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01.25.2016

Stroller Traffic — Find the Help You Need

Stroller Traffic Helps their Readers Find Great Speech Therapy

"Speech Buddies Connect wants to help you find the right speech therapist to fit your little one’s specifics — from speech sound or fluency disorders, to special needs or bilingual speech..."

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01.13.2016

A Child Grows Answers their Readers' Speech Therapy Questions

A Child Grows Answers their Readers' Speech Therapy Questions

A Child Grows reached out to the us with some important questions about speech therapy and your child. Here’s their Q&A:

"All little kids have generally funny ways of beginning to talk- what are red flags though for those who need intervention? Are there exercises that a parent..."

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12.11.2015

Speech Buddies Launches Online Marketplace

Speech Buddies Launches Online Marketplace

"By creating easy access to speech therapists, Speech Buddies aids early problem identification that leads to best learning outcomes for children. Speech Buddies expands its original mission to provide treatment options and platforms that improve the lives of those living with speech and communication disorders."

Reprinted in the January 2016 issue of Brooklyn Parent Magazine.

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12.03.2015

Motherburg: New resource we are loving...

New resource we are loving...

"I honestly know many moms who have shared stories on how hard it was/is to find the right speech therapist for their child. I myself have had days when I have spent hours...really days trying to find a speech therapist."

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08.14.2015

Speech Buddies Connect Launches, Providing Speech Therapy for Children in Brooklyn

Speech Buddies Connect Launches, Providing Speech Therapy for Children in Brooklyn

"If kids don’t get treatment for speech impediments while they are young, they become more difficult to fix. Large or small, speech and language challenges hinder a child’s social and academic development. The biggest mistake I see parents making is waiting too long to start speech therapy..."

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03.20.2015

Over 50% Mean Accuracy Improvement on Treatment Resistant Children

Buddy Feedback Study Results presented to Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

28% of School-aged children in the United States with speech sound disorders make no measurable progress in treatment. This study tests a cost-effective methodology in tactile biofeedback delivered via Speech Buddies Tools. They found strong evidence that using Speech Buddies as an intervention method improves marks.

"He has been working on /r/ over 3 years, he is now producing /r/ with 80% accuracy."

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06.08.2014

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New Speech-Therapy Tools Make Practicing at Home Easier

...Articulate Technologies Inc. of San Francisco sells "Speech Buddies," a set of hand-held tools that children can use to determine where their tongues need to be to produce hard sounds such as "S," "L" and "R." The tools look like Popsicle sticks with a special tip on one end.

For the "r" sound, the tip is a wound-up coil that must be unrolled with the tongue in the same way that's needed to make the sound. Children can do this with the help of a parent (or therapist) and know that their tongue placement is correct, the company says. They can also chart their progress online.

Michelle Groen of Frankfort, Ill., says the tools have helped her 12-year-old son, who struggled for years to pronounce the "S" sound. "People would say, 'Put your tongue here, no put your tongue there,' and he was so frustrated," she recalls....

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05.01.2014

Speech Buddies Co-Founder to Present on Entrepreneurship in Technology at MIT Alumni Conference

Speech Buddies Co-Founder to Present on "Entrepreneurship in Technology" at MIT Alumni Conference

Alexey Salamini, CEO and Co-Founder of Articulate Technologies, Inc., will be presenting on Entrepreneurship in Technology at the MIT LGO Alumni Conference in San Francisco today. Salamini is an alumni of MIT's graduate program LGO (Leaders for Global Operations), which challenges a select group of students to complete dual master's degrees in Business Administration and Engineering in a two year period.

"It's an honor to be part of a distinguished panel of MIT Alumni speaking on entrepreneurship. My experience at LGO was invaluable - it has challenged me to rexamine the status quo and push for better technology solutions throughout my career," Salamini commented.

He will be joined by Ray Shan, Sr. Program Manager, Tesla Motors and Nick Pinkston, Founder, Plethora with panel moderator Professor Thomas Roemer, Incoming Director MIT Leaders for Global Operations.

