Telespeech

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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How to Handle Behavior Issues

by VocoVision on April 20, 2018

behavior issuesChildren with speech and language delays can mirror the same kinds of behavior issues that children without disabilities may struggle with; maintain focus, motivation, and acting appropriately in the classroom. Though children without speech and language issues can usually work out their emotions through communication, their speech challenged classmates may not be able to do the same. This may create frustrating therapy sessions or a lack of cooperation between you and your clients.

Keeping in mind that children with speech and language issues who lash out likely do so because they are unable to communicate effectively with you and/or their classmates. [continue reading…]

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technology overuseTechnology has become a significant part of our day to day routine. We wake up, check our phones, ask Alexa to put milk on the grocery list, search recipes on Pinterest, and lose time playing games or binging movies and television. It’s no wonder that we have turned into a society addicted to our phones and tablets.

But it’s not just adults who are joined at the hip to technology. Kids of all ages are spending more time hooked up to tablets and smartphones than they are interacting with others; a habit that’s beginning to hurt them socially and cognitively. [continue reading…]

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speech therapy home practiceTraditionally, speech therapy sessions with children are conducted during the school day, but with growing academic demands on schools, there isn’t always enough time during the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. While online speech therapy and telepractice has helped many children receive the time needed for speech therapy, practicing speech and language skills shouldn’t end when a session is over. [continue reading…]

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