It is fairly easy to forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving and other winter holidays. Because of this, it is especially important to discuss this with children. The beauty of this topic is that it leads to many wonderful conversations that flow naturally. Kids adore making their own books, so it’s the perfect time to incorporate this with all of the things that they are thankful for this holiday season and beyond. [continue reading…]
The state of California approved Medicaid reimbursement for schools that use online speech therapy services, just in time to start the 2016-17 school year. This applies to any student who is eligible for Medi-Cal and has either an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP). [continue reading…]
When you have an hour commute to and from work, sometimes you just want to throw in the towel and find something different. After several years, those multiple hours of commute time to and from work are just not worth it. It’s wearing you out, it’s wearing your car out, and before you start losing your passion for your profession, you start looking into other options. For our Voco team SLP, Erin, this is what started her journey into the beautiful world of teletherapy. This week’s #WhereWeWork feature spotlights Erin’s journey into telespeech.
Primary progressive aphasia, or PPA, is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become progressively impaired over time. Unlike other forms of aphasia that come as a result of brain injury or stroke, PPA is caused by neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease or Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. This comes as a result of degeneration of brain tissues necessary for speech and language. Typically, the first symptoms are problems with language and speech, though there are other issues associated with underlying disease like memory loss that may occur later. [continue reading…]
As a speech language pathologist, you are no doubt busy working with several groups of students and individuals either in person or online with telespeech therapy. It is possible to use a single activity to work on multiple objectives in speech therapy. This approach is helpful for both group therapy and traveling therapists who only work with a limited number of materials. [continue reading…]
The need for speech therapy in schools is far greater than the number of therapists available. This is especially true in rural school districts that have a greater number of students spread out over a wide geographical area. It can be difficult if not impossible to provide adequate services for these students in a face to face setting. If you haven’t heard of teleservice or teletherapy by now, it’s a vast part of healthcare technology advancements and growth. [continue reading…]
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…]