What is Speech Teletherapy?

A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is a healthcare professional who helps to diagnose, assess and treat students who have speech, language, and communication disorders.

Historically, SLPs were required to meet with their students in person to provide their services. However, thanks to advancements in telecommunication technology, SLPs are now able to work with students through online video sessions in a process known as online speech therapy or speech teletherapy.

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The Happy Child Index: Best States for Happy & Healthy Kids

VocoVision has released the Happy Child Index, which ranks all 50 states on ten factors that impact children’s mental and physical health. The analysis found that Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (2), and New York (3) are the states with the happiest and healthiest child populations, while Mississippi (50) and South Carolina (49) have the least.

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The VocoVision Sleepy States Report

VocoVision is not just about providing teletherapy jobs; we’re on a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families across the nation. We recognize that sufficient sleep is required for healthy brain development, especially during early childhood—yet scholarly research reveals that nearly 25% of typically developing children demonstrate sleep problems. (Mazzone et al., 2018).

For National Sleep Awareness Week from March 10 to 16, VocoVision is shining a spotlight on the critical importance of sleep for both children and parents with this report

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NASP 2024 Convention Takeaways

Each year The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) holds a conference that brings together practitioners from all over the country to enhance knowledge through interactive sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities. As a school psychologist, clinical manager, and advocate for virtual service delivery, I look forward to this conference every year. This year the conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 14th – 17th, only one day after the infamous “Fat Tuesday” celebration! My colleague Dr. Kathryn Steele and I not only attended the conference, but we also presented twice, supported the VocoVision booth in the exhibition hall, and made numerous connections with practitioners! I am excited to share with you all the meaningful and engaging new content we learned this year.

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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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