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.

Speech Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschool

Children of all ages within schools receive speech and language therapy. Some are not native English speakers, others need assistance with articulation, and some may have pragmatic needs due to an autism diagnosis. Each individual has different needs for their therapy sessions. It is important to look at the goals for each child and set up ways to actively engage them when they are with you for therapy.

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Maintaining Progress with Speech Therapy Exercises

Winter and summer breaks are an excellent way to prevent both students and school professionals from being worn out. However, it is also important for students to stay consistent with not only their school work, but also any therapy they are doing during typical school hours. Progress can be lost both academically and socially during extended breaks if a student doesn’t practice what they have been taught in class and therapy.

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Integrating Speech Teletherapy in Schools

Many schools are having trouble finding enough speech-language pathologists to work with their students. The increased demand for these professionals is not only within schools but also to work with other populations. Many SLP candidates are opting to work with adults, such as those who have had strokes and veterans who may have had injuries that resulted in the loss of speech. One major factor for the increase demand is the increase in the number of children that require assistance with speech therapy.

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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Children

School-based therapy can cover a wide range of services from psychologists, school nurses, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, sign language interpreters, and more. The goal of the school district is to create a comprehensive team of professionals who can come together to create the best learning environment for students with developmental disabilities. For example, special education teachers can help teach students who are unable to attend mainstream classes with their peers. Speech-language pathologists can help these students learn the communication skills they need to make themselves heard. Occupational and physical therapists can help them with any physical challenges they need to overcome.

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How to Find the Right Clinical Fellowship in Speech Pathology

A clinical fellowship for an SLP is the period of time between academic schooling and practicing clinically. The purpose of a CF program is to apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to real patients in a clinical setting. All clinical fellowships are done under the supervision of a mentor who will help you hone in your skills as an SLP to assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate students and patients.

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