may be fans of, many like to watch the real ones out and about. Birds provide a great topic to start with to work on pragmatics. [continue reading…]
According to the University of the Pacific, many classroom teachers may not be providing students with the strategies necessary to allow them to fully master the complexities of the written language. This is clearly not intentional; it appears to be caused by teachers believing the skills have previously been mastered in early elementary classes. After more than three decades of research, professors at Pacific were able to identify the strategies that would help facilitate greater communication skills in students. [continue reading…]
Dysphagia is a condition in which the patient has difficulty swallowing. It may take more time or effort to transition food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. For some patients this may also involve moderate to severe pain, and it may be impossible for them to complete the act of swallowing. Causes and treatments for dysphagia differ, but for many of our combat veterans, the cause has been identified as traumatic brain injury (TBI). [continue reading…]