Recognizing Auditory Processing Disorder

by VocoVision on January 12, 2018

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auditory processing disorderLanguage is both receptive and expressive. Receptive language pertains to how well we comprehend language. A child with auditory processing disorder (APD) or central auditory processing disorder will have difficulty recognizing small differences in words and causes a difficulty processing what is being said to them. [continue reading…]

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expressive language disorderPutting complicated ideas into language isn’t easy. Both children and adults will find themselves struggling with certain parts of grammar such as “I” or “me” (Joan and I vs Joan and me) or verb tense such as “will” or “good”. The struggle, unfortunately, may become a grammar disorder when children don’t lose their babyish way of speaking by the time they are five or six. [continue reading…]

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3 Things People Who Stutter Want You to Know

by VocoVision on December 29, 2017

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stuttering listeningEveryone wants to talk and express themselves but for some people, that’s a difficult and frustrating task when they stutter while speaking. Stuttering is a communication disorder in which speech is involuntarily broken with repetitions of sounds and syllables.

For some people stuttering never goes away; even with speech therapy, there may always be a susceptibility to stutter when talking.

The social weight of stuttering is largely misunderstood and associated with nervousness and/or a lack of intelligence but neither could be further from the truth. The social stigma surrounding stuttering can create barriers in communication with someone who stutters. Read on to discover three things that people who stutter want you to know before your next conversation with them. [continue reading…]

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Family Game Night for Language Development

by VocoVision on December 22, 2017

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family game nightPracticing speech and language skills at home doesn’t need to be a chore that children dread. Helping your child continue to make progress with their speech and language therapy can be as easy as a family game night.

Board games are often used in a therapy setting because they are easy tools that therapists can manipulate and build upon to work on speech and language goals. Board games naturally teach the pragmatic language skills required to move about in social environments. [continue reading…]

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Digital Health Services Brings Teletherapy to Veterans

by VocoVision on December 15, 2017

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telehealth-veteransTechnology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, from ordering dinner via our smartphones to making travel arrangements from our iPads; technology doesn’t miss a beat. With the development of digital health services, we can get our annual check-up without stepping foot into a physician’s office.  For veterans, digital health services can help solve barriers to proper health care and necessary therapy services. [continue reading…]

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Beyond Language Delays: Helping ADHD Kids Communicate

by VocoVision on December 8, 2017

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ADHD communicationManaging ADHD is not only about treating impulsivity or attention. ADHD can affect anything that pertains to impulses and planning functions. A child that seems “hyperactive,” inattentive, or unfocused daily may be struggling with directing their brains to focus and sort through the information coming at them. [continue reading…]

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Understanding the Benefits of Group Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on November 24, 2017

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group speech therapyWhether we realize it or not, our speech and social skills are closely linked. The ability to communicate effectively in a social setting is often overlooked but it’s a necessary skill for children to learn. Some children may have no issues playing, sharing, or communicating with classmates and teachers; while other children may have such a difficulty that it inhibits their ability to perform well academically and socially. [continue reading…]

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