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    Introducing the New Availability System on Liricare - Simplifying Connections Between Speech-Language Pathologists and Families. We're thrilled to unveil a feature that marks a significant step forward in our mission to streamline the process of finding and scheduling appointments with speech therapy professionals. The new Availability System is designed to enhance the user experience for both SLPs and parents, making it easier than ever to manage schedules, set appointments, and connect with the right specialists. Watch our video to discover how the Availability System works and explore the possibilities it opens up for our community. At Liricare, we're always looking for ways to support and empower our users on their journey towards better communication.

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    Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

    🚀 Exciting Opportunity for Remote Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in California! 🌐 Join the SLP-Tele team at All Care Therapies!

    We're on the lookout for talented hashtag#slps who are passionate about making a difference. 🗣️ Enjoy the flexibility of remote work with a schedule that suits you. A diverse caseload awaits, providing a dynamic and rewarding experience.

    As part of our commitment to your professional growth, we offer reimbursement for California licensure. 📜 Elevate your career with a supportive and innovative team.

    If you're ready to embrace a flexible and fulfilling role in teletherapy, we want to hear from you! 🌟

    Apply using this link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/oneclick-ui/company/AllCareTherapies/job/2187738138?lang=en&sid=&dcr_ci=AllCareTherapies
    and be a vital part of the SLP-Tele family at All Care Therapies.

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    The human voice, a soft whisper filled with words, echoes untold stories and connects undiscovered paths. In the world of speech-language pathology, new discoveries offer transformative possibilities for those facing voice, language, and swallowing challenges. Get ready, SLP explorers, as this blog guides you through exciting new research! Check out our latest blog for the latest emerging trends in the field

    https://content.liricare.com/emerging-research-trends-in-speech-language-pathology/

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    Bilingual Speech Pathologist

    I'm back to doing teletherapy! But my biggest issue is finding out how I can allow the client to play speech therapy games that we can play together. I don't even mind if they play on their own, but it's becoming less engaging when I'm modeling rather than the student manipulate the digital products on their own. What do you do for teletherapy to make students more engaged?

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    "Revolutionize your speech therapy approach with insights from Deb Roy's 'Human Speechome Project'!"

    This landmark study on language acquisition offers invaluable insights for speech pathologists. One of the key findings is the significance of consistent, repetitive word exposure in familiar settings for effective language learning. By sharing these insights with parents, therapists can encourage them to incorporate these strategies at home, maximizing the impact of therapy.

    Roy's research also highlights the "vocabulary explosion," a phenomenon where children experience rapid language growth once foundational skills are established. By understanding this concept, speech pathologists can better tailor their approach to each child's developmental stage.

    Incorporating these evidence-based insights into your practice can lead to more effective, targeted care, fostering successful language development in young patients.

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    Environmental Influence on AAC Device Use and Research Insights

    AAC devices aren't just about tech; the environment and personal interactions matter a lot, too.

    Vocabulary Limits: Many AAC devices focus on nouns, missing out on other essential words. This restricts conversations to basic functions such as requests and leaves out vital functions such as refusing or asking questions. Also, in standard English, creating a grammatically correct and clear sentence using only nouns in the positions of subject, verb, and object is challenging, if not impossible, without resorting to creative or non-standard interpretations. Crafting full sentences with a heavy noun emphasis, therefore, becomes tricky -- if not impossible.

    Latency Time: Sometimes, users need a bit more time to find the right words on their device. However, this can sometimes disrupt the flow of a conversation, leading to potential awkward pauses -- which can sometimes cause a partner to interpret, non verbally, what a user might be trying to say.

    Helpful, but...: Occasionally, people might step in to assist AAC users finish their thoughts. While the intent is kind, it can unintentionally overshadow what the AAC user is trying to express.

    Ways to Improve:

    Tweak the Device: Make it user-friendly. With faster word-finding, conversations become more fluid.

    Broaden Word Choices: AAC devices should include a variety of core and fringe vocabulary — not just nouns but also verbs, adjectives, and more. Remember: you can rarely create sentences with only nouns, which are often fringe vocabulary words (e.g. YouTube). A diverse word selection paves the way for richer conversations.

    Training for Friends & Family: Educating familiar conversation partners to be patient and allow the AAC user to lead can foster a more inclusive communication environment. When a new AAC user starts school, both their family and the school staff should receive training on how to use, model, and respond to the device in relevant situations.

    Research Validates This...

    There's strong research supporting these points. Works by Beukelman and Mirenda shed light on AAC's nuances, emphasizing the importance of a vast vocabulary and nurturing conversations. Many clinicians concur: understanding and addressing these aspects are pivotal for AAC users to engage in successful conversations.

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    Here's an alternative way to introduce new words when working on parent coaching: rather than look into what word a child should say, determine what problem can be solved by using a word. For example, teaching the word "more," solves the problem of getting access to something that has gone away -- some juice, an activity, a song, etc. Core words, such as "more", allow children to use them for multiple purposes. "Robot", on the other hand, has limited utility and doesn't necessarily solve many problems in numerous environments. When a word solves a problem, the child is more likely to use that word throughout the day, thereby integrating it into their functional vocabulary.