Why Tutoring is Important & Benefits of Online Tutoring

One challenge within education is ensuring that all students receive quality instruction. It can be difficult to ensure that every student in the classroom is maximizing his or her potential. Enter tutoring. Since the beginning of organized education, tutoring has been an integral piece of the puzzle for many children. With the advent of the internet, we have entered an exciting, increasingly accessible realm. Online tutoring provides many benefits to students, parents, and schools. In these increasingly busy times, the flexibility and ease of access to online tutoring are invaluable. These advantages, combined with expert differentiation and instruction, can make a significant impact on your student’s academic future. Here at VocoVision, we hire only top-notch expert tutors to deliver online services to students. Discover how online tutoring can benefit your student. 

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Is it Sensory or is it Behavior? How to Differentiate

As an Occupational Therapist (OT) who provides assessments and interventions to children via telepractice, I get a lot of questions regarding how I can accomplish this with students who have a sensory processing disorder. When parents and teachers report student concerns such as: “squirming in their seat, squealing, flapping, being aggressive, wiggling and decreased focus”, the task becomes to differentiate between attention, behavior, and sensory needs.  OTs can address these concerns through teletherapy so that these students can succeed both academically and in their daily life skills. 

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Free Online Resources for Teaching Your Kids at Home

As we all get used to this new normal, parents and teachers are faced with a question no one ever thought would need an answer. How do we keep our kids safe and practice social distancing while ensuring their education continues for the school year? So many parents are now juggling working from home and teaching their kids. And the reality is, those are the lucky ones because there are those who now find themselves looking for a job while trying to teach their kids. Whatever your situation, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are thousands of other parents in the same boat. To keep you from sinking, here are some resources we found online to help. 

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Schools Turn to Teleschool During COVID-19 Outbreak

The United States is currently faced with the challenge of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while simultaneously maintaining the daily function and operation of a variety of large-scale operations. Travelers have been warned to proceed with caution or postpone any trips. Those that work in a corporate setting have been granted permission to work remotely to avoid further spread of the virus. School districts across the country are turning to teleschool, an increasingly popular technology that connects students with teachers, therapists, and other education professionals remotely. 

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How Speech Therapy is Evolving

The 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. Read More

What’s the Difference Between Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children?

Most young children go through a developmental phase in which they make phonetic errors in speech. You might remember your toddler or three-year-old substituting one sound for another, such as saying “weave” for “leave” or they leave out a consonant and restructure the word when two consonants are formed together at the beginning like, “boo” for “blue.”

While most articulation and phonology disorders are developmental, meaning that as they age they outgrow them, some articulation and phonology disorders are not. Read More

How Effective is One-on-One Speech Therapy for Older Children?

There are many resources available for preschool and elementary-age children who have developmental language disorder, a delay in mastering language skills in children who have no hearing loss or other developmental delays. But what about older children who still struggle with language mastery? Can one-on-one therapy still help those children? Read More

The Pros and Cons of Teletherapy

Depending on where you live, working in a traditional speech-language pathology office may mean driving more than 100 miles a day round-trip to serve clients. Rather than spending hours commuting, you could turn to teletherapy. With any career change, there are pros and cons. If you’re considering a change in setting and thinking of working remotely as a teletherapist, review the pros and cons first. 

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VocoVision Ranked A Top Company Hiring For Part-time Remote Jobs

VocoVision was recently ranked #2 on the Top 30 Companies Hiring For Part-Time Remote Jobs In 2019. Working a remote, part-time position can offer many benefits including flexibility, the comfort of working from your own home and more.

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Is a Work from Home Therapy Job Right for You?

Work from home therapy is a growing niche of the therapy profession that is providing many opportunities for therapists who cannot or do not wish to work in a standard school or therapy practice setting. These jobs allow you to work in your area of expertise, helping those in need, even if you live in an area without typical therapy job opportunities. However, a work from home therapy job isn’t the best fit for everyone. There are a few things to consider before starting a job as a teletherapist.

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