Speech-language pathology

Free Bilingual Texting Service Helps Parents Worried About Their Child's Speech and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.

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  • Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.
  • Most speech and language disorders are highly treatable, but the earlier parents and caregivers seek help for their child, the better.
  • However, parents absolutely know their child best, and we always encourage them to trust their gut on matters related to their child's speech and language development.
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    Bright by Text is a nationwide text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 make the most of everyday interactions.

National Virtual Speech Therapy Company Contracts with Harbour Benefits Holding Inc. to Increase Plan Participant Access to Telehealth Services

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 1:00pm

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.,, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Speech, Inc., a pioneer in the online speech therapy space, has contracted with Harbour Benefits Holding Inc , to increase access for much-needed virtual speech therapy services to Harbour's plan participants.

Key Points: 
  • HOLLYWOOD, Fla.,, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Speech, Inc., a pioneer in the online speech therapy space, has contracted with Harbour Benefits Holding Inc , to increase access for much-needed virtual speech therapy services to Harbour's plan participants.
  • Harbour collaborates with top-performing vendors to expand their innovative suite of solutions and provide new savings for their clients and members.
  • Since 2014, Great Speech, Inc. has been the pioneer in virtual speech therapy, delivering convenient and specialized synchronous and asynchronous speech therapy services virtually.
  • Harbour Benefit Holdings, Inc. ("Harbour"), formerly known as Zenith American Holding, Inc., is a third-party administrative holding entity.

Otsimo is Integrating Novel Technologies to Its Speech App to Help Kids Overcome Speech Problems

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:01pm

Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.

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  • Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.
  • Otsimo Special Education app consists of over 100 practices divided into 15 categories.
  • With its cumulative experience under its belt, Otsimo teamed up with professionals and families to create the Speech Therapy app, where children can exercise pronouncing letters, sounds, and words.
  • With the Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that will be released, speech-language and voice problems will all be covered.

Otsimo Integrates Novel Technologies to Its Speech App to Help Kids Overcome Speech Problems

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:00pm

Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.

Key Points: 
  • Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.
  • Otsimo Special Education app consists of over 100 practices divided into 15 categories.
  • Now the Speech Therapy app is based on the scientific approach 'peer modeling', with help from 'speech recognition' and 'machine learning'."
  • With the Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that will be released, speech-language and voice problems will all be covered.

CES 2021 PenguinSmart's intelligent and individualized rehab therapy helps children improve speech and language delays

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:55pm

PenguinSmart is a digital healthcare startup that enables intelligent, individualized rehab therapy for all.

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  • PenguinSmart is a digital healthcare startup that enables intelligent, individualized rehab therapy for all.
  • Currently, there are not enough rehab professionals to meet the need because rehab therapy requires intensive and customized care.
  • First, their voice-based speech detection can identify speech and language delays in children in just 2 minutes.
  • Last, their online home intervention support services with licensed speech therapists allow parents to follow specialized learning plans for their children to improve their speech and language delays.

A. Lynn Williams Becomes 2021 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

"I am honored to serve as ASHA's 2021 President," Williams said.

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  • "I am honored to serve as ASHA's 2021 President," Williams said.
  • "In my new role, I intend to focus on empowering ASHA members to advocate on behalf of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
  • From 2016 to 2018, Williams served as ASHA's Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology and was named an ASHA Fellow in 2006.
  • Speaking of the challenges ahead of her as ASHA's 2021 president, Williams noted that she will address them with special motivation.

Cap Guard Face Shields Resonate with Educators and Speech Language Pathologists

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:15pm

As a School Solutions partner with the National School Superintendent's Association (AASA), Cap Guard offers face shields to educators, students, and school communities across the country.

Key Points: 
  • As a School Solutions partner with the National School Superintendent's Association (AASA), Cap Guard offers face shields to educators, students, and school communities across the country.
  • School-based Speech Language Pathologists also encounter the same degree of difficulty when assessing students and providing speech therapy.
  • Educators and Speech Language Pathologists are having to work in less than ideal conditions with preventative measures varying from school to school.
  • The Cap Guard face shield is one tool in an arsenal of PPE products and resonates well with Educators and school-based Speech Language Pathologists across the country.

Los Angeles-Based LKS and Associates Becomes World’s First Speech-Language Clinic With a Certified JASPER Speech Pathologist

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

LKS & Associates is pleased to announce that Founder and Director Lisa Klein, M.S., CCC-SLP COM, is now a certified JASPER (Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and Regulation) therapist, positioning the speech-language clinic as the worlds first to have a certified JASPER speech pathologist on staff.

Key Points: 
  • LKS & Associates is pleased to announce that Founder and Director Lisa Klein, M.S., CCC-SLP COM, is now a certified JASPER (Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and Regulation) therapist, positioning the speech-language clinic as the worlds first to have a certified JASPER speech pathologist on staff.
  • Such preeminent certification will enable LKS and Associates to expand on its life-changing treatment, support and care for children with a variety of disorders.
  • This is a significant milestone for LKS and Associates, says Klein, who has worked as a speech pathologist for more than 20 years in private practice and rehabilitation hospitals all over the US.
  • We are delighted and proud to certify Lisa as the worlds first JASPER speech therapist, says Dr. Kasari, one of the worlds leading experts in autism research and treatment.

ASHA: How to Help Children With Speech and Language Disorders in Virtual and Modified In-Person Classroom Settings

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

Below are some specific challenges that children with speech and language disorders may have in virtual settingsand tips for improving their success.

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  • Below are some specific challenges that children with speech and language disorders may have in virtual settingsand tips for improving their success.
  • Children with language disorders and social communication disorders generally require lots of interaction with peers to improve social skills.
  • The physical school environment will look very different, and change can be especially hard for children with speech and language disorders.
  • In such cases, visual schedules, checklists, and large color-coded wall calendars are helpful for children with speech and language disorders.

ASHA Announces Names 10 Media Outlets and 5 Communication Sciences and Disorders Professionals As 2020 Media Award Recipients

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 3:10pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Ten media outlets and five communication sciences and disorders professionals have been chosen as the recipients of the 2020 media awards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the organization announced today.

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  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Ten media outlets and five communication sciences and disorders professionals have been chosen as the recipients of the 2020 media awards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the organization announced today.
  • The awards recognize outstanding coverage by print, broadcast, and digital outlets and outreach by ASHA-certified member audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs).
  • ASHA's 2020 Media Award recipients are as follows:
    USA Today: For "Communications Time Bomb: Parents' Smartphone Use Could Be the New Secondhand Smoke."
  • Published January 16, 2020, this ASHA op-ed raised the concern that popular technology overuse by parents could be hazardous to their children's speech and language development.