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Speech Therapy Aids in Reading Skills

by VocoVision on June 16, 2017

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reading speech therapyWhen children are sent to speech therapy, there is often this idea that they only need help with physical speech. Most of these children are special needs and their issues span over every aspect of life. When it comes to reading, these children are also struggling to learn and retain information, let alone find enjoyment in reading. Fortunately, speech pathologists are in the unique position to help them learn to read, read well, and even enjoy it. [continue reading…]

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Where We WorkWhen you work in healthcare, you have to have a true passion for others. No matter how much experience you have, what location you’re in, or what your personal life is like – you have to truly love what you do in order to provide the best service. This can include learning a new skill, arranging a schedule you’ve never managed before, or taking time out of your personal life to get to know your students.

Instead of just focusing on one, all three of these actions describe one of our tele-speech pathologists, Natalya L. Her story is so touching that we couldn’t help but share it in our #WhereWeWork series! [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

by VocoVision on May 26, 2017

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speech therapy parkinsonsParkinson’s disease can be one of the more frustrating ailments for the elderly. Not only does it worsen over time, but two symptoms cause key issues when it comes to speaking. Difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia, and difficulty in speech, or dysarthria are the most common symptoms that those with Parkinson’s deal with. Using speech therapy as a tool can help lessen the effects of dysphagia and dysarthria.  [continue reading…]

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Sensory Tools That Help

by VocoVision on May 12, 2017

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sensory toolsWhile phone applications and computer programs have helped therapists tremendously over the years, there is still nothing quite like a hand-held object that helps the patient. Sensory tools, often disguised as toys, are a huge help to special needs children. They help develop motor skills, improve vocabulary skills, hone social skills, and spark creativity in the challenged child. Here are some sensory tools and toys that can help the therapist and the patient! [continue reading…]

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Who is The Stuttering Foundation?

by VocoVision on April 21, 2017

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stuttering resourcesIf you stutter, have a child who stutters, or work with children who stutter, you know how hard it can be to communicate with others. It’s a situation that often leaves a person feeling “less than” other people, not being good enough or even equal to their peers. Malcolm Fraser knew all too well how that felt and worked to begin a non-profit organization that is now known as The Stuttering Foundation. Today we want to share with you the history and the purpose of this fantastic organization. [continue reading…]

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Is There Room for Speech Therapists in The Future?

by VocoVision on April 14, 2017

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speech therapist futureWith the growing trend of using technology to help with speech therapy, one often wonders if there is any real need for audiologists and speech therapists. Even though the use of technology is encouraging and helpful, there will always be a need for humans to facilitate the care. [continue reading…]

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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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