Speech Therapy

Provider Spotlight: Trisha Ray

Trisha Ray, CCC-SLP, first became an SLP in 2010 and held several different positions before becoming a teletherapist. She worked in an autism-based school for 4 or 5 years and she did some outpatient therapy as well—all pediatrics. Trisha got her BA in elementary education and right after college started substitute teaching. She hated it.

What I Learned at CSHA

This post is by Presence TeleCare’s Chief Clinical Officer, Melissa Jakubowitz. I just returned from CSHA’s annual convention in Los Angeles. There was great turnout and an incredible amount of energy flowing in the beautiful old Biltmore Hotel. I enjoyed reconnecting with friends and colleagues, and was really encouraged by the positive response to my

Changing your lot in life: 4 suggestions to impact caseload size

In our first post on caseload manageability, as proposed by Katz, et al (citation below) in a recent article in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, we discussed the identified factors that impact one’s perceptions of her caseload size and those that contribute to job satisfaction. The authors also shared several proposals  to

Caseload manageability and job satisfaction: Comments from the field

In an earlier post, we looked at research presented by Lauren Katz, et al, “What makes a caseload (un)manageable? School-based speech-language pathologists speak” (complete citation follows below), a discussion of the variables impacting a speech pathologist’s perception of the manageability of his caseload. Variables were divided into three (3) distinct categories: demographics: who was more

Git ‘er done: Factors impacting perception of caseload manageability

In a recent LSHSS article by Lauren Katz, et al, “What makes a caseload (un)manageable? School-based speech-language pathologists speak” (complete citation follows below), the authors examined variables that contribute to a clinician’s perception of her ability to enjoy a job well-done. Through an extensive literature search, the authors uncovered a few demographic variables for predicting

NYT: When to Worry if a Child Has Too Few Words

We have heard from many anxious parents who worry how well their children’s speech and language skills are progressing at an early age. Given the increasing prevalence of autism and learning disabilities and with progress difficult to specifically quantify, we certainly understand their concern. Here’s some interesting insight from pediatrician Perri Klass in today’s New

ASHA Convention 2009

We’re excited to head down to New Orleans this week for the 2009 American Speech-Language Hearing Association‘s  Annual Convention. Telepractice is featured as one of the top issues at this year’s conference and we are looking forward to exchanging our ideas and research with some of the top speech-language patholgists in the country. These past

Teletherapy Enables Medicine to Go Global

Technology is changing the way speech, language and hearing therapy is delivered and speech pathology graduate programs across the country are starting to incorporate therapy techniques via videoconferencing into their curriculum. Professor Gail Ramsberger, chair of the Speech, Language Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado has taken steps to begin teaching graduate courses on

Great Read- Workforce Crisis

In the book, Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent, authors Ken Dychtwald, Tamara J. Erickson and Robert Morison discuss how the aging boomer generation will soon lead to a shortage of skilled workers for companies in industrialized markets. The book argues that the future success of these companies will

Advancements in Speech Language Pathology

The advent of modern technology has led to recent breakthroughs in the research and treatment of speech disorders. Speech and language conditions are normally the result of an injury, head trauma, developmental delays, injury, emotional issues, and brain conditions. A recent article posted on Tgees.com, highlights a variety of recent advancements in the treatment of