3 Takeaways from ASHA 2023

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) just celebrated one of the largest conventions that brings together audiologists and speech-language pathologists nationwide. This year’s ASHA conference took place in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts. The annual convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for continuing education credit covering the latest research and techniques in communication sciences and disorders. VocoVision had a booth in the exhibitor hall, that was accompanied by some of our outstanding VocoVision team members and two speech pathologists including myself from our clinical team.

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Breaking Down the Impact of the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact  

When becoming a teacher, there are often multiple certification exams you need to pass to obtain your license, and the test can vary by state which can restrict teachers who want to work for multiple states. However, recently the Council of State Governments (CSG) has partnered with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) to support the mobility of licensed teachers through the development of a new interstate compact for teaching. The Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact (ITMC), aims to make it easier for states to recognize each other’s teacher licenses, reducing obstacles to employment and enhancing portability.

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Untangling the Myths and Questions Associated with Dyslexia

Trends have the special ability to infiltrate and challenge existing ideas within our public institutions. Education, like most things, is not immune to the pervasiveness of trends. Today for example, if you find yourself standing in a circle of parents on a Friday afternoon in the school pickup line, chances are you will hear the word dyslexia bounce in and out of conversations like a lost shoe in a bouncy house. And before you have the chance to grab hold of it, you will notice that everyone has something to say about it. In this article, I will attempt to catch the shoe and get it back on the right foot. In other words, I will try to set straight some of the myths about dyslexia and shed some light on its origins.

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Joel’s Story: Speech-Language Pathologist

Providing teleservices is a career that can create a meaningful impact on children all over the country. At VocoVision, we have a team of telepractitioners that have different interests, come from different backgrounds, and all decided to land in teleservices for different reasons, but their impact remains the same – they can help children reach their full potential from around the U.S.

In this blog, we feature Joel’s speech-language pathology story including their experience, advice, and what led them to become Teacher of the Year.

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Supporting Students with Communication Disorders in Public Schools

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 American children experience some form of communication disorder, which can hinder their ability to express themselves clearly. With that said, it is extremely important that students with communication disorders are supported. Learn about the impact of speech and language difficulties, how to collaborate with speech-language pathologists, and create an inclusive classroom environment to empower every student in this blog.

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5 Ways Districts and Staff Can Support Remote Teachers

With Teacher Appreciation Week taking place from May 8th to the 14th, it’s important for districts and staff to demonstrate support and recognition for remote teachers who may not be physically present in the building. In this blog post, we’ll explore five effective methods that districts and staff can utilize to show appreciation and provide support for their remote teachers.

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5 Ways to Engage Students During Telepractice  

When engaging students during telepractice it is important to incorporate the same level of expectations that you would have in a brick-and-mortar setting. Create a list of virtual classroom/session expectations and hold students accountable to meet them. Creating rules and guidelines together will help students hold themselves accountable.

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Insights from a School Psychologist: Dr. Pedro Olvera Interviews Kylie Miller

As a school psychologist myself, it is always great to hear from other school psychologists about their experiences and what drove them into a field that plays such a vital role in supporting the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Kylie Miller, a school psychologist and fellow clinical team member for VocoVision. In the interview, we discussed her background and professional journey and asked her what her advice is for other school psychologists interested in teletherapy.

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3 Things We Learned at NASP

The National Association of School Psychology (NASP) holds a conference each year that brings together psychologists and related specialists from all over the country. This year’s NASP conference was held in a convention center nestled between the snow-capped mountains of Denver, Colorado.  VocoVision had a booth in the exhibition hall, that was accompanied by the enthusiastic VocoVision team, including the three psychologists on our clinical team.

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Types of Activities for a Remote Special Education Teacher

As remote learning continues to expand and evolve, teachers need to find more and more new ways to connect with students and make remote learning both productive and entertaining. Read our blog to learn about the benefits of remote special education, as well as some activity ideas you can incorporate to keep your students on track. 

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