Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and their impact on people and how they interact with the world around them. Competitive Health offers Virtual Speech Therapy as one of the 22 medical specialties available to clients and employer groups through their catalog of benefits. With this service, employees can work with licensed, certified therapists who assist with language disorders, impairments, articulation, lost speech skills, accent modification, stuttering, and more, with service available to people of all ages.

Competitive Health’s Virtual Speech Therapy benefit is HIPAA compliant and completely digital, with appointments available from any location nationwide. Clear communication generates idea sharing, increased productivity, and straightforward conflict resolution. Miscommunication in the workplace frequently causes business shortfalls in addition to breakdowns of working relationships. Communication disorders such as speech impairments cost the United States approximately $154–186 billion annually1. With jobs progressing away from being manual-based jobs to jobs based on communication abilities, speech has become a critical part of a successful workforce.

Virtual Speech Therapy can help employees improve impairments and work with therapists to modify speaking habits to increase clarity and communication of thoughts and ideas. With a specialized track made for the workplace, Virtual Speech Therapy has treatment plans to improve executive function skills, which impact both spoken and written language. These skills allow individuals to analyze a task, plan for it, organize the steps, and execute the job successfully.

Contact Competitive Health if you are interested in learning more about our Virtual Speech Therapy health benefit.