Tom Kloiber

The amount of funding a school receives for therapy through donations, private funding, and grants can make a large difference in the lives of students. [continue reading…]

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6 Must-Have Spooky Apps for Halloween 2013

by Tom Kloiber on October 25, 2013

halloween-app-slpHalloween is a great time for playing and learning. By using Halloween-themed apps, speech-language pathologists can bring the holiday into the classroom with little preparation and time. Here is a list of six Halloween-themed apps that you can integrate in your speech therapy sessions: [continue reading…]

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How Does VocoVision Online Speech Therapy Work?

by Tom Kloiber on October 11, 2013

There are several reasons to choose virtual speech therapy services. For one, telespeech services tend to be just as good, if not better, than in-person therapy sessions. High-resolution content sharing and fast connection speeds make telespeech a convenient and cost-effective alternative for schools all over the nation.  By combining speech therapy learning goals with fun and interactive games, VocoVision has helped  design learning plans that students actually look forward to. [continue reading…]

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5 Steps To A Better Speech Therapy Schedule

by Tom Kloiber on September 27, 2013

speech therapy schedulingCreating a speech therapy schedule can be a daunting task. As a school-based speech therapist, it is important to create a speech therapy schedule that works hand-in-hand with other schedules within the school. If you are looking for a better scheduling method or if you are just starting a new year as a speech language pathologist, consider the following steps to creating a better speech therapy schedule:   [continue reading…]

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teachers pay teachers There are tons of SLP materials available online. But if you’re looking for a “one-stop shop” for your speech-language curriculum needs, consider “Teachers pay Teachers,” a digital marketplace created by school-based professionals for school-based professionals. [continue reading…]

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Five Telepractice Myths & Truths

by Tom Kloiber on August 16, 2013

Telepractice facts Telepractice is becoming a popular speech therapy option for patients and providers alike. With the ability to provide speech therapy from thousands of miles away, more and more speech-language pathologists are choosing the office or home environment for their practices. Even so, there are still many misconceptions about telepractice and teletherapy. Here are five myths and truths about online speech therapy:

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Tom Kloiber on August 2, 2013

orofacial myofunctional disorderIn early development or infancy,  “tongue thrusts” that cause children to pronounce  sounds incorrectly are fairly common. Think of a child who cannot yet pronounce the /s/ sound. That child may say ‘thumb’ instead of ‘some’ because his or her mouth muscles are still underdeveloped.  When a child reaches an age where normal pronunciation should already be in place and still has difficulties with pronunciation, he or she may have an orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD). [continue reading…]

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