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1. Background and Introduction
2. Visual Biofeedback: How it works and evidence base
3. Tactile Biofeedback: How it works and evidence base
4. Clinical Workshop: Applying what we’ve learned
The presenter of this eCourse is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Articulate Technologies, Inc., the company that has developed, manufactures and markets Speech Buddies®. The presenter holds a significant equity stake in Articulate Technologies and is paid by the company on a part-time basis. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
Video PowerPoint Presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Gordy Rogers, MS, CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and Columbia University (MS) and is the Chief Scientific Officer and clinical founder of Articulate Technologies, Inc., the company behind Speech Buddies®. In addition to maintaining a private practice in New York City, Mr. Rogers conducts research on the use of tactile biofeedback solutions. His work has been featured at numerous industry peer-reviewed conferences and publications. His work has also been featured on various national media outlets and leading industry blogs.
Financial — Gordy Rogers is presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Gordy Rogers is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Articulate Technologies, Inc., the company that has developed, manufactures and markets Speech Buddies®; he holds a significant equity stake in Articulate Technologies and is paid by the company on a part-time basis.
Nonfinancial — Gordy Rogers has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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"The discussion on the remediation of the lateral /s/ and /sh/ were most beneficial. I liked how he talked about what I would learn at the beginning and again at the end." – S.P. (Apr. 2018)
"I like that the course wasn't too long and was very focused on research. I especially enjoyed the portion on sensory feedback." – J.F. (Apr. 2018)
"I loved the reminder of the importance of tactile feedback. I liked the tools given to become a better clinician." – J.C. (Apr. 2018)
"I enjoyed learning that tactile feedback can be of assistance to the 28% of articulation cases that are slow to respond to traditional methods of therapy, especially lateralization of s, sh, ch and 'r' cases." – M.E. (Dec. 2017)
"Going over how to elicit certain phonemes was most beneficial. The speaker did do a good job of holding the audience's attention." – A.G. (Nov. 2017)
"I liked the information regarding the research supporting visual and tactile biofeedback use in therapy." – R.S. (Nov. 2017)
"The latter part of the presentation was helpful - going over how to use the speech buddies to help students articulate the sounds correctly. I am not sure what I expected since I had not really heard about Speech Buddies or the different types of Biofeedback such as Visual-Spectral Biofeedback and Ultrasounds to aid in articulation remediation. I am looking forward to trying these in my therapy sessions." – D.H. (Nov. 2017)
"I appreciated the incorporation and explanation of the EBP on tactile feedback. The presenter demonstrated a solid understanding of the EBP but explained it in a useful way to practicing clinicians. Everything I expected was covered and ultrasound was included, which I wasn't expecting but very much appreciated." – K.A.D.R. (Nov. 2017)
"The several types of intervention with technology and the cost associated with each was helpful. I liked the practical application aspect." – L.J. (Oct. 2017)
"I get that this was an advertisement for Speech Buddy. The rest of the information wasn't remotely useful. I don't know any practicing clinician that would do any of those invasive treatments for articulation." – M.S. (Sept. 2017)
"I liked the discussion of speech buddies info. However, I expected more client demonstration with the speech buddy." – Z.K. (July 2017)
"I liked learning about new technology as well as the explanation of different visual feedback techniques." – D.N. (May 2017)
"I appreciated the variety of technologies covered and their related research/evidence." – R.G. (Apr. 2017)
"Going over the need for tactile-somatic component was helpful. I liked the research base, but I wish the course wasn't so obviously a commercial for Speech Buddies. But if they're that effective, I guess it can't be helped." – S.S. (Mar. 2017)
"I think the apps that are available and the speech buddies were the most beneficial to everyday practice. I like staying up to date on what the latest techniques are and the research using the high-end technology as well. Very interesting." – H.H. (Feb. 2017)
"I liked the different strategies listed for each target sound and the use of speech buddies tools to assist with hard to get sounds." – S.M. (Jan. 2017)
"The discussion on how tactile and somatosensory cues can really help students who do not benefit from traditional therapy was very helpful." – A.S. (Dec. 2016)
"I really liked it. Learning about Speech Buddies was very useful." – S.C. (Aug. 2016)
"Learning more about Speech Buddies was really beneficial. I liked the examples provided within the course." – K.W. (July 2016)
"I like that the discussion was accompanied with a hand-out to assist with notes and keeping me on topic. I appreciated the coverage of tech items to use, specifically the Speech Buddies." – M.S. (July 2016)
"I felt the topic definitely addressed ways to better assist therapists with clients that are not responding to more traditional therapy approaches. The discussion of how to utilize each tool to assist in evaluation and treatment was very beneficial and made it easier to understand. I enjoyed the history as well as identifying the reasons why we need to incorporate and embrace changes in how we approach treatment of difficult speech sounds." – S.H. (July 2016)
"I appreciated the specific examples of interventions that are cost effective. I expected more detail of interventions that are more commonly used." – A.D. (June 2016)
"The discussion of use of EPG and speech buddies for biofeedback purposes was most beneficial. The topic covered seems to offer some viable and practical tools for treating the kids that don't respond well to more traditional approaches." – M.L. (June 2016)
"I found the use of the speech buddies for cost-effective treatment and for parent involvement most helpful. I liked that it is current for today's increased use of technology. However, I was hoping for techniques to use for articulation therapy for earlier developing sounds – for preschool children." – C.H. (May 2016)
"The quality and expertise of the presenter were excellent. I really enjoyed the tactile feedback approaches and software for visual feedback approaches." – W.C. (May 2016)
"The historical information helped me understand how far we have come." – J.G. (Mar. 2016)
"I liked that it went through some techniques and equipment that were new to me." – W.P. (Mar. 2016)
"Discussing the knowledge of the importance of biofeedback-somatosensory-visual in remediating speech sounds was most impactful for me." – L.F. (Mar. 2016)
"I liked the introduction of Speech Buddies and how it works." – D.G. (Feb. 2016)
"Incorporating more biofeedback in therapy was the most beneficial discussion." – E.H. (Feb. 2016)
"I appreciated introducing more tactile feedback in therapy." – J.I. (Feb. 2016)
"I liked how it provided several treatment options - different techniques to use other than traditional artic therapy." – K.W. (Feb. 2016)