Teletherapy

We are proud to announce that we are now offering Teletherapy!

What is teletherapy, also known as "telepractice"?

The American Speech Language Hearing Association defines "telepractice" is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client/patient or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.***

What types of disorders can be treated utilizing teletherapy?

Teletherapy can be used to assess and treat a variety of disorders. Such as:

  • Articulation
  • Autism
  • Dysarthria
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Language and Cognition
  • Mild Dysphagia
  • Voice
What equipment is needed to participate in teletherapy?

The requirements to receive or participate in teletherapy sessions are minimal. A client would need to have basic equipment, which consists of a computer, webcam, headset with attached microphone and a high-speech internet connection, preferably via Ethernet.

Who may be a candidate to receive services through teletherapy?

Teletherapy clients should:

  1. The ability to focus their attention for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. The ability to maintain a sitting position for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Be able to follow basic directions.
  4. Have basic computer skills.
  5. Have an adult to assist with troubleshooting.
What are the advantages of teletherapy?

Teletherapy sessions are cost-effective. Teletherapy reduces travel expenses for both the clinician and the client. Sessions can be conducted wherever the client is located. Locations include homes, schools, offices and etc. Depending on the availability of the clinician and client, sessions can be scheduled at morning, noon or night with a licensed therapist.

Furthermore, children presenting with speech-language disorders have been known to respond very well to therapy over the internet. Teletherapy makes improvement of speech skills easy and convenient.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact our office at 832-487- 9872.

Online Occupational Therapy services coming Summer 2017!

Resources***: http://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Telepractice/

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