Category: Speech Pathology

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are one of ProCare’s most commonly placed professionals. Since there is such a high demand for these school professionals we want to provide them with as many resources as we can. Check out these blogs and articles for all your speech-language pathology related news, therapy methods, technology and more.


Therapist Turnover a Growing Concern in Schools

Schools across the country are faced with an increased number of students who require one or more forms of therapy within the academic day. Some students need someone to talk to because of stresses and life trauma. Other children may require assistance with fine or gross motor concerns and require the assistance of an occupational or physical therapist. A variety of speech and language concerns mean that kids of all ages may need to work with a speech language pathologist. All of these professionals are needed not only within a school district, but consistently within a building to work with individuals on a regular basis.

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back to school speech therapy

Preparing for Back to School Speech Therapy

Ready or not, it's time to get ready to go back to school in many parts of the United States. This means that now is the time to make sure that all of your plans and resources for the upcoming school year are set for when you officially begin. Although many may work with students over the summer, August or September will be a fresh start for a new school year. IEP goals will be updated, so it's important to have yourself ready for a smooth transition.

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The Importance of Early Speech Therapy

While early intervention services are available for children, many parents are not aware that they exist. Some day care facilities and pediatricians know about EI and are willing to recommend it to parents of children that may have developmental delays. For many, a cute speech impediment and funny talk diverts the focus away from the severity of speech and language concerns. Often times, children will get into the school system and begin kindergarten without clear speech.

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More Students Now Getting Cochlear Implants

Medical advances are changing the way that children with severe to profound hearing loss are able to participate in classrooms. The FDA started to allow children as young as a year old to receive cochlear implants in 2000. This created a shift in learning models for preschools of deaf students. In addition to this, teachers had to be more aware of how to assist the increasing number of students that were mainstreamed.

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Angry Bird is the Word for Speech and Language Goals

Angry Birds are here to stay and still extremely popular with children of all ages. The Angry Birds are not only mobile games, there are now board games, books, card games, and more. The best part of Angry Birds is that you can use items that are already out there and make them work for your speech and language sessions.

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