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An estimated 6.7 million
Americans over the age of 65 are now living with Alzheimer's, a number that is projected to grow to nearly 13 million by 2050. Learn More.

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Speech therapy giant expands access for seniors via telehealth partnership

Sep 2, 2023

With a majority of older adults potentially experiencing some form of language or hearing disorder, speech therapy is an important component of senior living and care management.

Therefore, having access to virtual speech therapy looms as an important aspect of the growth of telehealth use within long-term care.  Learn More

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How to Encourage Your Toddler’s Speech Development

Jun 27, 2023

Babies typically say their first words around their first birthday (it’s an exciting time for a newly minted toddler!). Of course, all children develop on different timelines. Some little ones are early babblers, while others express themselves verbally a bit later on. As with all milestones, there’s a range for what’s considered normal. Of course, if you’re eager to chit-chat with your cutie-pie, there are things you can do to encourage their speech development. Learn More

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Improved Speech and Communications Skills Support A Child's Emotional Growth and Development

Empowering your exceptional child with
improved speech and communication skills is one
of the most valuable steps you can take to nurture
emotional growth and overall development. Learn More.

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Tech-Enabled Virtual Speech Therapy Improves Speech & Communication Skills

It’s a sentence that no parent wants to hear from a teacher: your child is not doing well in school. In many cases, the next topic is about what possible interventions could or should take place. Learn More

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Tech-Enabled Virtual Speech Therapy Improves Speech & Communication Skills

Increased use of telehealth and virtual care services during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly expanded the number of people receiving primary and specialty care. Now, the spotlight for virtual care focuses on better speech and communications skills for children, adults and seniors. Learn More

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Virtual Speech Therapy Addresses Stuttering, Helps Rural Tennessee Residents Access Care

For about 3 million Americans, trying to communicate feels much like being caught in a traffic jam. But instead of trucks and cars causing the disruption, verbal pauses, repetitions and other frustrations get in the way of being able to communicate effectively. Learn More

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A virtual speech therapy trailblazer offers a deep dive into this telehealth treatment

Avivit Ben-Aharon, founder and clinical director at a virtual speech therapy company, spells out how this virtual care works and how it can achieve outcomes better than in-person care. Learn More

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American Telemedicine Association Announced 12 Telehealth Innovators Challenge finalists

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced the dozen organizations that are finalists for the second annual ATA telehealth innovators challenge. Out of 40 companies that cleared the first round, the 12 were chosen to share their platforms at a live pitch competition at the ATA 2023 annual conference in March. Learn More

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Virtual Speech Therapy Provides Support For Communication Challenges Related To Stress Around Social Settings

As we age, we may become aware of diminishing communicative abilities and this may prevent us from easily reaching out to friends and family. Learn more about the effects of these challenges that can go far beyond the ability to communicate effectively.

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Speech Therapy May Effectively Address Long COVID Communication Issues

As the world enters the post-pandemic stage of COVID-19, our understanding of post-COVID conditions and how to successfully treat them continues to grow. To read the full article, click here.

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During the Holiday Season… Communication is Vital

While many people associate the holidays with cheer, communication challenges can create a different holiday scenario: loneliness.  Learn more about why communication is vital.

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Long COVID May Impact the Ability to Communicate and Speak

For people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, recovering from the virus may not be the end of the road. Speech therapists also have proven specific protocols to help patients with memory concerns. Learn more.

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Cascadia Capital – The Edges of Telehealth’s Efficacy

Telemedicine has cemented itself as an essential part of the healthcare ecosystem in the past year, but increased adoption has also highlighted some critical roadblocks facing telehealth's advancement. Great Speech Inc.'s founder and clinical director Avivit Ben-Aharon, MS Ed., MA CCC-SLP shares her insights

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NBC 6 In The Mix – How to Promote Online Learning Success for Your Children During COVID-19

The good thing about the Fall 2020 semester is we have advance notice. This gives us time to plan, as opposed to the March COVID -19 quarantine which was a total shock. With some extra structure, there is a greater chance for a positive outcome. Watch here!

