The Value of a SpeechEasy Evaluation

The first step every SpeechEasy client has taken to receive their first SpeechEasy is the SpeechEasy evaluation. SpeechEasy Providers conduct these evaluations to help clients decide if SpeechEasy is right for them. Of course, there is never an obligation to purchase a SpeechEasy.

Most SpeechEasy Providers have years of experience treating stuttering and assessing client fluency needs. Indeed, the average SpeechEasy Provider has been dispensing SpeechEasy for over eight years. They have not only been trained by SpeechEasy but also continue their professional credentials through constant required education.

To encourage participation in a evaluation and receive a professional assessment, SpeechEasy offers a $150 evaluation rebate to help pay for the Provider evaluation charge.

We receive comments from clients and parents about their evaluation experience such as:

“Jane has been great to work with. She is helpful and my son loves your product”

“Nancy made me feel comfortable and confident about the device”

“Amazing results-like a miracle!”

“I purchased the CF model today. Excellent experience”

“Patrick did my grandson’s evaluation and he did a fantastic job explaining the product and how it works to myself and my grandson. He was patient and answered all our questions”

Contact us and we’ll be glad to help get you started and connected to a SpeechEasy Provider.

 

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is approaching - Online Conference begins Oct 1!
October 22, 2013 is designated at International Stuttering Awareness Day and it is quickly approaching. We believe in helping those who stutter by not only offering SpeechEasy as an option but also by providing information relevant to people who stutter. For this reason, we encourage you to check out the ISAD online conference which will begin on October 1, 2013. The conference, People Who Stutter Supporting Each Other, is an online forum where people who stutter, professionals and those interested in the topic can participate.

One of our Providers, Nancy Barcal from Roseville, CA will be one of the experts who help answer questions and provide insight for those involved in the conference. Nancy is the owner of Granite Bay Speech and is actively involved in helping treat those who stutter.

You can find more information regarding ISAD and the conference by visiting the ISAD website at http://isad.isastutter.org/

 

SpeechEasy Adds a Provider in Nashville, TN

We are happy to announce that our Provider network has grown by another outstanding individual. We like to welcome to the group Gilbert Hanke, MS, CCC-SLP. Gil has joined up with an already established SpeechEasy location in Nashville, TN – Franklin Speech and Learning Center. Helen Duhon and Paulette Gentry having been helping people who stutter decide if SpeechEasy is right for them for almost 10 years now. We are thrilled they continue to be part of our network and excited that they have added Gil to the team.

Gilbert Hanke, MS, CCC-SLP

Nashville, TN

Phone: 615-591-3244

Email: gil.hanke@gmail.com

 

Reminder: Save $1,000 on the Smallest SpeechEasy Model

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our special reduced price on the smallest SpeechEasy available – the CIC V Series. If you have always wanted to own the smallest and least noticeable fluency device in the world, the SpeechEasy CIC-V, then this is a great time.

From now until December 1st, 2013 you can purchase a SpeechEasy CIC-V for $1000 less than the MSRP. During this time you can purchase your own CIC-V for $3500 when you use our valuable coupon.

To get your coupon now, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to send one your way. Feel free to email us at info@speecheasy.com or call us at 866-551-9042 and request your $1000 off coupon.

Article from: Channel 12 WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virginia

West Virginia University Speech Language Pathology professors held the first ever research symposium devoted entirely to the topic of stuttering.

The Stuttering and Attitudes Research Symposium looked at different studies done on people who stutter, and the attitudes that people have about those who stutter.

“A great deal of what is involved in living with stuttering is learning to manage the reactions, and the opinions, and the misinformation that people have about it. For example, most people think that people who stutter, or most people who stutter, are shy and nervous, and they’re not,” said Ken St. Louis, of WVU Speech Language Pathology.

The symposium is the culmination of research conducted by St. Louis, who is a professor and director of post-professional graduate study in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services’ Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

As of this year, St. Louis, a recovered stutterer himself, has analyzed 188 studies with colleagues from 29 countries.

Researchers from all over the world attended the symposium.

Among keynote speakers was Gordon Blood of Penn State University, who spoke on the stigma of stuttering.

The event began Wednesday and ends Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Morgantown.

 

Click here for full article.

Save $1,000 on the smallest SpeechEasy model

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our special reduced price on the smallest SpeechEasy available – the CIC V Series. If you have always wanted to own the smallest and least noticeable fluency device in the world, the SpeechEasy CIC-V, then this is a great time.

From now until December 1st, 2013 you can purchase a SpeechEasy CIC-V for $1000 less than the MSRP. During this time you can purchase your own CIC-V for $3500 when you use our valuable coupon.

To get your coupon now, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to send one your way. Feel free to email us at info@speecheasy.com or call us at 866-551-9042 and request your $1000 off coupon. Once you’ve been evaluated by one of our Providers you can include the coupon in with your order and you’re all set. If you have not yet been evaluated, you’ll need to schedule an appointment soon. Provider schedules vary so let us help you make your appointment today!

