Teletherapy 101: What SLPs Need to Know About Licensing

by Bonnie Steiner on November 2, 2018

slp telepractice licensingMost therapy and education professionals have a plethora of questions before jumping into telepractice – we don’t blame you! The information is out there, but it can be time-consuming to uncover it all at once. We’re dedicated to making that part easier for you. We’re starting off by discussing an essential subject that is required for any clinician before they start – obtaining the required licenses and credentials to work as a teletherapist. We’re answering some of the common questions about licensing right here. [continue reading…]

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pros cons teletherapyDepending on where you live, working in a traditional speech-language pathology office may mean driving more than 100 miles a day round-trip to serve clients. Rather than spending hours commuting, you could turn to teletherapy. With any career change, there are pros and cons. If you’re considering a change in setting and thinking of working remotely as a teletherapist, review the pros and cons first.  [continue reading…]

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voice therapy transgender studentsThe transgender community lives with more stigma, harassment, and discrimination than the general population, regardless of what stage of transition they’re in. Despite the hurdles that men and women endure during the transition period, there has been a significant increase in the number of people transitioning. In 2016 it was estimated that nearly 1.4 billion people identified as transgender.

Besides the physical changes a person’s body must go through to complete the transitioning process, so must the voice. Voice Modification Therapy (VMT) has become more accepted over the last decade and has created a need for more specialized speech-language therapy. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy Has Gone to the Dogs

by VocoVision on October 12, 2018

therapy dogs speechIf you’ve ever owned a dog, you understand that dogs can be wonderful companions. They are loyal, fun, patient, and easy to talk to. Dogs are known to be more than man’s best friend; they’re also children’s best friend. More speech-language therapists are discovering that dogs not only make good companions – they make excellent speech therapy assistants. [continue reading…]

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Mental Health Awareness: How Teletherapy Can Help

by Bonnie Steiner on October 2, 2018

mental health teletherapyMental Illness Awareness Week falls on the first week of October each year. This week’s awareness topic is near and dear to our hearts, as it’s become more prominent and crucial than ever before, and affecting people of all ages, especially students. Students need more support now than ever, and this is where teletherapy can be somewhat of a superhero to kids in need. How, you ask? There are multiple benefits of using teletherapy for mental health. Here are just a few: [continue reading…]

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roadblocks to speech disordersRecognizing a language or speech disorder isn’t always easy. As SLPs, we often encounter barriers on the road to diagnosing and treating a language or speech disorder in children. At times it may feel as though we’re running into one roadblock after another. Some of those roadblocks are other developmental difficulties or disorders that mask language and speech disorders, while others may be environmental influences. [continue reading…]

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Activities to Improve Language Processing

by VocoVision on September 21, 2018

language processing disorder toolsFar too often we focus on the wrong things when treating Language Processing. We focus on the pronouns, the letter combination sounds, and sentence structure. Of course, these are important but before we jump into these skills first, we tend to lose sight of the need to treat language processing (LP) first. Nearly all of our activities are done through language. When processing skills are an issue, it’s hard for us to communicate what to do if we don’t understand what it is we’re doing or the tools we’re using. For instance, asking a student to paint a picture will result in frustration if they don’t know what a paintbrush is. [continue reading…]

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