Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) February 3, 2010 -–
Speechtails.com launches website as a convenient and cost effective alternative to traditional speech therapy to address children’s speech difficulties.
Speechtails.com is an all encompassing web site which is used to address a child’s speech difficulties. The free OnLine Speech Assessment will outline the speech difficulties for each child. The OnLine Speech Learning Center then uses the assessment information to build an individualized lesson plan. The individualized lesson plan then utilizes a combination of videos for each sound, daily living exercises, mouth exercises, and homework which all work together to form a “learning system”. The site’s free resources and blog are designed to assist parents with children’s speech issues and answer questions.
Speechtails.com was developed by Amy Reno, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with more than twenty years of experience. The frustration of turning children away who needed services became the inspiration for speechtails.com. It is common today that Speech Therapist’s turn away children who have speech difficulties and often children with mild difficulties go untreated. This occurs when a child’s speech delay is deemed not severe enough to allow medical insurance to cover the cost of traditional speech therapy. Parents then have to pay for costly speech therapy out of pocket, which many cannot afford.
Similar outcomes occur, as schools face budget cuts or have to deal with a shortage of Speech Language Pathologists. Both cases mean limited space on Speech Therapist's case load and therefore, children with the most severe issues are seen while the less severe often go untreated. Ms. Reno states “the outcomes of these examples are the same, many children with mild speech difficulties go untreated and until Speechtails.com there has been minimal options that a parent could use to address the difficulty".
Speechtails.com and the Speechtails OnLine Speech Learning center is a convenient and cost effective alternative to traditional speech therapy. The goal is to empower parents to address their children’s speech difficulties by providing a cohesive system, resources, and tools which allow a self-directed approach to addressing the child’s speech difficulties. The Speechtails.com OnLine Speech Learning Center is not interactive Speech Therapy, however it was developed by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and utilizes common approaches used by Speech Language Pathologists.