Monday, April 6, 2020

Changes due to the Covid-19 Virus

A+ Speech Therapy will be following the State Governors guideline due to the Covid-19 Pandemic to CLOSE my walk-in office till further notice.https://ksltv.com/434593/stay-at-home-order-in-utah/

OPTIONS for therapy.
TeleTherapy has started and will continue till further notice.
You are welcome to still contact me to get on the waitlist.
Email; adorais159@gmail.com
Call or text; Phone; 801-372-4383

What do I need to know about TeleTherapy?
It's approved by our national ASHA- professional organization. https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Telepractice/


It's the same therapy, just delivered in a different way.
Think of it like picking up your favorite food orders, you expect the same quality of food , you pick it up by curbside or it can be delivered to your home.

Your session are now from your home and my home over the internet (zoom platform). Distant connection.
I can provide sharing screens, and used the  annotate feature, which allows control of the shared item.  Example; Elli, used a heart stamp to find all her words.


Session should still meet your needs. We can zoom from phones, IPads, or computers.
You do need a good internet system.



Saturday, January 18, 2020

HAPPY 2020



Here is the link to a fun free New Years bingo Cards  .https://www.momresource.com/new-years-bingo-2020-printable-bingo-cards/

This website has all the holiday bingo sheets.  If you want their free 5 sheet bingo, you have to provide your email to them.  It's worth it to get their reminder to get their seasonal -holiday Bingo cards.

Enjoy

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

FALL IS IN THE AIR



Fall is in the air with the hint of cooler nights and mornings.

It's a good time for back to school shopping and extra school activities like Speech Classes.
Email me (Ann Dorais)  with any questions or concerns; adorais159@gmail.com

Some people don't know what Speech Language Therapist do or provide.

Here is a reminder of the areas we cover.

1. Speech Sound Disorders- called articulation and or phonological processes
2. Stuttering; or Stammering,
3. Voice disorders
4. Accent Modification

5. Language; receptive- understanding,  expressive- sharing ideas and thoughts in complete logical sentences, conversations, presentations, sharing stories in logical sequence, etc.
6: Social pragmatic issues; conversation framework, social conversations,  problem solving scenarios
7. Auditory Processing; have normal hearing but not processing information well
8  Literacy; problems with phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, spelling difficulties, reading and writing difficulties.  (Yes we work on Literacy)
9. Tongue Thrust- correct swallowing

I recommend this app for speech improvement   http://www.littlebeespeech.com/

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY AMERICA

light up the sky with your good speech

Blast off with good speech

Let Freedom Ring with your good speech

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Who to follow on Teachers pay Teachers?

Teachers Pay Teachers are a great resource.

I found some fun freebies to try;
check out Teacher's Pay Teachers; It's free to join. I then follow all the speech people or speech companies after I try out their free item.  You can click on their name and usually they provide a free sample of their work to check them out.
This week I got this free describing deck by itty bitty speech
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Describing-Deck-Back-to-School-Edition-4654592


Here are a few others that I follow
1. Fun in Speech
2. Adventures in Speech Pathology
3. Listening Fun
4. Speechy Musings
5. Type B SLP
6. Simply Speech
7. Dean Trouts little shop of SLP

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

Welcome to the new year!
If you have any questions about your child's speech or language email me with your question. 
I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a great Day!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Speech, Language and Literacy


Often people ask how to improve a child's speech first without realizing how intertwined oral language- speech is with literacy development.
Here are a few nice pictures I found on Google images to show the steps that listening and speaking are the first steps.        



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WELCOME



I USE TO LOVE SPRING TIME THE BEST, BECAUSE OF ALL THE FLOWERS.
BUT AS I HAVE GOTTEN OLDER, I LOVE FALL BECAUSE OF THE CRISP AIR COMING ON, DIFFERENT PRODUCE LIKE PEACHES AND APPLES.  THERE IS SURGE OF NEW ENERGY WITH PEOPLE GETTING HYPED ABOUT STARTING SCHOOL AND ALL THE FALL SPORTS.

WHATEVER FANCIES YOU FOR FALL, I HOPE YOU WILL "FALL IN LOVE WITH LEARNING"  I LOVE TO LEARN!!!  I WOULD SAY IT'S MY PASSION TO LEARN AND TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
              

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SPEECH AND LITERACY CONNECTION

BYU hosted an all-day workshop by Kelly Ferquharson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP on the connection between
Speech Sound Disorders (SSD) and Literacy. Here is the handout that was given.
It was very enlightening. The takeaway message I got and implemented was to screen each child with a phonological awareness screener before you dismiss the school-age child.


LITERACY BYU HANDOUT




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

INTENSIVE SUMMER SPEECH PROGRAM

The Annual Intensive Summer Speech Program (ISSP) 
       Celebrating Ten Year!  

I work with speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice, receptive-expressive language issues, literacy, auditory processing, social-pragmatic issues and accent modification, 

Here is a brief description.
What is it?: It's a three-week intensive speech program. (Research has shown a positive impact on maximizing progress with intensive programs (Four days in a row being optimal.)
ACTION: You can designate the frequency to be seen 1 to 4-day option. (Most come 4 days as this is optimal for intensive purposes). 

Where and when is it held?  It's held at the A+SpeechTherapy 1379 S 740 E. Orem UT 84097. From June 11 - June 28.  Some clients have requested to start June 4 for Camp reasons, All sessions will be held between 8:00 am to 12:30 pm or so.
ACTION: Contact me if you need to start on an earlier date than June 11th.


How much does it cost? The cost is the same as a regular 30-min session per client. For the intensive sessions, you get an additional 15-minutes per session = 45 minutes for $50 per session. This is a huge benefit, more time for the same price. 
ACTION: All sessions are paid at the beginning of the program. 

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel would benefit from this service. They will have to schedule an evaluation first for all newcomers as soon as possible.  

This only comes around once a year.

Feel free to email me with any questions or preferences at adorais159@gmail.com