Speech and language pathology

Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ®, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:00pm

ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ, a personalized, digital training curriculum designed to teach Executive Function, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021.

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  • ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO of ExQ, a personalized, digital training curriculum designed to teach Executive Function, is honored to have received the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Honors of the Association Award for 2021.
  • During last week's 2021 Annual Convention, The Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) awarded Sucheta Kamath the Honors of the Association Award for 2021.
  • "I have been a Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1996 and a Member of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) since 2011.
  • About GSHA: The Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) is a professional association of individuals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

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.

Helping concerned parents identify and understand developmental delay

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Helping parents to identify and understand developmental delay in their child is crucial in ensuring children receive the necessary intervention and support as fast as possible.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Helping parents to identify and understand developmental delay in their child is crucial in ensuring children receive the necessary intervention and support as fast as possible.
  • Being concerned about a child's development and the potential for delay is something that occupies the minds of many parents and for good reason.
  • In the US, over 16.7% of children will experience some form of developmental delay.
  • Developmental delay may be present in any one of the different aspects of a child's development.

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.

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  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

Team Gleason Donates $750,000 To Expand Boston Children’s Hospital’s ALS Augmentative Communication Program. This Five-year Collaboration Will Provide Services to People With ALS Across the Country.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:00am

ALS does not stop with COVID, and neither did Team Gleason or Boston Childrens Hospital.

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  • ALS does not stop with COVID, and neither did Team Gleason or Boston Childrens Hospital.
  • People with ALS frequently approached the Boston Children's ALS Augmentative Communication Program seeking clinical help and also approached Team Gleason for the tools and software to maximize that clinical support.
  • This collaboration is a commitment of both organizations to use their strengths to meet the needs of people with ALS.
  • I am proud Team Gleason is supporting Boston Childrens Hospital and the work of John Costello, Director of BCHs ALS Augmentative Communication Program, to provide superior voice messaging and voice banking options.

Control Bionics Launches World-Class Multi-Modal Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) Device for Those with Speech and Motor Disorders

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:52pm

MILFORD, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020 /PR Newswire/ -- Control Bionics announces the newest addition to its Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device line, the GridPad Trilogy communication solution.

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  • MILFORD, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020 /PR Newswire/ -- Control Bionics announces the newest addition to its Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device line, the GridPad Trilogy communication solution.
  • Offering touch control, eye control, and NeuroNode 3.0 control within the same system, the GridPad Trilogy is a unique 3-in-1 AAC device that progresses and grows with clients and their abilities.
  • "The new GridPad Trilogy will be an integral part of our product line, further enhancing our augmentative communication device offering," said James Schorey, Chief Technology Officer, Control Bionics.
  • Over the last 12 years, Control Bionics has dedicated it's time to expanding life-changing connections for the disabled community.

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.