Finding a good therapist in your area can be tough by itself. Add in drive time, scheduling, illnesses, weather, and just life, and you're left with a lot less therapy than you wanted. Let online therapy be that bridge between the hassle of traveling to your therapist and not having one at all. 


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what are the advantages?


Flexible

By allowing you and our clinicians to work from home, schedules suddenly open up more possibilities. Families have reported that they love fitting in therapy during an odd time that never would have worked out with traditional in-clinic sessions. 

Research-based

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has backed telepractice as a viable and ethical way to conduct therapy for a long time. We pride ourselves on using the latest, most secure technology and hiring quality clinicians to match what you would receive in-person. 

Fun! 

Logging into a computer to play games, interact with whiteboards and worksheets, or simply chat is sometimes more engaging than sitting face to face with someone. Technology has a magical way of bringing out the best in our clients. 


what services do you provide?

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We offer a comprehensive list of speech and language services for children ages 3+ as well as adults including:

  • Free initial screenings

  • Full diagnostic evaluations with written reports

  • Treatment for a variety of speech and language disorders

  • Elective services for accent modification, public speaking, and gender transition voice training

  • Private consultations as an advocate for your child during meetings with schools or other professionals

NOTE: We are currently licensed to provide therapy in Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Florida with hopes to expand our range to more states. If you live outside of these areas, we can still connect you with a qualified therapist in your area. 


do you take insurance?

Right now we are an out of network provider with all insurance companies. However, we do encourage families to call their insurance company and inquire about reimbursement for out-of-network providers. If interested, we will be able to provide you with documentation of services rendered for reimbursement purposes. Clients are responsible for making payments up front through credit card, check, or PayPal. 


WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO WE NEED?

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We have a basic computer recommendation set-up that will make the transition to teletherapy seamless.

  • A PC or Mac (either stand alone or laptop)

  • A stable Internet connection, preferably through a wired Ethernet port

  • Web browser of your choice

  • Software: account with our secure teleplatform

  • Hardware: monitor (external preferred), webcam, microphone or headset, keyboard and mouse

*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 your home, so please don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations!


WHAT IS IN THE ROOM?

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A quiet, reserved room is essential for a good teletherapy session on both ends. We require that our clinicians work in a quiet environment away from distractions and noise, and ask that our clients ensure the the same learning space.

We ask that an adult is available to help all children log in to ensure timely delivery of service.

We also ask that children seen in the home setting have an adult present in the house at all times for technological troubleshooting. Like most therapy, a stable chair and table are a must for good attention to the tasks.


HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

No problem! We're happy to guide you through the process of choosing teletherapy for your family.

Contact us today to learn more about services offered, pricing, and tech recommendations. 

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WE GET IT

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Your role as a school administrator is tough, especially when you need to find quality therapists to fill staffing needs.

Teletherapy offers a viable solution to growing, underfunded, rural, or unique school districts who may have difficulty finding in-person therapists.


What are the advantages?

Cost effective

By reducing drive time for clinicians, room space, and materials budgets, there is an all around cost savings for the district in hiring on a therapist to meet IEP needs.

Kid friendly

Our students actually love signing into therapy because engaging with our therapists on the computer using fun, interactive games is really motivating.

Research-based

The American Speech-Language Hearing Association backs telepractice as an ethical and viable service delivery model for most clients given a quality technological setup. We work diligently with schools to ensure that our students get the best service available that's on par with in-person service.

Brings in the best

By allowing us to tap into the network of speech therapists across the nation, we can vet the very best clinicians with versatile backgrounds who can meet your IEP needs.

Consistent

By cutting down on sick days and snow days, we get more valuable therapy time in with our students and are in compliance with IEP minutes.


WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

We currently offer a comprehensive range of special education services for weekly treatment, IEPs, and evaluations:

  • Speech therapists

  • Occupational therapists

  • Educational psychologists

  • Social workers and other mental health specialists

We are familiar with most online IEP systems such as SEIS, or even scanned in documents. We work to cater our therapists to your school district's needs in terms of scheduling, caseload, and individual student needs. 


IS THIS SECURE?

