Helping Your Students Stay Motivated to Practice

by VocoVision on March 9, 2018

motivating studentsConsistent home practice is crucial to student success, and while some students are more than willing to continue practicing their speech-language skills at home, some may be more reluctant. Other students may have barriers that can keep them from being as successful as they want to be.

Your role as a school-based SLP entails more than therapy sessions. It includes helping your students become and stay motivated even when they’re not with you. [continue reading…]


speech pathology career fieldSpeech-language pathologists, commonly called speech-language therapists, or SLPs, are one of the top jobs in the health-care industry in 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected an 18% growth through the year 2026. According to the BLS speech-language pathologists that are willing to relocate have the best job opportunities. [continue reading…]


Using Rhythm and Rhyme to Build Listening Skills

by VocoVision on February 9, 2018

nursery rhymesWe might think of rhythm and rhyme as a great way to get the body active and moving. Catchy words and a beat that creates a moving cadence can be hard to ignore. The body begins to move and before you know it, you’re swaying to the rhythm and chanting in unison with the words. [continue reading…]


effects of pronunciation problemOften the way a child speaks has little to no effect on them. Such is the case for a child who has a mild lisp. They may not even be aware of it or have grown so accustomed to it that they don’t believe anything to be unusual about the way they speak.

That’s not the case with every speech disorder. A pronunciation problem, just one form of speech sound disorder, may have a long-lasting negative impact on children; especially as they grow older and become more aware of their speech problems. [continue reading…]


3 Things People Who Stutter Want You to Know

by VocoVision on December 29, 2017

stuttering listeningEveryone wants to talk and express themselves but for some people, that’s a difficult and frustrating task when they stutter while speaking. Stuttering is a communication disorder in which speech is involuntarily broken with repetitions of sounds and syllables.

For some people stuttering never goes away; even with speech therapy, there may always be a susceptibility to stutter when talking.

The social weight of stuttering is largely misunderstood and associated with nervousness and/or a lack of intelligence but neither could be further from the truth. The social stigma surrounding stuttering can create barriers in communication with someone who stutters. Read on to discover three things that people who stutter want you to know before your next conversation with them. [continue reading…]


Digital Health Services Brings Teletherapy to Veterans

by VocoVision on December 15, 2017

telehealth-veteransTechnology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, from ordering dinner via our smartphones to making travel arrangements from our iPads; technology doesn’t miss a beat. With the development of digital health services, we can get our annual check-up without stepping foot into a physician’s office.  For veterans, digital health services can help solve barriers to proper health care and necessary therapy services. [continue reading…]


Beyond Language Delays: Helping ADHD Kids Communicate

by VocoVision on December 8, 2017

ADHD communicationManaging ADHD is not only about treating impulsivity or attention. ADHD can affect anything that pertains to impulses and planning functions. A child that seems “hyperactive,” inattentive, or unfocused daily may be struggling with directing their brains to focus and sort through the information coming at them. [continue reading…]