Latest & Greatest Assistive Technology for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students

There is an ever-expanding array of assistive technology available to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing. These tools can help students in both traditional and virtual school and therapy services better access, understand, and succeed in the classroom. Learn more in our article.

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Telepractice and Childhood Apraxia of Speech

In another article in this series, we looked at two types of speech sound disorders in children: articulation and phonology. Recall that “articulation” refers to issues with movement that may be caused by the child’s anatomy, weakness, or range of motion. “Phonology” refers to the complex patterns and rules we use for producing sounds. Some of the patterns we associate with speech sound disorders are actually part of the typical speech development process. However, when a child persists in these speech behaviors after a certain age, they may benefit from extra help by a SLP to acquire more adult speech patterns. Read More

Teletherapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder – Evidence Based Practice

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to be published and new ways of treatment are continuing to be developed. This includes teletherapy, which is a service delivery model that allows children access to the help they need, this is especially relevant to children who would otherwise not have access due to location or other barriers. Teletherapy also allows for already proven therapy methods to be implemented successfully. In this blog post, learn more about the why and how behind teletherapy services for autism spectrum disorder.

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3 Ways TVI Telepractitioners Can Help Visually Impaired Children at Home

There are many students with visual impairments in the United States who need support from a TVI. The availability of telepractice for visually impaired children opens up opportunities for both the TVI as well as the children who need help. In this blog post, learn more about the causes of visual impairments and how teachers of the visually impaired can support their students at home when receiving telepractice services

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Headphone Safety Tips for Online Learning & Teletherapy

In order to ensure headphone safety, being aware of the type of headphones children are using, how long they are wearing their headphones, as well as the volume at which they are listening is incredibly important. In a teletherapy environment, child hearing protection is an essential part of maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.

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The Effectiveness of Early Intervention Teletherapy

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows for children from birth to 3 years old with developmental delays and disabilities to receive services under an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). These services are more commonly known as early intervention (EI) services. Thanks to telepractice, today there are specialist in every corner of the nation who can help most children realize their full potential from the start and across geographic barriers.

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Hearing Assistive Technology: Aids, BAHA & CI

There are many different types of technology available for those with hearing loss. But, what exactly are the pros and cons of each type? This blog will give you an overview of what to expect from Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, and Bone Anchored Hearing Aids.

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Dysgraphia in Children: An Occupational Therapist’s Point of View

As an Occupational Therapist, I not only see students with dysgraphia, but I am also the mom of twin boys that both deal with it on a daily basis. I noticed early in their development that both avoided puzzles, drawing/coloring, and writing but were amazing with tools and building with Legos. It was challenging for me to get them to participate in preschool skills development and I was concerned about how they would function as students as they grew.

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Teletherapist

Ready, Set, Go! IEP season begins. Evaluations, treatment plan reviews, progress reports, and screenings pile up, while you continue to deliver therapy sessions. This can be an overwhelming and stress-filled season for SLPs, when you add in all the personal tasks that you need to juggle as well. With this in mind, it is important to establish small, simple, but effective routines that help us avoid “burnout”.

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How Speech Therapy Can Help My Child’s Mumbling

If children have all the necessary and expected speech sounds, but are still not understood by others, it’s likely because they’re producing unintelligible speech. You may call it mumbling and it can be a barrier to your child’s independence. This is particularly an issue with younger children in preschool and elementary school. It can be frustrating for the child, as they never feel heard and are constantly asked to speak up or to repeat themselves. Improving their intelligibility can be a difficult challenge for parents and teachers, as well.
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