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4 Things You Should Know to Prepare for Telepractice Assessment

4 Things You Should Know to Prepare for Telepractice Assessment

Providing teletherapy requires a skill set that we were not necessarily taught in college.  Add to that the need to assess students virtually and you will find SLPs requesting more information.  What are some basic things you need to know to boost your self-confidence when it comes to telepractice assessments?  Read on to find out. First, know the technology.  Depending…

Creating Your Telepractice Office Space

Creating Your Telepractice Office Space

What are some considerations when creating your home office for Telepractice?  Besides comfort, what do you need to have in place for professionalism, confidentiality, and a stable connection?  This post will discuss considerations regarding office lighting, desk area and chair comfort, having a door to your office, as well as how to have the strongest, most reliable, Internet connection possible. …

5 “Getting Started” Tips for Telepractice

As I sit here thinking about the outbreak of COVID-19, I feel the apprehension of what lies ahead swirling around me.  For all of the SLPs out there that are being thrust into into Telepractice, I understand your uncertainty. When I first considered Telepractice because of some health challenges I faced 8 years ago, I was skeptical. I had been…

Considerations When Looking for A Telepractice Consultant

Considerations When Looking for A Telepractice Consultant

If you are considering telepractice, you probably have a million questions swirling through your mind.  Are you wondering where to begin?  What types of telepractice platforms are out there?  Which one is best?  Where do clinicians find materials? How do you set up your office?  Have you considered reaching out to someone who offers telepractice consulting services to help people,…

Exploring Telepractice: Take the Initiative to Find the Answers

Exploring Telepractice: Take the Initiative to Find the Answers

Providing speech/language therapy services presents its own set of challenges as does any career.  The age of the client, the disorders exhibited, the modalities impacted, and the attention level exhibited are some of the hurdles that can stand in the way of clients making steady progress toward their goals.  The training we, as Speech/Language Pathologists, receive prepares us to be…

Telepractice and “Code of Ethics” Violations

Telepractice and “Code of Ethics” Violations

ASHA’s Code of Ethics is a framework of principles to guide members in support of day-to-day decision making.  “The code educates professionals in the discipline … regarding ethical principles and standards that direct professional conduct.”  After recently reviewing ASHA’s Code of Ethics, various telepractice questions and comments presented on social media came to mind that could be considered violations of…