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Denver7 – Virtual speech therapy helping students while out of school

Great Speech Founder and Clinical Director Avivit Ben-Aharon discusses the efficacy of online speech therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic for school-age clients. WATCH HERE!

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Speech Therapy Helps Older Adults With Long COVID

Jul 29, 2023

While the height of the pandemic is now part of our collective past, many older adults are still struggling with communication issues and other difficulties associated with long COVID. Regardless of how these symptoms manifest, they can be particularly challenging for older adults who concurrently also may be developing or managing age-related cognitive or physical degeneration. Learn More

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Jul 12, 2023

Before reaching the age of 65, people often take for granted the ability to speak and express their ideas or feelings. But this changes when a person ages and their speaking proficiency may be impacted: such communication challenges are associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from falls or frailty, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s or following a stroke. When these conditions impact communication skills, seniors can begin to feel lonely, socially isolated and can even become anxious. Learn More

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Modern Health and Living July 2023

Jul 10, 2023

Modern Health and Living is a newspaper distributed to the Milwaukee and Madison metro areas. The publication is all about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. It was established in 1992. Lewis Media also publishes the Panther Xpress and the Red Xpress which serve the Milwaukee and Madison college campuses. Learn More

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Virtual Speech Therapy Successfully Addresses Long COVID Speech And Communications Challenges

Researchers report that among the many challenges of long COVID, communication issues persist, including cognitive impairment, brain fog or speech and language difficulties. During recovery, individuals report that they have trouble remembering, using intended words or expressing ideas in coherent sentences. Left untreated, these issues may worsen over time. Learn more about virtual speech therapy.

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Why Speech Therapy is an Effective Treatment to Counter the Health Challenge of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

There has been a seismic move away from a provider-centric delivery model to a patient-centric model. Learn more about why SDoH has emerged as a critical healthcare delivery challenge.


Telehealth Best Practices: Avivit Ben-Aharon Of Great Speech On 5 Things You Need To Know To Best Care For Your Patients When They Are Not Physically In Front Of You

One of the consequences of the pandemic is the dramatic growth of Telehealth and Telemedicine. But how can doctors and providers best care for their patients when they are not physically in front of them? Read here.

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US Health News – Sounds of Silence: How the Pandemic Has Impacted Our Communication Skills

Great Speech’s Clinical Director, Avivit Ben-Aharon, discusses her opinion on how face-to-face communication and in-person socialization have suffered over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the full article, click here.

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Is speech therapy the key to treating long COVID?

Long COVID has impacted up to 23 million Americans and counting. Avivit Ben-Aharaon, talks about her client's struggle to do once-mindless tasks, like remembering the word "table" or responding to simple questions about the weather. Read here

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Virtual Speech Therapy is the Best Option for Communication Disorders

Great Speech Founder Avivit Ben-Aharon shares studies showing that people with communications disorders are more likely to feel socially isolated, experience poorer health, be unemployed or underemployed, and suffer from depression. To read the full article, click here.

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Good Morning America - Coronavirus school closings: 8 ways to keep the peace while kids are home

Great Speech Founder and Clinical Director Avivit Ben-Aharon has been featured on the Good Morning America website with tips for parents of young children during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Medium - How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time to Be Great Parents

Check out this interview with Great Speech’s Clinical Director Avivit Ben-Aharon and Dr. Ely Weinschneider on being the founder and president of an online speech therapy company while still striving to be a successful parent.

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Compendent – Positive Quotes for Women Who Want to Be Their Best

Check out this six-minute read on positive quotes for women (and men!) who want to be their best featuring Great Speech’s Clinical Director Avivit Ben-Aharon.

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Miami Herald – Why Executive Function Skills are Important in the Workplace

Check out this article on Executive Function Disorder in the Miami Herald featuring our own Clinical Director, Avivit Ben-Aharon, who shares her expertise on Executive Function skills in the workplace and how it can be treated online.

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Chicago Parent – How to Find a Learning Style That Fits Your Child’s Personality

Whether your child is an active mover, a diverse learner, a shy child who likes to blend into the background or a kid who wants everything to be flawless, here are some tips to help your child learn more effectively. Read more here!

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