communication

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

by VocoVision on May 4, 2018

difficult conversationsNearly everyone is apprehensive about difficult conversations. Even you, as a speech pathologist, may find yourself shying away from a topic or situation with a client that needs addressed. Unfortunately, it’s your job as an SLP to be willing to take on tough conversations to ensure that your client is empowered, and their speech therapy is successful. [continue reading…]

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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…]

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Beyond Language Delays: Helping ADHD Kids Communicate

by VocoVision on December 8, 2017

ADHD communicationManaging ADHD is not only about treating impulsivity or attention. ADHD can affect anything that pertains to impulses and planning functions. A child that seems “hyperactive,” inattentive, or unfocused daily may be struggling with directing their brains to focus and sort through the information coming at them. [continue reading…]

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How You Can Use Disney to Encourage Communication

by VocoVision on October 14, 2016

communication with disneyDisney is a childhood favorite almost universally. Many children who are unable to speak on their own are able to effortlessly script the lines from a favorite Disney movie. Companies such as Animated Language Learning are developing resources for children using their love of Disney as an opportunity to reach these children. Movies like Life Animated show how the process worked for one family. While these are great resources, many speech therapists need a wider range of tools and resources for parents that are free. There are numerous ways to incorporate Disney into speech therapy exercises, which can also be incorporated in teletherapy sessions.  [continue reading…]

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