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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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Riding Horses for Speech Therapy?

by VocoVision on June 30, 2017

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horses speech therapyFor severe developmental issues, the use of horses for speech therapy is making a comeback. Overall, Hippotherapy has remained a tried and true form of therapy for many developmental issues, and utilizing it for speech therapy is just one more tool for the pathologist to use. Don’t worry; you won’t be required to get licensed for hippotherapy, and you can easily team up with a licensed occupational or physical therapist who physically meets with your client even though you provide your services remotely. [continue reading…]

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What is Anomic Aphasia?

by VocoVision on June 23, 2017

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anomic aphasiaMany people have never heard of anomic aphasia, and yet 180,000 people acquire aphasia each year. When that many people suffering, we really should be talking about it more often. Our goal today is to help you understand it and how it can be helped. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy Aids in Reading Skills

by VocoVision on June 16, 2017

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reading speech therapyWhen children are sent to speech therapy, there is often this idea that they only need help with physical speech. Most of these children are special needs and their issues span over every aspect of life. When it comes to reading, these children are also struggling to learn and retain information, let alone find enjoyment in reading. Fortunately, speech pathologists are in the unique position to help them learn to read, read well, and even enjoy it. [continue reading…]

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Where We WorkWhen you work in healthcare, you have to have a true passion for others. No matter how much experience you have, what location you’re in, or what your personal life is like – you have to truly love what you do in order to provide the best service. This can include learning a new skill, arranging a schedule you’ve never managed before, or taking time out of your personal life to get to know your students.

Instead of just focusing on one, all three of these actions describe one of our tele-speech pathologists, Natalya L. Her story is so touching that we couldn’t help but share it in our #WhereWeWork series! [continue reading…]

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Stuttering Devices – An Overview

by VocoVision on June 2, 2017

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stuttering devicesStuttering is a speech impediment that can leave one feeling incredibly under-heard. Fortunately, there are devices out there to help those with a stuttering issue. They can be heard and understood with ease and improve their self-esteem in tremendous ways. Today, we are looking at products to tell you what is out there and how they can help you. [continue reading…]

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