The SmartPalate is a revolutionary technology that allows your district speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to graduate kids from speech therapy faster than traditional speech therapy. With visual feedback, students and SLPs are able to see what’s happening inside the mouth during speech. As a result, kids who have been in therapy for years are now being released within months. In 95% of cases, neurotypical kids with articulation problems graduate from therapy in 20 sessions or less with 85% accuracy or better. This allows you as a school administrator to reduce SLP caseloads, create happier parents and save money. Increase your weighted pupil unit (WPU) by spending less on articulation remediation and use those extra funds to improve IEP in other needed areas. By reducing each SLP’s caseload, you will foster more creative therapy tactics and more efficient paperwork. Visit the “Science Behind Success” and find plentiful scientifically based research (SBR) to support these findings. CompleteSpeech’s goal is to take what Dr. Samuel G. Fletcher researched for years and offer it to the public, so kids around the globe can experience more confidence during speech. Contact us today for more information on how the SmartPalate can become an effective tool in your school district.
In 1975, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) created the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In 1990, the name of this act was changed to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under IDEA, services are provided in accordance with individualized education programs (IEP) that are developed by teams that include the child's parents, a special educator, a representative of the local educational agency (LEA), a regular educator, if appropriate, and others. In addition, services must be provided—to the maximum extent appropriate—in the least restrictive environment, which for most children means in classes with children who are not disabled. In fiscal year ending (FYE) 1977, 3.3 million youths were served under IDEA, equaling 8% of the total public school enrollment. Just 30 years later, in FYE 2006, that number grew to 6.7 million youths and 14% of total public school enrollment.
According to the USED, 6.6 million of 49.4 million children in public schools have disabilities. In FYE 1977, 1.3 million youths were served under IDEA for speech or language impairments, and in FYE 2009, 1.43 million youths were served. 22% of all youths served under IDEA have a speech or language impairment, and 2.9% of all 49.4 million children in public schools are treated for a speech and language impairment. Experience shows that 10-20% of all speech and language impairment cases in public schools are related to articulation problems. Wow, that was a lot of numbers! Lets put it this way: there's a big need for the SmartPalate in speech therapy. Let's help kids graduate from speech therapy faster so they can become the confident kids we know they are. Contact us to get the SmartPalate in your school today.