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Denied insurance claim for speech therapy, for swallowing

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is refusing to cover speech therapy for my toddler's swallowing disorder. They say they only cover speech therapy for speech problems. This seems insane. What next? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jul 28, 2016 - 10 answers

Should I go to school for speech pathology?

Hello. I am currently a 23 year old female. I am currently considering going back to school (I have an Associate's) for speech pathology (which requires a Master's) but am very tentative considering my current situation and how hard it is to get into the Master's program. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by anon1129 on Mar 15, 2016 - 12 answers

Is speech pathology an option?

Is speech pathology a viable career option for someone with a slight stutter and mild high-frequency hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by jejak on Jan 5, 2016 - 7 answers

Should I consider a career in Speech Language Pathology?

Trying to decide if Speech Language Pathology is a career I should consider at 39, and would love to hear from SLPs who work in a school setting. I want to engage my creativity, work with kids on a smaller scale than a whole classroom, have a good work/life balance, and do work that feels like it MEANS something. Am I barking up the right tree? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Aug 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Is it worth pursuing speech therapy to fix a child's lisp ?

Looking for arguments / reasoning to support pursuing speech therapy (school provided), to address a lisp on 'th' and 's' sounds. The child in question is turning 6. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine on Jul 18, 2014 - 25 answers

How to talk good on the radio?–Speech exercises for average voices?

Speech therapists/radio presenters: I may have to do some podcast-type stuff for work. I don't have a great radio voice. It's thin and slightly regionally accented, and I talk quickly, mumble and (soberly) slur words a bunch. With attention and concentration I can correct these faults up to "average" level; but I'd like to be good at radio/podcast presentation. What further steps should I take? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on May 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Learning to talk pretty

I'm looking for book recommendations on speaking clearly, modulating my voice, and projecting well. In particular, I'd like to find book resources on phrasing, enunciation, pronounciation, and how to emphasize words in a sentence. [more inside]
posted by flyingfork on Mar 3, 2014 - 3 answers

What's it like to be a speech language pathologist?

I'm interested in going to graduate school to pursue a degree in speech language pathology. I've read a lot about the career online, but I'm interested to learn more about the daily realities for speech language pathologists (a.k.a. speech therapists) and their journeys building a career in the field. So: What's it like to be (and become) a speech language pathologist? [more inside]
posted by soundproof on Jan 8, 2014 - 7 answers

Hearing loss makes me talk too quietly (I think) - ideas?

The common sterotype of people with hearing loss is that they SPEAK TOO LOUDLY!!! in order to hear their own voices; for me, though, the problem is starting conversations just a bit too quietly to be easily understood. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Is there an app that will put photos onto my iPad?

Is there an app out there that will dump a bunch of clip art into my iPad's photo album? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Touch Screen Communication Devices for Aphasia.

Experiences with, or recommendations for, a touch screen communication device for aphasia? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Gift Ideas for Awesome Speech Therapist Friends

Gift ideas for 4 awesome female speech therapists in their late 20's-early 40's? They are nerdy and fun, and the budget is $50 each. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 10, 2011 - 7 answers

But the world needs a new way to practice the R sound, really!

Any advice for self-publishing or licensing your own created educational materials? I am interested in creating and publishing some speech therapy materials for use in schools with kids. Where to start? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jun 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Name for Speech Therapy Practice

CreativityNameFilter: A friend of mine is starting a speech therapy practice, and has called on me for genius ideas. Um. I'm no naming genius. [more inside]
posted by liss on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Recommend a Skype camera/speaker setup for a remote speech therapist

We live in South America and our son is in need of a native English speaker to work with him on pronunciation. There is no one here who can help, but as luck would have it, we have a relative in the states who is a licensed speech therapist who can help over Skype. We're looking for camera and speaker suggestions for both sides - assuming we have solved the bandwidth issue, is there a camera for a PC that would be ideal for this? Are there other speech professionals who have done this before?
posted by carlodio on Aug 25, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I make myself pronounce 'th' sounds correctly?

I can't pronounce 'th' sounds in normal speech. That is, I pronounce 'the' as 'vuh' and 'three' as 'free' (rather than putting my tongue against my teeth as apparently other people do). I'm very self-conscious now I'm aware of it and worry it will give people a poor impression of me - "vey might fink I'm fick". Has anyone else had this problem? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by asb on Jan 8, 2009 - 16 answers

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