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…

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