The availability of online speech therapy is making it easier for a wider range of students and individuals to have access to assistance with their speech-related problems. Schools are now turning to online speech therapy as IEPs can be held and assessments are made for online administration. Individuals benefit because they are referred to the online therapist that is best able to guide them. With online speech pathology, a diagnosis is made and treatment options are offered. Treatment for most speech disorders is available. Many school administrators, parents, and students have questions about the service and the benefits it provides.
What are the benefits of using Telespeech Therapy?
With online speech therapy, every student attending a participating school has free access to highly qualified speech-language pathologists. All of the online therapists hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree and are fully licensed in Speech-Language Pathology. The program meets both state and federal laws for providing adequate learning resources to all students. The American Speech Language and Hearing Association and the California Speech Language and Hearing Licensing Board both support this method of web-based speech therapy.
Is online therapy as effective as it would be in person?
Research studies have revealed that online services are as effective as face-to-face instruction in most cases. In fact in many cases online speech therapy is more effective than other methods. Children with anxiety or sensory issues are often more relaxed with online instruction. Most speech and language disorders are able to be effectively treated using online speech therapy.
Can assessments and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings be held through telepractice?
Online speech language therapy services include all of the services that would typically be provided in person. Therapists write and attend IEP meetings through telepractice. Many clinical assessments are now standardized and made for online administration. They are given online and used to determine the needs and progression of students. Online speech therapists can case manage speech students and are just as available as a resource to help parents and teachers on the best ways to help individuals with speech and language disorders.
What is Necessary to Participate in Online Speech Therapy?
To take advantage of live online speech therapy, the facility where the lessons are received must have a high-speed Internet connection and someone available to help the student connect to their session. Any additional equipment needed for participation is provided to schools. The services are available to the residents of California. School Administrators interested in learning more about online speech therapy should contact the company for more information.
How do I get started?
School Administrators click on our “Schools” link, fill-in, and submit your information or call our office. Individuals click our “Get Started” link, fill-in, and submit your information or call our office. If you submit you information online, we will contact you within one business day. Based on the information we gather from you, we will then schedule you for further consultation.