WHAT IS teletherapy?
Teletherapy is a growing subsection of speech pathology as school districts, medical centers, and patients struggle to find quality care providers in their area. This is especially true of rural areas, so telepractice offers a unique opportunity for us to serve clients who may otherwise go without services.
If you're curious if it works, yes. ASHA has backed telepractice as a viable model of service delivery for a long time now so long as you offer the same quality of service as you would in person. There are some rules to keep in mind regarding licensure across state lines, but that's what we're here to help with.
WHAT DOES LINGUABILITIES OFFER?
We offer consultations, training, and counseling to new clinicians learning about teletherapy.
We also offer contracts for clinicians and continuing education courses for telepractice.
what are the advantages of tele?
In comparison to a lot of in-person jobs, telepractice allows for more flexibility with scheduling clients how you want. If you need to take an hour off to pick up your kid from daycare, go ahead. Just schedule your therapy times around that need.
Work from home
You cannot beat the luxury of having more time with your family, being able to do a load of laundry between sessions, or just saving gas money.
Stay ahead of the curve by learning a new area of the field. We will train you in how to run a seamless telepractice session, pick the right materials, manage behaviors, and troubleshoot technology.
Less burn out
Telepractice allows us to reduce prep time, paperwork time, and commute time which drags on our day. As a result, most clinicians report feeling more connected with their clients through telepractice because they have the time to offer quality service without feeling swamped.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED?
A few things are important for your setup. During counseling/training, we will go into more detail, but this is a general idea.
A PC or Mac (either stand alone or laptop)
A stable Internet connection, preferably through a wired Ethernet port
Web browser of your choice
Hardware: external monitor (preferred), webcam, microphone or headset, keyboard, mouse, printer (preferred)
*Note: We do NOT recommend using Chromebooks, tablets, iPads, or phones to log-in to our sessions as they severely limit the capability of the platforms we use. A standard computer with keyboard and mouse is required to really access therapy. We have recommendations for all levels of hardware as you are looking to buy for set-up so please don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations!
WHAT IS IN THE ROOM WITH ME?
Make sure you have a quiet space away from distractions and noise. This will help with HIPAA and FERPA privacy too. Training will cover how to manage noise, distractions, light, and tech troubleshooting.
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