 

FluencyCoach software by SpeechEasy is still free

FluencyCoach was introduced a few years ago and has provided many people the opportunity to try Altered Auditory Feedback (AAF) and get a feel for the effect of choral speech for themselves.  FluencyCoach software uses Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) and Frequency Altered Feedback (FAF), the same two components used in our SpeechEasy devices. This type of AAF allows the client to try the effects of choral speech in their own home, on their own time. If you see an improvement in your speech when using FluencyCoach then making an appointment to try a real SpeechEasy may be the right step for you.

The program is easy to install and all you need is a headset with a microphone to begin using the software. Once you download the free software, be sure to use the to a user guide found online to help you along the way. However, if you have specific questions you can contact our resident SLP at slp@fluencycoach.com to get help where you need it most.

Give it a try! Start by going to www.fluencycoach.com and signing up to get the free download.

 

New SpeechEasy Provider in Texas

The state of Texas now has five SpeechEasy Providers. The latest to join our Texas team is Kathy Swiney, CCC/SLP, BRS-FD. Kathy’s practice is located in Memorial/Katy area of Houston and she is now ready to see clients for SpeechEasy evaluations and follow-up. Kathy is a Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders.

Welcome to SpeechEasy Kathy!

 

Client tells how her life changed with SpeechEasy

Recently, we received this letter from Kirsten Furr who received her SpeechEasy several months ago:

My life has changed dramatically since I first started using SpeechEasy. I stuttered for 27 years before utilizing the Speecheasy. Stuttering made everything seem more challenging; from interviewing for a new job to speaking in front of classmates. Interviewing for a job was nearly impossible.  I would stutter on virtually every word. Due to the fact that I wasn’t able to clearly express my qualifications, I was often passed up for positions that I was very qualified for.  In school, often times I would cut presentations short because I would start to get embarrassed due to my stuttering.  Before the SpeechEasy, I would struggle with stuttering daily, every aspect of my life was affected by my stuttering.  I felt like I was judged by everyone, everywhere, all of the time.  Worst of all though, was how I viewed myself.  I felt like I was less of a person, like I deserved less and like I would have to settle for second best for the rest of my life.  

After years of research, I learned about the SpeechEasy.  As excited as I was about the technology, I was crushed because I wasn’t able to afford it. A few months later, I learned that I might be able to obtain a grant through Vocational Rehabilitation to help me cover the costs associated with the SpeechEasy.  Shortly thereafter, I visited with a vocational rehabilitation counselor and learned that I was eligible for a grant.  Finally after years of tears, research, fear and frustration, I was able to pick up my very own SpeechEasy.  From that day moving forward, my life has changed dramatically for the better.  I would wear my Speecheasy almost every day and my stuttering went unnoticed.  It might sound funny, but life was easier without having to worry about stuttering.  A huge 27 year weight was finally lifted off of my shoulders.  So here’s a huge thank you for helping me overcome my biggest struggle of all.  

- Kirsten

Comfort Fit $500 discount ends August 31, 2013 – can be used for SpeechEasy V Series

As you know the Making Fluency Easier promotion was supposed to end May 31st. However, due to the launch of the newSpeechEasy V Series we are extending the offer until August 31, 2013 to give everyone extra time to use the coupon for the SpeechEasy V Series. The recent reviews from clients and Providers about the improved noise reduction and additional features of the V Series have been overwhelmingly positive.

 

Getting the coupon is easy. Simply sign up through our website or contact us directly soon.

 

Clients ask: How can I help others know about SpeechEasy?

We hear that question often from our clients who own a SpeechEasy. Here’s some ways SpeechEasy users can help spread the word about SpeechEasy.

 

· Visit our Facebook page and post a comment about your experience with SpeechEasy

· Send us a short story and we’ll publish it on our website or newsletter

· Let your Provider know that you are available to talk about your experience with others

· Make a short video and send it to us. You can email it to sales@speecheasy.com

· Order one of our information packets and give it to someone you know who stutters.

 

SpeechEasy users tell us about their experiences

Recently, many of our clients who have owned SpeechEasy the longest have called us because they have heard about the new SpeechEasy V Series and want to give it a try. Some of their comments to us are worth noting and we thought you’d like to see the ones from the last few days.

 

· “I use my device when I’m on important phone calls or giving a talk to a group”

· “It’s my most prized possession. SpeechEasy has changed my life”.

· “I’ve had mine 11 years. How long is it supposed to last?”

· “ I can’t thank you enough for this device”

 

Keep calling and let us hear from you!

Katherine Preston has recently released her book Out With It.

Shedding light on an ancient condition that affects approximately 4 million people in the U.S. and 60 million people worldwide, Preston has assembled an anthology of expertise and experience. In addition to specialists in the field, she interviews celebrities, writers, musicians, social workers, psychologists and financiers—men and women of all walks of life battling their difficulties with speech. A heartwarming memoir and a journalistic feat, Out With It is more than a chronicle of one of the most prevalent speech problems in the world; it’s a story about understanding yourself, and learning to embrace the voice within.