That’s right, it’s time for another exciting #WhereWeWork feature! This week, Brianne – a skilled sign language interpreter – gives an honest account of her journey into teletherapy with VocoVision. If you’ve ever considered working as a tele-interpreter, Brianne’s story might give you some inspiration to take that leap – read on and see for yourself! [continue reading…]
Disney is a childhood favorite almost universally. Many children who are unable to speak on their own are able to effortlessly script the lines from a favorite Disney movie. Companies such as Animated Language Learning are developing resources for children using their love of Disney as an opportunity to reach these children. Movies like Life Animated show how the process worked for one family. While these are great resources, many speech therapists need a wider range of tools and resources for parents that are free. There are numerous ways to incorporate Disney into speech therapy exercises, which can also be incorporated in teletherapy sessions. [continue reading…]
We are continuing our series on interview tips, adding on to our blog from last week. This is a topic that many of us don’t really think about until the moment comes. The moment when the interviewer asks you, “Do you have any questions?” and your mind, unfortunately, goes blank. You totally forgot to prepare questions, or maybe the interviewer already answered all of the general questions you prepared. You’ve just entered a sticky situation – you’re genuinely interested in the job, and you want to appear as such, but you’ve drawn a blank!
We’re here to provide you with your personal guide to the questions you should be asking after a teletherapy interview:
You’ve taken the first step into working from home as a teletherapist by sending in your resume and connecting with a recruiter. Now what? You’re used to an in-person interview process of several days or weeks, then more waiting for a decision to be made. But what’s it like when the entire process is…virtual? A process in which you apply for a position online, have an interview, and receive an offer within a few hours? Are you ready to step into the “hire faster” era? Get ready by preparing yourself with these tips! [continue reading…]
Finding 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…]
Teletherapy 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…]
Having 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…]