Monday, May 16, 2011

It took Cade only 6 sessions with the Palatometer to overcome his /r/ problem!

He can now move on to 7th grade with complete speech and confidence! Dot recorded Cade saying 20 vocalic /r/ words before speech therapy with the Palatomter. Watch and see his remarkable progress with the very same 20 vocalic /r/ words after only 6 sessions of speech therapy with the Palatometer!





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Could you see the sparkle in his eye? Cade is genuinely happy because now he can say his /r/s with confidence! Our next post on May 30th will include his testimonial of how the Palatometer changed his life. He is a new boy. Come back and see.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cade’s Miraculous /r/ Remediation

At ASHA 2010, CompleteSpeech had a contest offering a 90-day free trial for the Palatometer. To win the contest, participants had to write a description of why they felt they should get a 90-day free trial. As you can imagine there were hundreds of responses. Here is one we received from Dot Cobb, a therapist in Louisiana:

"I need this for "Cade." The 11-year-old has it all- he's smart, he's athletic, he's funny... and he has /r/ problems. Unfortunately, the /r/ problems are starting to lower his self-esteem. His friends are starting to make fun of him. Cade avoids telling stories if he has to say too many /r/ words. Next year, Cade will be in 7th grade. Although he loves his therapist, Cade asked me if I could not follow him to middle school.
From my bag of tricks I have used mirrors, tactile strategies, diagrams, modeling and so forth. Yet, I feel Cade needs something more visual. That need is your Palatometer. I believe the visual feedback using EPG will effectively correct his haunting /r/ problem.
Dr. Schmidt has the scientific data to show EPG works. I have Cade. Give us your device and together we can show Southwest Louisiana (no- the entire state) the positive effects of EPG!"

It was an easy decision. Dot Cobb won the 90-day free trial! She was thrilled, Cade's mom was ecstatic, and Cade was eager to get started. Dot recorded Cade saying 20 vocalic /r/ words before he started using the Palatometer. Watch the video below and see for yourself:






Stay tuned for our next post on May 16th and see how Cade is saying his /r/ today! Don't forget or you'll miss one of the most amazing miracles of your life.






Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Ways the Palatometer Can Help Problems that Affect Speech

Cochlear Implants: The Palatometer provides visual demonstrations and live display of the client’s production of each sound to help cochlear implant clients learn how to produce their sounds better.

Apraxia: The Palatometer provides the clinician and client with information about where the tongue is during their speech production. They can also see if the tongue moved into and out of the place correctly or not. This will help to identify incorrect speech patterns and promote correct sequencing movements.

Friday, March 11, 2011

How the Palatometer Can Help Problems that Affect Speech

Every week will include a post on 2 problems that affect speech and how the Palatometer can help! Here are the first two:

Articulation: The Palatometer, along with traditional therapy techniques, can effectively resolve and decrease articulation errors.

Hearing Impairment: The Palatometer technology (PT) provides a visual model of proper tongue placement for articulators during speech. Hearing impaired clients are often visual learners thus PT can maximize that modality of learning so they can “see” where tongue to palate contact should be to imitate these placements and learn how to produce sounds correctly.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Process for Getting a Stone Model Impression

This 9-step simple presentation is provided so that all parties (the Speech Language Pathologist, the Client, and Dentist) know the process for getting an upper stone model impression.
We will walk you through every step of the way and you will be able to see how easy it really is!
1. Complete Speech sends packets that look like this to the Speech Language Pathologist.

2. The SLP then gives these to the client(s) he or she is going to have use the Palatometer.
3. The Client then sets up an appointment with the Dentist that has been approved to create the Upper Palate Impression/ Stone Model. The Client then takes their packet with them to their dental appointment.
4. When the Dentist or Technician opens up the packet, this is what they will see: Prepaid shipping box, bubble wrap for wrapping the stone model, instructions on how to make a good stone model, and shipping instructions.

5. The Dentist or Technician takes the Upper Palate Impression.

6. The stone model is then made from the stone model impression. The stone model should extend back behind the rear molars and even into the soft palate, also leaving no porosity in the teeth.
7. Once the stone model is ready the Dental Office or Technician wraps the stone model in bubble wrap and puts it in the provided shipping box along with the invoice.

8. Then all that is left for the Dental Office to do is put the box in the mail! CompleteSpeech will then pay the invoice within a week or two.

9. The SmartPalate (custom mouth piece) is then sent to the Speech Language Pathologist so his or her client can start on their way to achieving CompleteSpeech!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the CompleteSpeech blog! We hope to share stories and information about the Palatometer and are committed to blogging more regularly so watch out here we come!!

Here is an email we recently received from a Speech Language Therapist in Everett, Washington (be sure to follow her link to see Judah's progress at the bottom of the page):

Thanks!
Have you guys seen my website? Because of you this little kid has more confidence.

www.clearspeechinc.com

Happy Holidays
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