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How Speech Therapy is Evolving

by Tera Tuten on February 27, 2020

SLPA helps with teletherapyThe future of speech therapy is changing rapidly, as a result of many Baby Boomer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) reaching retirement, with a decreased number of new graduates available to take those vacancies. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics says there will be a 27% increase in jobs available in the field in the decade between 2018 and 2028. This translates to more than 153,700 new jobs in the field, but with just a year before the decade of growth closes, many jobs remain unfilled. [continue reading…]

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Tips to Make Your Next Conference Trip a Success

by VocoVision on August 10, 2018

conferences conventionsConventions and conferences are a great way to pick up new skills and connect with other clinicians and professionals. If you’ve never been to a conference or a convention, you might want to consider attending the upcoming annual ASHA convention held in November.

Whether you choose the upcoming ASHA Convention or another conference to fit your specialty, there are some things you can do to make the most of your trip. We’ve collected the best tips and tricks to make your conference experience the best it can be. [continue reading…]

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teletherapy technologyTeletherapy opens up the world of speech and language support for many students. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), telepractice must include the same service that could be provided during an in-person session. To make sure that this happens, it is essential for speech-language pathologists and participants to have technology which is up to date. [continue reading…]

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California Invests in Teletherapy

by VocoVision on November 25, 2016

california teletherapyThe state of California approved Medicaid reimbursement for schools that use online speech therapy services, just in time to start the 2016-17 school year. This applies to any student who is eligible for Medi-Cal and has either an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP). [continue reading…]

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Parents of children with hearing loss are increasingly utilizing listening and spoken language as ways to improve language acquisition and comprehension. The state of North Carolina reports that parents are choosing spoken language options over visual communication systems approximately 85% of the time. [continue reading…]

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ASHA on Pinterest

by Tom Kloiber on September 7, 2012

ASHA offers such a wealth of information that is comes as no surprise that they have embraced the latest entry to the social media scene with a profile at Pinterest.com with boards full of resources, news, triumphs, shoutouts, and more. Pinterest’s visual approach to social bookmarking is wildly popular in media-weary social circles and ASHA uses it to great advantage. ASHA boards include: [continue reading…]

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Audiology 2012: Sucess for Students with Hearing Loss

by Tom Kloiber on August 17, 2012

ASHA is sponsoring an online conference on October 17 – 29, 2012. While the conference is online, it is a live event. (Sounds a lot like teletherapy to us!) Success for Students with Hearing Loss will focus on practical, useable information for professionals working with hearing-impaired children.

Conference topics will focus on new technologies, cochlear implants for children, auditory processing disorders, and more. The event will feature 13 expert clinicians and researchers delivering lectures, followed by live, interactive (text) chats with the speakers. Lectures will be available on-demand on the SHA website following the conference. [continue reading…]

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