Using an Ultrasound in Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on September 23, 2016

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ultrasound speech therapyFinding new ways to help patients who are suffering with a speech deficit is one of the most exciting aspects of the field. While it is always rewarding to use well established methodologies in patient care, it is the scientific advancements that bring renewed hope to patients and practitioners. The University of Cincinnati Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic has been using a familiar technology in a new way. They began using ultrasound devices to show patients exactly how their tongues work to form the sounds, syllables, and words they use each day. More than thirty clients participated in two week camps held in June and July as part of a continuing research project established in 2009. [continue reading…]

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#WhereWeWork Teletherapist Feature – TVI Leslie

by VocoVision on September 16, 2016

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Where We WorkTeletherapy is growing at a rapid speed, yet a lot of clinicians, schools, parents, and even the general public are unfamiliar with how it works and why it’s effective. Instead of pulling research and data, we decided to give you a firsthand opinion from the best source – our teletherapists! The clinicians who are virtually providing therapy, navigating and mastering the VocoVision platform, independently managing a caseload or class of students from home, and communicating virtually with every staff member, parent, and teacher are the best resources for learning all about teletherapy. Our #WhereWeWork series is meant to provide info from a clinician’s point of view on what it’s like to work as a teletherapist and what makes their workspace different from an on-site therapist. [continue reading…]

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How Animals Can Help Improve Speech

by VocoVision on September 9, 2016

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therapy animalsHaving something soft, warm, and loving to interact with has long been viewed as medically beneficial. There are many ways animals can be used to help children improve their speech capabilities within therapy sessions and at home. [continue reading…]

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September is National Preparedness Month

by VocoVision on September 2, 2016

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emergency preparednessSeptember is National Preparedness Month. While most individuals and organizations are focused on the creating an emergency plan and stockpiling essentials, there is an often overlooked component to preparedness: communication. It’s important to keep this at the top of your mind in order to keep your family, students, and coworkers prepared for emergencies.  [continue reading…]

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New Device May Help Reduce Stuttering

by VocoVision on August 26, 2016

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speech easy app stutteringNearly 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…]

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Can Technology Limit Speech Development?

by VocoVision on August 19, 2016

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screen time limitThough 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…]

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The Importance of Summer Speech Therapy for Children

by VocoVision on August 12, 2016

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summer speech therapySummer 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…]

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