01.30.2014

Speech Disorders Are Treated Faster With Speech Buddies

Speech Disorders Are Treated Faster With Speech Buddies

A new research study shows that Speech Buddies helped children overcome their speech difficulty faster than children who did not use these tools.

The clinical efficacy study published in the PSHA Keystater Journal concludes that the children who used Speech Buddies during speech therapy lessons achieved statistically significant mastery of their problem sound in a short-duration regimen. The children who used traditional methods of speech therapy without Speech Buddies did not.

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01.22.2014

Journal Publishes Study Showing Efficacy of Speech Buddies Three Times Faster than Normal

Journal Publishes Study Showing Efficacy of Speech Buddies Three Times Faster than Normal

A recently published research study showed that a handheld tool called Speech Buddies can help children achieve 90 percent speaking accuracy after only four hours of speech therapy. This is over three times faster than normal learning rates.

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02.28.2013

Speech Buddies Review by If I Only Had Super Powers

Speech Buddies Review by If I Only Had Super Powers

"I have to tell you that after using these tools for two months, I am truly a believer that every SLP should have these as tools to use with kids.  If you, like myself, have zero budget for materials, then I would encourage you to get a grant, donorchoose, or find some other funding source for at least the /s/ sound."

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01.14.2013

Speech Buddies Review by Speech2me

"I watched each week as clients eagerly grabbed their tools to get to work and I was amazed to see children practicing with the tool while others took turns for data collection!  After just a couple sessions, one boy commented that, 'Everyone should have a Speech Buddy!' "

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04.11.2012

Speech Buddies Review by SpeechSnacks.com

"I have been very pleased with the results of this new therapy aid so far…I would personally recommend this device to a parent."

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03.06.2012

Founder of Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC Recommends the use of Speech Buddies

Founder of Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC Recommends the use of Speech Buddies

Karen George, Founder of Chicago Speech Therapy, LLC, states: "Because many articulation problems occur with tongue placement, which is difficult to describe visually or verbally, Speech Buddies provide a unique and successful opportunity for children to get instant feedback....I strongly recommend using them as a tool during therapy – you won’t be disappointed!"

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01.11.2012

ABC7 News: New system could help kids with speech impediments

ABC7 News: New system could help kids with speech impediments

A simple new system could make life easier for children with speech impediments. It's designed to help them pronounce sounds correctly using the sense of touch.

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11.28.2011

Speech Buddies offer greater precision in therapy - featured on CNET and CBS SmartPlanet!

Speech Buddies offer greater precision in therapy - featured on CNET and CBS SmartPlanet!

Over the years, speech therapists have typically used such simple tools such as tongue depressors, spoons, and drinking straws to help kids with speech impediments make the proper sound.  Avi, age 9, had struggled with the R sound for years.  Many months of speech therapy didn't do much to help.  Until he used Speech Buddies...

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11.15.2011

Speech Therapy Gets Personal

Speech Therapy Gets Personal

The launch of Speech Buddies University online exercises allows users to connect, practice & improve! 

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11.15.2011

Speech Buddies University: Review from SpeechTechie

Speech Buddies University: Review from SpeechTechie

"I have been using Speech Buddies with several cases at my school and was excited to be given the opportunity to preview their new FREE website available to clinicians, families, and kids....Overall, it's a simple interface that therapists (and students- as they can practice at home!) will find easy to use."

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09.27.2011

SF Gate: NYC Special Education Collaborative Launches Speech Buddies Advantage Program to Make Speech Therapy Better and More Cost Effective

SF Gate: NYC Special Education Collaborative Launches Speech Buddies Advantage Program to Make Speech Therapy Better and More Cost Effective

The Speech Buddies Advantage program aims to improve the quality of care provided to families by providing speech therapy services that are more effective and more affordable for schools than current offerings.  

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09.26.2011

SF Biz Times:Startup aims to bring speech therapy into the home

SF Biz Times:Startup aims to bring speech therapy into the home

"It’s fair to say that speech therapy has come a long way in the past 40 years — but Alexey Salamini, CEO, is ready for the next evolution."

