Telespeech

Summer Break for a School-Based SLP

by VocoVision on July 13, 2018

summer break speechWhen you think of summer break, you likely think of vacation time. Opportunities to rest, relax, and recharge the batteries all come to mind. Unfortunately, if you’ve recently become a school-based speech-language pathologist or considering making a career switch to working in schools, summer break might look a bit more like work than the vacation time you had intended.

Some SLPs might believe that working in schools is settling instead of a more exciting speech pathologist role. The truth is, for many school-based SLPs, summer break can be an opportune time to take advantage of many things you may not have been able to do during the school year. [continue reading…]

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Strategies for Working with Preschoolers

by VocoVision on July 6, 2018

preschoolersAs children enter school play needs to be an important part of the therapy process. This is especially true for preschoolers. Children at the preschool age are at the beginning of their school journey but are also learning how to balance structured activities with play.

Play keeps learning fun for preschoolers. Therapy sessions with preschoolers must consist of more than flashcards and worksheets. Whether your therapy sessions format is pull-out therapy, push-in therapy, or teletherapy, preschool speech therapy consists of a different style of activities than it does for older children. [continue reading…]

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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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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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