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Technologies We Use

Granite Bay Speech uses a number of technologies during therapy sessions as we strive to support our clients and meet their individual needs in the best way possible. We serve our clients with the most up to date and cutting edge technologies to help reach their communication goals.


SpeechEasy is a combination of proven technology and techniques which can be used to reduce stuttering. Worn in one ear and similar in appearance to a hearing aid, SpeechEasy has helped thousands increase their ability to communicate effectively and confidently.

SpeechEasy devices alter sounds that go through the device so that you hear your voice at a slight time delay and at a different pitch. The purpose of the delay and pitch change is to recreate a natural phenomenon known as the “choral effect.” The choral effect occurs when your stutter is dramatically reduced or even eliminated when you speak or sing in unison with others. This choral effect has been well documented for decades and SpeechEasy utilizes it in a small, wearable device that can be used in everyday life.

Visit our pages on Stuttering and Parkinson’s to find out more about how SpeechEasy may be useful for you.

Nancy Barcal is one of the most experienced SpeechEasy providers and one of the few chosen as a Premier Provider. She has worked with stuttering for over 40 years and is a mentor for other speech pathologist who wish to learn more about stuttering.

Nancy is flexible in her scheduling and is conveniently located for international travelers close to the Sacramento international airport. Sacramento is a beautiful and affordable location for those who wish to combine their vacation with a SpeechEasy evaluation. Tahoe resorts, Napa wine country and the San Francisco Bay Area are within a short drive. After the evaluation many clients choose to receive individual sessions to improve their communication skills. Call and speak directly with Nancy to create a personalized experience to meet your needs.


This specialized high tech headset can help clients boost brain function. It uses the power of your own voice to improve memory and help you become a better listener, speaker, and singer. Forbrain was designed for people with attention difficulties, speech and language issues, and poor memory. It can be used for reading aloud, pronunciation and conversation exercises, speech preparation, dictation, and for improving other speech difficulties.

Laptop and mobile/tablet devices

iPads & Speech-Language Therapy Apps

Using iPads and speech-language therapy apps is a unique and creative way to approach therapy sessions while boosting client engagement. Apps we use are developed by other speech-language pathologists and experts within the field that use evidence-based techniques. These apps are fun and support improving education goals in and out of therapy sessions.

Visit our Educational & Speech Therapy Apps Page to explore a plethora of apps we recommend!


Soundsory Headsets

Soundsory® is a multisensory, home-based program that improves sensory and auditory processing disorders, motor skill delays, balance and coordination issues, alertness and attention, and rhythm. It is a 40-day program consisting of 30 minutes of exercises paired with music; the program is divided into two sessions of 20-days each. It’s designed for children (3+) and older adults (no matter their skill level).