Policies

This blog is a professional/personal website written, edited, produced, maintained, and funded by a licensed speech-language pathologist. The opinions expressed on this website are that of the authors' and not of the authors' employer. For questions about this blog, please contact the author via e-mail.

Individualized Treatment

Information and materials published on this website are not meant to replace speech and language therapy. They are meant to share professional information in the area of speech-language pathology with parents, teachers, and professionals. In addition, the information presented on this website is general and should not be interpreted or used as advice for a specific person with a communication disorder. Consonantly Speaking and its author do not guarantee that a person's speech and language skills will improve by implementing or using some or all of the ideas/materials on this website. If you or someone you know feels that they may be experiencing a communication disorder or learning disability, discuss this with a physician, school psychologist, school speech-language pathologist, or medical professional for a person-specific diagnosis and treatment plan.

Accuracy of Posts/Materials

The author Consonantly Speaking does their best to ensure that the information presented on this website is accurate, up to date, and professional. The author of Consonantly Speaking does not promise or make representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this website. In addition, Consonantly Speaking and its author will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. The statements expressed in posts on this website do not reflect the views of the employer of the author of the website.

Privacy

The creator/author of this website is licensed through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and adheres to the Code of Ethics for speech-language pathologists. The author of this website adheres to HIPAA guidelines and will not post any photos of clients whom have a communication disorder or a clients' protected health information. If a photo or video of a person (client or not) appears on the website, there will be written consent on file from that person or legal guardian for a person under the age of 18 to appear on this website.

Use and Distribution of Materials on This Site

Please feel free to use the ideas and materials on this site in your therapy sessions or at home at your own risk, for which Consonantly Speaking and its author shall not be liable. It is your own responsibility to decide whether the materials, products, services, or information provided by this website meet your specific requirements and therapy needs. The materials and content on this website, unless otherwise specified, is the intellectual property of Consonantly Speaking and its author. Materials and content include but are not limited to blog entries, graphics, photographs, charts, worksheets, visual aids, product reviews, etc. You may print and use Consonantly Speaking's creations (worksheets/graphics/visuals) for personal and professional use, however, you may not re-sell them or commercially exploit the content, publish them without expressed written permission, distribute them, or produce mass quantities of them. You may also not transmit or store the content from this site on any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. Please do not steal my ideas and credit them as your own -  when in doubt, credit the author. If you link to them on your website, Pinterest, Facebook, or other social media account, credit Consonantly Speaking as the creator.

Copyright

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Compensation Disclosure

This blog does not currently receive forms of cash for sponsorship, writing product reviews, or any other forms of compensation. Compensation has been received for Consonantly Speaking's reviews on the website ReviewsforDev (http://reviewsfordev.com), worksheets created to sell on this website or Teachers Pay Teachers, , and through application/products from developers/companies when stated. Consonantly Speaking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If and when the writer of this blog does receive compensation in another form, the reader will be notified in written form on the entry or the disclosure policy will be changed. If you pay for and download one of the worksheets published on this site, you are not permitted to share the paid download with others.

Graphics Used on This Site/Fair Use Rights

Some of the worksheets that are created on this site have graphics from the website Scrappin' Doodles. These have been purchased by the creator of this website for the use of the owner in the selling of worksheets (such as on Teachers Pay Teachers). These graphics may not be resold by the creator of this site or taken from the worksheets for your personal use. The graphics may also not be used for worksheets in which are distributed on this site for no cost. To purchase Scrappin' Doodles graphics yourself or to learn more about their company policies, visit Scrappin' Doodles' website. Graphics in which are used for free worksheets as well as that are embedded on this website are legal due fair use rights. Graphics in which are used for worksheets available for purchase will be created by owner of this site or purchased and licensed for selling use.

External Links/Product Reviews

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Data Disclosure

Consonantly Speaking uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistics for the purpose for improving this site (such as the number of visitors per day).

These policies are subject to change/updates as determined by the website owner. Unauthorized use of this website or its content may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

 

(Some of the text/ideas which helped the author in writing this policies page were from http://playingwithwords365.com and http://www.speech-language-therapy.com)

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