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The Elusive “R”

One of the challenges of teletherapy is the inability to reach out and touch someone.  Seriously. There have been times when I wish I could provide a tactile cue showing clients where to place their tongues when visual models are not readily available.  One of the most challenging phonemes to remediate, in my experience, is the /r/ with its vocalic-/r/…

Teletherapy Resource Links

A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1525740113503035   Effectiveness of Telepractice for Speech Sound Disorders http://telerehab.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/Telerehab/article/view/6064   Who are Receiving Clinical Services via Telepractice http://leader.pubs.asha.org/Article.aspx?articleid=1983601   Stakeholder Satisfaction http://telerehab.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/Telerehab/article/view/6049   Telepractice: Installing a Speech Therapy Upgrade for the 21st Century http://telerehab.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/Telerehab/article/view/6112   Speech Language Clinicians Connect with Telepractice http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/02/02/speech-language-clinicians-connect-with-telepractice.aspx  

TeleHelpers – Part 2

You have: decided to contract with a teletherapy company, agreed to terms, taken the training, and now you are ready to begin setting up your caseload, schedule, etc.  Who will be your tele-helper?  Will that person have any type of experience working within schools? Will that matter?  What are your expectations for that person?  This post is going to explore…

TeleHelpers – Part 1

Many people have asked me, so what type of things should I ask of my telehelper? “The person I have brings the students, sits off to the side, does not take part in therapy, then takes the students back to class. How do I go about asking/requiring him/her to be more involved?” That is a great question!  Below, I provide…

Teletherapy Professionalism – No Shortcuts!

I have heard teletherapy managers, supervisors, and company owners speak about shocking behaviors some teletherapists overlook as acceptable, much to the dismay of other professionals in our field.  From having family members entering the office during the provision of teletherapy services, dogs barking, an ill child sitting on the therapist’s lap, to wearing inappropriate clothing; these are just some of the expamples. Why are…

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