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…]


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…]


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…]


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…]


Using Craft Activities in Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on March 30, 2018

crafts in therapyCraft and art making is a form of expressive language. Children who have speech and language difficulties may find it easier to express themselves through creating things. Communication has a lot in common with arts and crafts. Both are forms of expression and offers people a way to think and express ideas they may not have considered before. Just like language, there are many kinds of art or craft activities you can incorporate into therapy. Craft activities in speech therapy can support many types of speech-language difficulties, especially receptive and expressive speech problems. [continue reading…]


Engaging Adolescent Students in Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on March 23, 2018

teen speech therapyWorking with teens and tweens can be extremely rewarding. But teens and tweens face challenges that younger students don’t. Adolescent students may be resistant to therapy after many attempts to help them when they were younger. Other students may have slipped through the cracks in their younger years and are now facing their language difficulties. [continue reading…]


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…]