Speak Well & VS Basics in collaboration with leading international SLP’s provides online support services for school students to improve their communication, reading and writing skills, stuttering, fine and gross motor skills, life skills, and soon. We believe that it is important for students to develop these skill sin order to become independent, improve confidence and be successful.
Through technology and certified specialists, we provide consultation and support services to students who need assistance. Sessions through Skype are similar to traditional consultation sessions, where students interact with specialists face to face. Through Speak Well, certified specialists are able to deliver professional support solutions to students at any location and time.
How will Speak-Well be beneficial to students?
Our certified specialists are able to provide consultation and assessments. This will ensure that students receive the required assistance tailored to their individual needs.
Studies have shown, and major organizations including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Mayo Clinic and the American Tele-medicine Association (ATA) have confirmed, the effectiveness of online support services. The technology is secure, simple, affordable, and very easy to set up and use. All that’s required is a computer with an Internet connection and a webcam
Language is the foundation for learning within all academic subjects. A speech therapist helps students maximize their communication skills to support learning. Our online speech therapists cater to students in many areas including articulation/phonology,receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, fluency, and literacy. Our online therapists do the same job as onsite therapists: they administer assessments and write evaluations. They also design goals and objectives and create reports on students’ progress.
Our therapists will provide intervention services for the following speech and language difficulties:
1. Receptive and Expressive Language Delay
Receptive language means the ability to understand information.
It involves understanding the words, sentences and meaning of what is spoken.
Expressive language means being able to put thoughts into words and sentences, in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate.
2. Articulation and Phonological Errors
Articulation is when the student has difficulty physically to produce sound(s).
When the student produces set patterns of sound errors. By age five, most of a child’s speech should be understood.
Students may get stuck on certain words or sounds and this may make them feel tense or uncomfortable.
They might change words to avoid stuttering.
4. Pragmatics and Literacy
Pragmatics refers to the social language skills we use in our daily interactions with others. They include what we say, how we say it, our body language and whether it is appropriate to the given situation. Pragmatic skills are vital for communicating our personal thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Literacy refers to reading, writing, and reading comprehension skill. Reading and reading comprehension skills are reliant on a solid oral language base.