huntingtons disease speechPatients with the neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease know what’s going to happen to them as the disease progresses. For many patients and their families, that’s a scary thought. While the rate at which the disease progresses is different for every patient, one thing is certain; nearly every component of speech can be affected. Even though drug therapy treatment is available, it’s often not enough. Early intervention is important to provide strategies for dealing with Huntington’s disease-related speech and swallowing problems. [continue reading…]

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traveling with kidsNothing beats summer vacation and the chance to get out and travel. As a speech-language pathologist, you may have concerns regarding summer travel and the families you work with. Planning summer travel with a speech-impaired child can be difficult and the families you aid may have questions involving how to make traveling during the summer fun for everyone involved. With these tips, you can help ensure your students and their families have safe and fun summer trips. [continue reading…]

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4 Things to Do When You are Overwhelmed

by VocoVision on June 15, 2018

overwhelmed at workEveryone has pressure on them no matter what they do in life or in work. Speech pathologists are no different. Many SLPs agree that the things that overwhelm them the most isn’t their students; it’s the schedules, the paperwork, and the time constraints. Working around teacher schedules, meetings, all to get the necessary therapy or group sessions completed is enough to overwhelm even the most seasoned SLP. [continue reading…]

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Summer Activities to Support Summer Learning

by VocoVision on June 8, 2018

summer therapy sessionsAs we get closer to summer break, you might be scrambling to find ways to make sure your students retain as many of their new speech-language skills as possible. Unless your students qualify for extended school year services or have access to private speech therapy time with you during the summer months, the struggle to keep students from the summer slide is something educators and school therapists have been battling for years. [continue reading…]

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Why You Need to Talk Tech

by VocoVision on May 25, 2018

talking techWe live in an age where we are more aware of technology being a part of our daily lives than ever before. There are multiple daily tasks that technology makes easier. It’s in our schools, our careers, and in our homes. Some people, including health professionals, who grew up before the age of the internet, instant messaging, or video conferencing may be reluctant to embrace it or understand its significance in their job.

As a speech-language pathologist, you’re encountering more and more uses for technology in your job every day. But are you using technology to the best of its ability? [continue reading…]

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Meeting My Students – Spotlight on SLP Ashley

by VocoVision on May 18, 2018

Working remotely is one of the major perks of teletherapy, but something about seeing your students in person for the first time can be just as rewarding. After recently being featured in the ASHA Leader, our awesome tele-SLP Ashley is back again to share this exact feeling with us. Ashley was highlighted in our #WhereWeWork series last year, in which she shared some home office tips, along with her and her students’ reactions to teletherapy. Read on to find out how her first in-person meeting with her students went!  [continue reading…]

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successful at home teletherapySpeech-language telepractice allows you to serve a student population where speech therapy may not be possible. Students who are house-bound or in a remote location can benefit from speech-language teletherapy, but not everyone is a proper candidate. There are numerous things your students must have before you can have effective at-home teletherapy sessions with them. Students’ needs will vary, but creating a basic checklist of requirements can help in having successful teletherapy sessions from the start. [continue reading…]

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