“Season of Giving” 15% off promotion extended until February 15th.

We have had several Providers and clients tell us they have had issues in trying to get appointments scheduled due to the holidays and the winter storms in many parts of the country. Several Providers had to close offices and cancel appointments during this time. For these reasons, the 15% off discount promotions will be not end on February 1st as anticipated, but will now end on February 15th. This gives everyone more time to take advantage of this great offer!

Provider appointment schedules vary so please don’t wait to make an appointment. If you need Provider contact information simply give us a call or schedule an appointment.

 

Interested in a SpeechEasy owner’s conference?

We are trying to gauge interest in a one-day conference that would be attended by SpeechEasy owners, SpeechEasy Providers and others who would like to hear and share experiences about SpeechEasy. We would foresee the conference including:

· Sessions for clients to discuss their own experiences with each other

· Meetings for SpeechEasy Providers to discuss best practices and patient outcomes

· Social gatherings and activities for all

· Help sessions

· Device adjustments by SpeechEasy personnel

· Q and A sessions

· Suggestions for future development sessions

· Fun!

If you are a SpeechEasy owner we’d love to hear what you think about this. Simply write our Sales Manager, Gary Hassell and let him know or just give him a call. If there is interest we’ll definitely get this going!

 

SpeechEasy sponsors ASHA online conference

Recently, we were asked by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) to help sponsor a new format of conference whereby Speech Language Pathologist attendees would be able to “attend” from their own home or office via the internet.

The conference will educate these professionals concerning Neurodegenerative Disorders. As you may know, SpeechEasy PD is now available for those with repetitive speech issues related to Parkinson ’s disease.

If you know of a Speech Pathologist who may like to attend please have them visit the ASHA website and sign up. CEU’s are available to attendees.

 

15% discount on SpeechEasy in January

We just wanted to send another reminder about our Season of Giving discount offer still going on now. The special 15% off pricing on ALL SpeechEasy models is good the entire month of January. No coupon or form is needed in order to receive these great prices.

If you haven’t made an appointment with a SpeechEasy Provider yet please do so or let us know so we can help.

 

Happy New Year from SpeechEasy!

We’d like to say thank you to our friends, clients and Providers for a great 2013.

This past year we introduced the SpeechEasy V Series. The SpeechEasy V Series was the most substantial product improvement ever made to our SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device. Over all, the improvements included both hardware and software enhancements which resulted in more client options and significant reduction in background noise.

The new advanced device is now available for all SpeechEasy evaluations conducted by our SpeechEasy Providers. The training and rollout of SpeechEasy V series was a challenging undertaking by our staff and Providers and a large investment by our company. It is great to report that the improvements have been enthusiastically received by SpeechEasy owners, Providers and new clients.

Again, we thank you all! Here’s to a prosperous and Happy New Year in 2014.

 

Children who stutter and SpeechEasy

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive from parents, relatives, friends and even Speech Language Pathologists is, “What age do you recommend SpeechEasy for a child who stutters?”

Any intervention with an assistive device for children, no matter what that device may be, demands special considerations. SpeechEasy relies on our professional providers to assist families in making this important decision when it comes to treating childhood stuttering. All of our providers are experienced, licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologists trained to advise appropriate treatment options.

During an evaluation with the child and the family, the provider will consider these individual factors:

  • Physiological appropriateness
  • Effectiveness of past stuttering treatment
  • Social and mental maturity
  • Motivation level
  • Child’s capability to be responsible
  • Support structure
  • Response to SpeechEasy

It would be easy, but also inappropriate for anyone to state a definite age when SpeechEasy should be recommended for children. The decision and the answer lie in professional counseling. If you would like to speak with one of our providers please let us know and we’ll have one get in touch with you.

We also have a Clinical Services Manager on staff at SpeechEasy who could also offer professional guidance.

November is the last month of $1,000 off CIC model promotion

For one more month 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.

 

 

SpeechEasy workbook advises to ease into fluency: A key to success

Every new SpeechEasy device sold comes with our 68-page workbook titled Merging Technology with Techniques.

The workbook was developed by SpeechEasy with the input of some of our most experienced Providers and outlines several keys to success to overall stuttering treatment. One of the keys is to “ease into fluency”.

A person may find it necessary to ease into difficult situations. We hear from many people who stutter and have asked many of them what situations they find the most difficult. Answers such as making phone calls, ordering at drive-thru windows and speaking to large groups are among the most popular responses.

We recommend to new SpeechEasy users to start small and take gradual steps as the ability to be a more fluent speaker emerges naturally. Although stories about someone getting their SpeechEasy and making a speech to a large group are reported, it is not what we recommend for most people.

Confidence is gained by expanding your comfort zone in small steps.  The keys to fluency success and weekly suggested exercises are some of the helps and suggestions included in the SpeechEasy workbook provided with every SpeechEasy sold.

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.

 

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