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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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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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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New Year Tips for Setting and Accomplishing Goals

It’s hard to believe that 2023 is upon us. The best thing about a new year is the opportunity to look back and forward simultaneously. Many take this opportunity to make pledges or resolutions to incorporate new habits or drop old ones. Interestingly, a study demonstrated only 55% of those that make New Year’s resolutions are successful in sustaining them. So, as we begin 2023, let’s not consider resolutions but rather small goals that can significantly impact our lives.

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Remote School Psychologist

A school psychologist is a vital member of a school community, however, not every school has a school psychologist. As students continue to navigate anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders that can negatively impact their well-being, academic progress, and future livelihood, school psychologists are more necessary than ever. The good news? Schools are determined to hire them!

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Five Ways We Can Support Student Mental Health in the Classroom

World Mental Health Day (2022) is an excellent reminder to teachers and school-based professionals of the importance of the overall well-being of our students and the relationship of student mental health to overall academic success.

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5 Simple Tips for Effective School Leadership

Another school year is upon us, and with another year of school comes another opportunity to reestablish goals and realign priorities. To streamline decision-making and increase teacher and staff engagement, it is important to follow these 5 simple tips for effective school leadership: 

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3 Tips for Improving Communication in Your School

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes 

Communication is critical for any and every leader. With all that you have on your plate as a school leader, sometimes it is difficult to communicate effectively and clearly to your teachers and staff. Great leaders are also great communicators who ask questions, facilitate dialogue, and listen carefully. Here are 3 tips for improving communication in your school: 

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The Benefits of Using VocoVision Teleservices for Your School District

As a superintendent, principal, special education director, or school leader, you understand how difficult it can be to meet the needs of each student in your district or school. 

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