5 Reasons Students Love Teletherapy

by Tera Tuten on March 20, 2020

Beginning a teletherapy program for students can have a wonderful effect on the overall success of students, whether in a school-based therapy environment or when working with them outside the classroom. Parents and educators turn to teletherapy because of the success rates and flexibility it offers, but students have their reasons that they love teletherapy! [continue reading…]

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Schools Turn to Teleschool During COVID-19 Outbreak

by Tera Tuten on March 18, 2020

The United States is currently faced with the challenge of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while simultaneously maintaining the daily function and operation of a variety of large-scale operations. Travelers have been warned to proceed with caution or postpone any trips. Those that work in a corporate setting have been granted permission to work remotely to avoid further spread of the virus. School districts across the country are turning to teleschool, an increasingly popular technology that connects students with teachers, therapists, and other education professionals remotely. 

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The Use of Dogs in Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on March 10, 2020

Two Therapy DogsIf you’ve ever owned a dog, you understand that dogs can be wonderful companions. They are loyal, fun, patient, and easy to talk to. Dogs are known to be more than man’s best friend; they’re also children’s best friend. More speech-language therapists are discovering that dogs not only make good companions – they make excellent speech therapy assistants.

For children, overcoming a speech-language disorder is stressful and not much fun. Most speech therapy is done in either a classroom setting working face-to-face with a therapist or through teletherapy. For those who have more traditional classroom therapy sessions, the inclusion of therapy dogs helps children achieve their therapy goals. [continue reading…]

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How Speech Therapy is Evolving

by Tera Tuten on February 27, 2020

SLPA helps with teletherapyThe future of speech therapy is changing rapidly, as a result of many Baby Boomer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) reaching retirement, with a decreased number of new graduates available to take those vacancies. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics says there will be a 27% increase in jobs available in the field in the decade between 2018 and 2028. This translates to more than 153,700 new jobs in the field, but with just a year before the decade of growth closes, many jobs remain unfilled. [continue reading…]

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What Materials & Equipment Do You Need for Teletherapy?

by Bonnie Steiner on January 3, 2020

 

Making the switch from traditional speech therapy to teletherapy can seem overwhelming at first. It’s important for clinicians to understand how to seamlessly transition their traditional speech therapy session plans into telespeech sessions, along with obtaining the right materials, technology, and equipment. Let’s start off with some of the common questions and answers. [continue reading…]

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Speech Language PathologistMost young children go through a developmental phase in which they make phonetic errors in speech. You might remember your toddler or three-year-old substituting one sound for another, such as saying “weave” for “leave” or they leave out a consonant and restructure the word when two consonants are formed together at the beginning like, “boo” for “blue.”

While most articulation and phonology disorders are developmental, meaning that as they age they outgrow them, some articulation and phonology disorders are not. [continue reading…]

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Understanding the Benefits of Group Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on November 27, 2019

Individual 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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