Telespeech

Online Therapy vs Face to Face

by VocoVision on September 15, 2017

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Depending on who you talk to, there is a lot to be said about therapy that is face-to-face and therapy that is long-distance or provided virtually via telepractice. Many parents hold a preference which has a lot to do with their available resources and what works best for their child. Is one form of therapy better than the other? We’re digging deeper into some facts about both.  [continue reading…]

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Beating the Stammer

by VocoVision on September 8, 2017

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kid stammerMany people go through speech therapy. Many speech therapists join the force because someone they know someone who benefitted from speech therapy. Others simply just want to nurture those who need the help. Who we want to highlight today are those who overcame their own speech issues to move on and help others find their way. These two incredible individuals show how impactful speech therapy can be on one’s life, enough to motivate them to help those who went through similar situations.  [continue reading…]

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Caring for the Elderly

by VocoVision on August 18, 2017

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speech therapy elderlySpeech therapy is effective for older patients when it comes to regaining speaking skills and swallowing. However, when the elderly need speech therapy, it’s often on the heels of a major catastrophe. The patient is left struggling for basic communication, and some fear about their future health and well-being. Because of this, they could fight against the therapy and care that is in place for them. [continue reading…]

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When Schools Can’t Afford a Speech Pathologist

by VocoVision on August 11, 2017

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school budgetA school might not have a speech pathologist or two working during school hours. It’s more common than many realize. Some schools can’t afford to hire a speech pathologist due to budget cuts. Many of these schools are in rural areas and often only have a handful of students in need, if that many. If the speech pathologist doesn’t live in the area, it could mean relocation or long travel. More than likely, the school cannot pay the salary that a speech pathologist desires. Another common factor is that many of the schools that struggle also cater to lower-income families. These families may not have the resources available to provide their child with a speech therapist outside of school hours and would greatly benefit from one who is available at the school their child attends. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapists Can Help Clients Mask Accents

by VocoVision on July 21, 2017

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masking accentThere is a growing trend in the field of speech pathology that can launch into an entirely new career for many folks. Speech therapists are seeing a growing number of clients who are seeking out ways to mask their accents for professional purposes. Rather than having a medical emergency, these are individuals faced with issues of professionalism while having a regional or foreign accent. [continue reading…]

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using equipment correctlyWhen fidget spinner toys hit the market, they exploded in unexpected ways. Plenty of people, considered “normal” by societal standards, were snatching them up and using them to pass their own time. For families with special needs children, this can be especially difficult to witness, as fidgets are often used for therapeutic reasons, and they are now being looked upon with scorn. Speech therapists have been seeing this happen for years and we encourage parents to engage in conversation to educate those they come in contact with. It’s important to remain calm and bear in mind a few things. [continue reading…]

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Overcoming a Lisp with Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on July 7, 2017

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lispLisps are a common speech impediment that affects many children in the early years of speech development. What is considered a cute quirk can become a problematic issue with communicating later in life. Not all children will need speech therapy to overcome a lisp, but when they need it they should get it. [continue reading…]

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