Introducing Our Telepractice
Welcome to Children’s Communication Center’s newest option for providing our high quality, well managed, and professional Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services and Corporate Speech Communication Services (CSCS).
Based on guidelines from The American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association, the term Telepractice has been adopted for our SLP services. However, you may also hear the terms telehealth, teletherapy, telemedicine, telespeech and speech teletherapy.
What is Telepractice?
Telepractice connects you (the client/patient) to the us (the Speech-Language Pathologist) at a different location. The addition of telepractice will allow us to expand how we deliver our SLP services to your and your families.
Telepractice is not a different service, rather it is a different option for delivering our services.
How Does Telepractice Work?
The platform that we select for our SLP telepractice will allow us to communicate via the internet. You/your family will incur no additional fees or need any special device programs. However, you will need to have a reliable internet connection, a computer or device with a webcam, and speakers or headset.
Is Telepractice Effective?
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Telepractice has been used to evaluate and treat people of all ages. Researchers have found few differences between telepractice and in-person services…”
Telepractice is used widely with toddlers through adults for the full range of SLP & related services. Learn more in our blogs on Telepractice services.
Answers To Common Questions
When Will Telepractice Be Available?
Our Director, Lori Savage Grayson, designed this Center’s telepractice option with a roll out date corresponding with May is Better Hearing and Speech Month 2020 where the theme will be “Communication at Work”. Our telepractice services launched in March 2020.
What About In-Person Sessions?
Telepractice sessions are in addition to our current delivery service options. Together with the SLP, each family will determine the best option. No one delivery service excludes another. So, you can schedule in-person and/or with telepractice as appropriate. NOTE: For the safety of our SLPs and your family, re: COVID-19, our SLP Telepractice will remain in effect until further notice as the avenue for our services.
What Is The Training For Providing Telepractice Services?
While there are no specific requirements, ASHA does recommend that “…professionals need training or experience to deliver services at a distance.” We are proud to share that our Director, has both!
How Do I Learn More?
Please contact us to learn how our Speech-Language Pathology, Corporate Speech Communication and Consultation telepractice services may benefit you or your family.