Caring for the Elderly

by VocoVision on August 18, 2017

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speech therapy elderlySpeech therapy is effective for older patients when it comes to regaining speaking skills and swallowing. However, when the elderly need speech therapy, it’s often on the heels of a major catastrophe. The patient is left struggling for basic communication, and some fear about their future health and well-being. Because of this, they could fight against the therapy and care that is in place for them. [continue reading…]

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When Schools Can’t Afford a Speech Pathologist

by VocoVision on August 11, 2017

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school budgetA school might not have a speech pathologist or two working during school hours. It’s more common than many realize. Some schools can’t afford to hire a speech pathologist due to budget cuts. Many of these schools are in rural areas and often only have a handful of students in need, if that many. If the speech pathologist doesn’t live in the area, it could mean relocation or long travel. More than likely, the school cannot pay the salary that a speech pathologist desires. Another common factor is that many of the schools that struggle also cater to lower-income families. These families may not have the resources available to provide their child with a speech therapist outside of school hours and would greatly benefit from one who is available at the school their child attends. [continue reading…]

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Amusement Parks for People with Special Needs

by VocoVision on August 4, 2017

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amusement parks special needsSummer vacations are a great opportunity to get away to a place far from home where you can relax and enjoy your time. When you have a special needs child, the planning for such a relaxing trip gets more difficult; the parents of many of our patients know this well. You have to anticipate every possible situation that might cause a child distress and lead to a possible meltdown. You think they might enjoy one event, and then when you get there, they hate it. But kids should be able to experience the world around them, regardless of their special needs. They need to be socialized so that they can learn social nuances and meet other people. But other people often don’t understand the importance of a day excursion; kids who are different become an inconvenience to them, and people are irritated by what we consider an ordinary breakdown due to overstimulation. If anything, other people add more stress to excursions than a special needs family member. [continue reading…]

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6 Things You Must Do Before Your Next Job Search

by VocoVision on July 28, 2017

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The decision to search for a new job is often a long, careful process. You’ve weighed the pros and cons, considered your options, and are ready to embark on the next step in your professional journey. But are you really ready to start your search?

Before you begin submitting resumes and putting in applications, there are a few important things you should do to make certain that you are putting your best foot forward when entering the job search arena. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapists Can Help Clients Mask Accents

by VocoVision on July 21, 2017

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masking accentThere is a growing trend in the field of speech pathology that can launch into an entirely new career for many folks. Speech therapists are seeing a growing number of clients who are seeking out ways to mask their accents for professional purposes. Rather than having a medical emergency, these are individuals faced with issues of professionalism while having a regional or foreign accent. [continue reading…]

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using equipment correctlyWhen fidget spinner toys hit the market, they exploded in unexpected ways. Plenty of people, considered “normal” by societal standards, were snatching them up and using them to pass their own time. For families with special needs children, this can be especially difficult to witness, as fidgets are often used for therapeutic reasons, and they are now being looked upon with scorn. Speech therapists have been seeing this happen for years and we encourage parents to engage in conversation to educate those they come in contact with. It’s important to remain calm and bear in mind a few things. [continue reading…]

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Overcoming a Lisp with Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on July 7, 2017

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lispLisps are a common speech impediment that affects many children in the early years of speech development. What is considered a cute quirk can become a problematic issue with communicating later in life. Not all children will need speech therapy to overcome a lisp, but when they need it they should get it. [continue reading…]

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