Articulation and Phonology Telespeech

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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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients

by VocoVision on February 24, 2017

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parkinsons disease speech therapyParkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly develops as the brain loses the ability to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine plays a major role in rewarding our brains with feel-good chemicals in response to things like sex, motivation, addiction, and attention. It’s also responsible for starting movement and is involved in a host of other bodily functions like nausea, kidney function, and heart function. When dopamine production goes awry in people with Parkinson’s, disease, patients can experience difficulties with movement in different parts of the body: gait, balance, speech, swallowing and digestion. A well-trained speech language pathologist can help to mitigate many of these issues to allow people with Parkinson’s disease to lead fuller lives. [continue reading…]

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New Speech Therapy Tool Invented by Mom

by VocoVision on February 17, 2017

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speech app gemiiniThere’s a new speech therapy tool on the market, but it wasn’t invented by a big company. It was invented by Laura Kasbar, a mother of seven who was frustrated with her children’s lack of progress with traditional speech therapy. Kasbar is the mother of twins who both have autism, and she wanted to figure out a better way to help them learn to speak correctly. [continue reading…]

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Does Your Child Need Speech Therapy?

by VocoVision on February 3, 2017

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child speech therapyMost children make a couple of mistakes when they’re learning how to talk, but what about when mistakes keep happening past the age where it’s normal? Judgment on whether a child’s speech is normal or not can be complicated by the fact that children tend to master different sounds at different ages. Speech sound disorders can include issues with phonological processes (or sound patterns), or articulation (pronouncing sounds). [continue reading…]

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speech therapy app stroke patientsMany people think of speech therapy as mainly for children with speech delays and disorders, but it can also help adults with acute communications problems. That was the case for Lois Grissom of Rock Island, Illinois. After she had two strokes in the course of two weeks, she was unable to speak or write at all—a condition known as global aphasia, and one that is common in stroke survivors. Her concerned husband Gary arranged for her to have therapy with Speech Language Pathologist Kylie Lucas. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy Selfies: Say What?

by VocoVision on December 9, 2016

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speech selfiesIt may seem silly to think about at first, but selfies are actually helping speech therapy. Thanks to an app called Wacky Selfie Articulation, available for iOS devices, students are combing selfie fun with speech learning activities. You can download it in the App Store for $4.99. It is aimed at speech therapy students between the ages of six and eight years of age. It’s functional with iOS8 or later, and works on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. [continue reading…]

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New Device May Help Reduce Stuttering

by VocoVision on August 26, 2016

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speech easy app stutteringNearly 3 million people suffer from some form of a stutter in the United States. This speech impediment can negatively affect an individual’s education, career, self-esteem, and social life. While speech therapy is effective for many patients, further resources are required for others. [continue reading…]

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