The evaluation went very well, Nicole was so sweet with Jake, and her evaluation was very thorough! We love online speech therapy!
The SH Speech Buddy was introduced to Dan, and while saying ‘sh’ in isolation, he immediately went from 0% to 92% accuracy!
Research shows that with Telepractice a speech-language pathologist can provide speech therapy services with the same results as being there in person.
Schedule your initial consultation today so you can get on the path to confident speech and a more confident child.
Visual Speech Therapy was started in 2011 by a group of speech-language pathologists, linguists, and software engineers who recognized a resource shortage in a changing world. ASHA and the National Center for Education Statistics report that 1 in 5 special education students need speech-language therapy. With growing SLP shortages and amazing technological developments, Visual Speech Therapy's Telepractice solution is an increasingly viable option for schools, families and hospitals. Visual Speech Therapy has a network of hundreds of speech-language pathologists and several licensed therapists in every state. With this massive network, we connect schools, hospitals, and families with a specialized therapist no matter which state they live in. Learn more >>
Visual Speech Therapy is also the first Telepractice to implement the revolutionary Speech Buddies. They are a series of tools that can fix articulation disorders twice as fast as traditional methods. Learn more >>
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas, and is sometimes referred to as a processing disorder.
Kids might need speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including:
Therapy should begin as soon as possible. Children who initiate therapy early (before they're 5 years old) tend to have better outcomes than those who begin speech therapy later.
In speech-language therapy, an SLP may work with a child one-on-one, in a small group, in larger classroom settings, and even one-on-one online to overcome the difficulties involved with a specific disorder. Particularly for younger children 2 years and up, SLPs can train and assist parents on how to stimulate speech and language development at home with their child.
Therapists use a variety of strategies for articulation therapy. Articulation, or sound production exercises, involve having the therapist model correct sounds, syllables and words for a child, often during age-appropriate play activities. Until recently SLPs had to resort to physically showing the child how to make certain sounds via drills, utilizing tongue depressors and explanation based exaggerated modeling. Even with these tactics learning was very abstract. Ask us about Speech Buddies, a revolutionary tool VST uses to correct articulation problems twice as fast as traditional methods.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often known as speech therapists, are professionals educated in the study of human communication, the development, and any associated disorders. They hold at least a master's degree and state certification/licensure in the field, and a certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Our team of SLPs is trained to assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc).
It's important to make sure that your speech-language therapist is certified by ASHA. This certification means the SLP has at least a master's degree in the field and has passed a national examination and successfully completed a supervised year of clinical fellowship. They should have experience working with kids and your child's specific disorder.The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) has endorsed Telepractice, or online speech therapy, since the early 2000s. Contact us for a free consultation to see if this is the right solution for you, and get started with Visual Speech Therapy. Don’t wait until it's too late to fix your child’s speech-language disorder.
Speech-language experts agree that parental involvement is crucial to the success of a child's progress in speech or language therapy.
Parents are an extremely important part of their child's therapy program and help determine whether it is a success. Kids who complete the program quickest and with the longest-lasting results are those whose parents have been involved and supportive.
Get involved and ask your therapist for suggestions on how you can help your child. For instance, it's important to help your child do the at-home stimulation activities that the SLP suggests to ensure continued progress and carry-over of newly learned skills.
Krisanne, School Administrator
VST's communication is exceptional and the quality of services is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond our expectations.
Lyndsey Myers, Mother
Jackie's progress has been remarkable and she is speaking beautifully. Therapy in our home has really reduced the pressure.
Everyone learns differently. Visual Speech Therapy actually shows just what my son needed. He is a visual learner just like me.