Auditory Processing Disorders Telespeech

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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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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How is Language Affected by Ear Infections?

by VocoVision on June 24, 2016

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ear infectionsOne of the most common childhood illnesses is the inflammation of the middle ear. This infection occurs behind the eardrum and can occur in either or both ears. There are two types of ear infections that are the greatest cause for concern; acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion. [continue reading…]

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sign languagePeople often think sign language is exclusively used by the deaf and hard of hearing community. While they are certainly the majority of sign language users, speech therapy often utilizes sign language to help children and adults who are suffering from a range of conditions. Patients with apraxia show an increased eagerness to vocalize new words. Evidence indicates it does not slow down speech development, and may actually improve cognition. While the field of speech and language acknowledges sign language can support normal language development in children with speech delays, parents often need more convincing. [continue reading…]

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The Vestibular System and Speech

by VocoVision on March 6, 2016

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vestibular_system_speech_therapyThe vestibular system is one of the basic sensory systems. It controls equilibrium and balance, controls body movement, and facilitates the development of muscle tone. It also is one of the influencing factors in auditory language processing. While researchers aren’t entirely sure how it helps to influence these processes, it is clear there is a connection. Across the board, children who have a vestibular dysfunction also have auditory language processing difficulties. [continue reading…]

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