Who is The Stuttering Foundation?

by VocoVision on April 21, 2017

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stuttering resourcesIf you stutter, have a child who stutters, or work with children who stutter, you know how hard it can be to communicate with others. It’s a situation that often leaves a person feeling “less than” other people, not being good enough or even equal to their peers. Malcolm Fraser knew all too well how that felt and worked to begin a non-profit organization that is now known as The Stuttering Foundation. Today we want to share with you the history and the purpose of this fantastic organization. [continue reading…]

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Is There Room for Speech Therapists in The Future?

by VocoVision on April 14, 2017

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speech therapist futureWith the growing trend of using technology to help with speech therapy, one often wonders if there is any real need for audiologists and speech therapists. Even though the use of technology is encouraging and helpful, there will always be a need for humans to facilitate the care. [continue reading…]

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Top 4 Speech Therapy Mobile Apps for 2017

by VocoVision on April 7, 2017

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speech apps familiesFor parents on the go, and parents who just need a little extra help, mobile apps geared to speech therapy are often a blessing in disguise. It allows your child to utilize a tool and work on speech therapy homework with ease. Often using games and technology can make speech therapy easier, allowing the parent to engage in a fun game with their child. Here are the top speech therapy mobile apps you should be downloading – if you don’t have them already! [continue reading…]

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The Importance of Spring Holidays

by VocoVision on March 31, 2017

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spring holidaysLearning how others celebrate holidays is important in our country. The more you know about celebrations the more understanding we can be toward people with differences. The spring time brings us two holidays that many families will be celebrating in their households. These are Easter and Passover. While some students may not participate at home, use the important symbols of theses holidays to work on speech and language skills. Talk about traditions, bake special foods, craft, taste test matzah, make chocolate eggs, jump like Easter bunnies, and more.  Spend time sharing customs of those in the group and from other lands. [continue reading…]

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LEGOs for Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on March 24, 2017

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legos speech therapyFor any parent with a child in speech therapy, the blessing of finding that one thing that clicks with their child is always appreciated. LEGOs are one of the most popular toys amongst children and their use in speech therapy can be phenomenal. Let’s discuss different ways that LEGOs can be helpful when working on speech therapy homework. [continue reading…]

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Tackling Hypernasality With Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on March 17, 2017

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hypernasality speech therapyHypernasality speech is common amongst children with a cleft palate and some cases of cerebral palsy. It is a situation in which too much air escapes through the nose during speaking. Certain letters should not have air escaping during pronunciation, such as vowels or the letters “k” and “b.” A palate that is too short, or the inability to move muscles for the sake of closure, will create hypernasality speech. [continue reading…]

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Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises

by VocoVision on March 10, 2017

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home speech therapy resourcesThere are numerous reasons for utilizing speech therapy with our children. Whether it’s combating a speech impediment, overcoming issues with a cleft palate, or dealing with autism-related communication issues, speech therapy is very important in a child’s growth. Many families struggle with speech therapy homework due to lack of resources and time constraints. Here are a few ways to still accomplish the homework while not adding to the stress of your everyday routine. [continue reading…]

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