Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Insurance victory on the way for many needing speech therapy

Recently posted story about federally mandated coverage for habilitative speech therapy not just rehabilitative. Read the full article at: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=146693

ASHA 2009

Thank you to all who visited the CompleteSpeech booth at the recent ASHA convention in New Orleans. We were able to speak with several hundred people. You worked us ragged. J

We were happy to share the capabilities of Palatometry. It was truly fun to watch the reaction our booth guests had as they would stare in amazement, watching the computer monitor as the tongue was being tracked during live speech. One guest even put her hands to her face, with jaw gapping, saying that Palatometry would help so many people.

We spoke to students, private practice SLPs, University professors and department chairs even representatives interested in helping those who are either deaf or hard of hearing. Each saw applications in their respective disciplines. SLP’s saw the benefits for training and remediation for articulation. Audiologist went a step further seeing applications for speech training for those who cannot hear correctly spoken sounds. We even had a few who saw applications for speech modification for heavy accents.