The plan was to initiate our Telepractice in May 2020 in conjunction with May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month. However, due to COVID-19 this Center implemented full time Telepractice services for our Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) private practice in March 2020. Our SLP Telepractice benefits were evident almost immediately.
With COVID-19 variants affecting our communities, this Center continues to offer services through our highly successful Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Telepractice. However, as you will read, the SLP Telepractice benefits go far beyond health concerns.
The coronavirus has rearranged our lives and schedules, but we are determined to continue providing SLP & related services to our current, alum, and new families through our Telepractice.
We know the importance of routines for our little ones, and if we are honest, all of us. Our use of Telepractice will establish consistency and familiarity during this challenging time. And, that will be beneficial for each of us. Stay safe and well!
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.
Telepractice is used widely with toddlers through adults for the full range of SLP & related 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.
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.