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09.26.2011

IzzyMom: Speech Buddies Review

"My son has never received one-on-one speech therapy because with one therapist [at school] and a lot of kids who need help, doing speech therapy in a group is the only way to see all of them every week.....I can honestly say that using Speech Buddies has sped up this process enormously and has truly helped him to understand where his tongue needs to go."

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07.20.2011

Be Your Best Mom: Moms Approve

"Did we mention that it cuts speech therapy in HALF!"

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05.31.2011

Featured on WCBS News, New York:  Speech Buddies: New Tool for Better Speech Therapy for Children

Featured on WCBS News, New York:  Speech Buddies: New Tool for Better Speech Therapy for Children

Thank you to the WCBS-NY news team for showing the human aspect of how Speech Buddies are making a difference in speech therapy and improving the lives of children.

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05.26.2011

Speech Buddies: Innovative Technology for Articulation

Speech Buddies: Innovative Technology for Articulation

"Overall, I’d like to say that Speech Buddies are a development that all clinicians who work with articulation should know about and judge for themselves! For me, the potential to reduce treatment time is exciting not only for the students with articulation disorders, but also for those on our caseloads who will benefit from our being able to reallocate that time."

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05.26.2011

Advance: Hand-Held Tools for Hard-to-Train Speech Sounds

Advance: Hand-Held Tools for Hard-to-Train Speech Sounds

"Since many children are strong tactile learners, it's important to allow them to access everything they could benefit from. In addition, since the tongue movements crucial to the problem phonemes are relatively complex and occur behind the dentition barrier, traditional visual and verbal cues can be less effective."

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04.13.2011

Play on Words: Articulation Therapy with Speech Buddies

"He caught on quickly and seemed as surprised as I was that he produced an accurate SH. It has continued to be a part of our therapy going forward...."

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04.13.2011

Chicago Tribune: Speech Buddies: New tools to help kids with speech disorders

Chicago Tribune: Speech Buddies: New tools to help kids with speech disorders

“We were blown away by how quickly the tool works. I work with lots of late elementary school and middle school age children, and often these disorders are so complex. I've truly produced results that have people shaking their heads."

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03.22.2011

Pedia Staff: Product review:

Pedia Staff: Product review: "Speech Buddies" by Dave Hammer, MA CCC-SLP, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

"My colleagues (including those with many years of experience and lots of “tools” already in their “toolbox”) found that specific clients found “immediate (success) within the first few minutes of using Speech Buddies....”

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03.08.2011

Mommy Speech Therapy: Speech Therapist 2.0 - Designed for parents, fits in your hand 

"I have found that the most difficult thing for a lot of parents to do when trying to correct their children's speech errors on their own is to teach that initial correct production of a sound.  That is why I was so excited to discover Speech Buddies."

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01.21.2011

Clinical Trial Shows Children can Overcome Speech Delays Twice as Fast using Speech Buddies

Articulate Technologies, Inc. has announced preliminary data from a research study showing that Speech Buddies can help children learn to correctly pronounce problem sounds twice as fast as those without Speech Buddies.

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01.21.2011

MedGadget: Speech Buddies Put the R in Pronunciation

"If your child's speech sounds like Elmer Fudd while on a rabbit hunt or Tweety Bird that just saw a pussy cat, Speech Buddies from Articulate Technologies may help."

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Summary of Service

Speech Buddies Connect and Speech Buddies Games allow users to communicate with other users on the platform. We define users as “speech-language pathologists,” or “speech therapists,” and “parents.” The intention of Speech Buddies Connect is to allow parents looking for speech therapy services for their children to contact and communicate with licensed Speech-Language Pathologists who provide speech services. Speech Buddies Games allows students to practice online exercises that can help improve their speech and articulation. Speech Buddies Games can be used by Students, Parents, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

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  • You are licensed in your state or country to provide speech services as a Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Speech and Language Therapist, or other health professional.
  • You have necessary permission from the student and parent, if necessary, to provide speech services.
  • You have permission to perform lessons and exercises with a given student.
  • You will not solicit members of Speech Buddies Connect for purposes other than providing private speech and language therapy services.
  • You will maintain respectful and professional communication during communication with any and all members of the Speech Buddies community.

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  • Speech Buddies, Inc. takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever totally secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
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