Spooky Fun & Therapy at the Same Time – With Flashlights!

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Halloween is right around the corner and students’ minds may be more on creating the perfect costume or visions of Skittles, M&Ms and Kit Kat bars, versus ho-hum therapy practices. Why not make this season fun by adding flashlights to your speech therapy activities? Actually, kids love to play with them all year round, so… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Describe with Art

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Children who struggle with describing items or following directions containing descriptive vocabulary can face serious stumbling blocks in their academic progress. The Virtual Speech Center app Describe with Art was created by a certified speech and language pathologist to help therapists address these issues in preschool and elementary aged children. It can be downloaded for… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Pathologists: Auditory Processing Studio

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Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is the inability or decreased ability to interpret sounds, words or sentences. Individuals with CAPD can hear, but their auditory nervous system fails to process what is heard and as a result, they may: Have difficulty remembering what was said, following directions, learning new information, building their vocabulary or listening… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Pathologists: Articulation Carnival

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What’s more fun for kids than a carnival, complete with balloons, prizes and games? Developed to help students master the pronunciation of phonemes at the word, phrase and sentence level, Virtual Speech Center’s Articulation Carnival app offers a winning therapy formula through its carnival theme. Articulation Carnival includes thousands of photos and pre-recorded audio stimuli…. Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Real Vocabulary

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As noted by therapists who have piloted it, you can’t go wrong with Real Vocabulary, the latest speech therapy app released by Virtual Speech Center, Inc. Developed by Jennifer Rogers, M.A., CCC-SLP, Real Vocabulary made its debut in February. It’s available for download on the App Store for $29.99. The app provides a comprehensive and… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Verb News

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Kids and iPads. Playing news anchor. Interactive, fun activities. What better way to master verb tenses that can otherwise be boring and difficult? Created by a certified speech and language pathologist, Verb News is a dynamic new app for students to learn and practice verbs in the simple present, present continuous, simple past and simple… Read more »

Summer is Getting Closer! Use These Tips to Keep Your Students Focused

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Summer is just around the corner! Now that temperatures are rising and a nice long break from school is on the horizon, your students may be having a bit of trouble focusing. It’s important to structure lessons at this time of year a little differently, in order to capture the attention of your students whose… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathology Apps: Prepositions Journey

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Learning prepositions is key for students to develop their abilities to complete tasks and follow directions. A child may struggle with mastering prepositions because their meanings change depending on context or because prepositions are not tangible enough that they can be identified via spontaneous or connected speech. The Prepositions Journey app by Virtual Speech Center,… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathology App: Syntax Workout

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For your fitness program to be effective, you need a series of good workouts. And for your speech/language therapy sessions to succeed, the same is true. Virtual Speech Center, Inc., offers another addition to its auditory and sentence workout series with Syntax Workout, created by a certified SLP for preschool and elementary-aged children who struggle… Read more »

How Can Speech Therapy Jobs Impact the Future?

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If you want to make a difference in your career and you’re considering speech/language pathology, then you’re on the right track. That may sound a bit cliché, but it’s true! What could be more meaningful than being the catalyst to a child’s ability to understand and be understood in the world? The end rewards are… Read more »