Who Do We Work With?
Speech/Language Pathologists (or SLPs)
We, at S&L Teletherapy Consulting, work with SLPs. We offer trainings in the forms of live and recorded webinars, individualized teletherapy training, consulting with those wanting to start a private teletherapy practice, as well as offering supervision of Clinical Fellows just beginning their careers.
We work with school districts to assist in establishing telepractice as a viable and successful service delivery model. We educate staff, faculty, and administration about the success of teletherapy. We conduct parent meetings at the school to assist with the integration of services. Need someone to directly handle setting up the teletherapy program (e.g., scheduling students, working with the district’s IT team)? We are here to help!
Already have a telepractice provider? As districts’ budgets continue to shrink, making every dollar count is critical! Consider contacting our professionals to schedule an audit of your current telepractice program. We will provide you with the information needed to know whether-or-not you are receiving the purchased, contracted therapy services. We can even make recommendations to help you get the most out of your money!
We are available to Communication Sciences departments at universities wanting to develop a telepractice program and/or module to offer their students. From assisting in the development of the course curriculum to offering online teletherapy practicum experiences, we will work with you until the program is established.
State-level and International Speech-Language-Hearing Associations can also benefit from our expertise. Our professionals offer presentations to various associations as well as being willing to attend conferences and conventions to share information about telepractice as well as sharing the newest telepractice news. From creating telepractice handouts and materials to meeting with groups of individuals wanting to ask additional questions, we can be there to fulfill your state’s telepractice needs.
Companies and Corporations
While working with companies and corporations wanting to create a telepractice division, we provide the knowledge and expertise to walk you through each step! From program conception to launch, each consideration is explained and decisions are made until your specific telepractice questions have all been answered and your needs addressed.
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What Is Telepractice (or Teletherapy)?
Teletherapy is a type of service delivery model. Rather than being directly onsite, within the school, to provide Speech/Language therapy services, the SLP-T (i.e., Speech/Language Pathologist – Teletherapist) provides services delivered over the Internet through a web-based, HIPAA-compliant, video-conferencing (i.e., virtual) system.
Teletherapy is used by schools and companies when they are unable to find an Speech/Language Pathologist (or SLP) to work onsite due to a remote location, SLP shortage, or when a long-term substitute SLP is needed. You can learn more by clicking the link below. This will take you to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s website. Please take a minute to watch ASHA’s video about “Telepractice:” https://youtu.be/CgxH69CqPbMhttps://youtu.be/CgxH69CqPbM
The Effectiveness of Teletherapy
Endorsed by the Mayo Clinic in 1997
Endorsed by ASHA
Corroborated by Kent State University in 2011
Telepractice has been used successfully by the medical field before year 2000. Over the past 20 years, telepractice has been found to be an effective and appropriate type of service delivery by numerous published, peer-reviewed studies starting with Mayo Clinic’s 1997 paper. In 2005, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association released a statement stating that telepractice is recognized as an appropriate type of service delivery model. Here are resources to support the position taken by ASHA, American Telemedicine Association, etc.
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