We take pride is using one the most secure systems available. Other teletherapy companies may offer password protection or use proprietary software, but true HIPAA and FERPA compliance comes from signing a BAA agreement with your videoconferencing provider. We have ensured that all sessions provided by us are encrypted to prevent viewing by outside entities, all emails are secure between our providers, families, and the school, and that online documentation is kept secure with robust password protection and locked computers. 


WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO WE NEED?

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There are a few things needed to get started with teletherapy.

If you have a brick and mortar school, you can typically use one to two computers for all students.

If your students are being served at multiple schools or in the home, we have recommendations for basic computer set-ups to make the transition into teletherapy seamless.

  • A PC or Mac (either stand alone or laptop)

  • A stable Internet connection, preferably through a wired Ethernet port

  • Web browser of your choice

  • Software

    • An account with our platform which will allow you access to therapy sessions, homework activities, and treatment notes

  • Hardware: monitor (external preferred), webcam, microphone or headset, keyboard and mouse

*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 your district, so please don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations!


whAT is in the room?

A quiet, reserved room is essential for a good teletherapy session on both ends. We ensure that our clinicians work in a quiet environment away from distractions and noise, and ask that our students are provided with the same learning space.

Many younger students will require an aide to bring them to and from the therapy room or sit with them to help stay on task. Older students who have built rapport with their therapists may become comfortable coming to therapy and logging in without assistance, but we ask that an adult is available to help all students log in as necessary to ensure timely delivery of service minutes.

We also ask that students seen in the home setting have an adult present in the house at all times for technological troubleshooting. Like most therapy, a stable chair and table are a must for good attention to the tasks.


HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

No problem! We're happy to guide you through the process of choosing teletherapy for your school. Contact us today to learn more about services offered, pricing structures, and tech recommendations for your district. 

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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?

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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?

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Flexibility

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.

Cutting-edge technology

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?

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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?

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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.


Want to know more?

Have questions or want to know about current job offerings? Contact us below!

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN TELEPRACTICE WITHOUT BURNOUT

…even if you’ve never done it before!


Ready to learn more about telepractice?

Check out our expertly designed telepractice trainings

to help you reach the next stage in your online career.


If you’re like me, you’re hesitant to pull the trigger on purchases. I want you think about this. Training for telepractice is an investment. It’s an investment in yourself and your career. This is going to make you a better therapist. This is going to set your business up for success. That is truly priceless.
— Marissa
 

Here’s how the course works

Over the next 6 weeks, you’ll learn skills in assessments, treatment, adults, pediatrics, behavior management, moderate/severe caseloads, AAC, dysphagia, and starting up your own business! We’ll meet every Monday and Friday starting Aug. 12th through Sept. 20th at 1:00 pm EST.

**Note: now that classes have started, we’ve opened up registration for single modules.

 

Here is our schedule of 12 must-have telepractice courses starting Monday, August 12th!

**Note: now that classes have started, we’ve opened up registration for single modules.

Seats are limited, so don’t miss your chance to sign up!

 

 

Need CEUS now?

Check out our available ASHA-approved courses related

to telepractice with Northern Speech Services.


evaluation and treatment in telepractice:

part I

This fantastic course is designed as an introduction to teletherapy evaluation and treatment for speech-language pathologists working with either children or adults. The course covers client factors, privacy concerns, technology considerations, and application of clinical knowledge to this new service delivery model.

This course was very thorough for an introduction to telepractice. Marissa provided a lot of practical comments based on her experience and expertise. I enjoyed the course especially the demonstrations on the evaluation and treatment sessions. The handouts and references to go along with the presentation were also very helpful.
— S.L., August 2018
I found the sections on basic hardware needed, tips for presentation, considerations for privacy, and licensure issues more helpful. I also liked the video examples and tips for evaluating.
— A.L., January 2019

evaluations in telepractice: part II

This course serves as a follow-up to the introductory Evaluation and Treatment in Telepractice course, part one. It covers issues related to choosing paper-based and digital evaluations, relevant factors that may impact assessments online for children and adults, and discusses potential solutions for common challenges in the online realm.

This course suits the direction my practice is going. I especially liked the list of online testing available.
— L.A.
I appreciated the telepractice evaluations and getting to see how a student would do with teletherapy as well as the application to my field.
— K.M.
This was excellent!

— A.P., April 2019