Top Traits it Takes to Be a Teletherapist

Teletherapy is an up and coming option for many future and current therapists. While being a teletherapist may seem like a great alternative to a lot of people, it is not for everyone. The reality is that working at home means that certain traits will help you to be more successful. If you fall into these categories, then teletherapy may be for you! Read More

The Benefits of Using Telepractice for Speech Sound Disorders

As telepractice becomes more widely available as a method for serving individuals with communication impairments, family members may wonder if it is a good fit for their child. One of the most commonly-addressed conditions that is addressed through telepractice is the area of Speech Sound Disorders. Caretakers who are considering telepractice may ask, “What are the benefits of pursuing treatment through telepractice?” “Are there any limitations?”

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Mental Health Awareness: How Teletherapy Can Help

Mental Illness Awareness Week falls on the first week of October each year. This week’s awareness topic is near and dear to our hearts, as it’s become more prominent and crucial than ever before, and affecting people of all ages, especially students. Students need more support now than ever, and this is where teletherapy can be somewhat of a superhero to kids in need. How, you ask? There are multiple benefits of using teletherapy for mental health. Here are just a few:

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What Your Students Need for Successful Teletherapy at Home

Speech-language telepractice allows you to serve a student population where speech therapy may not be possible. Students who are house-bound or in a remote location can benefit from speech-language teletherapy, but not everyone is a proper candidate. There are numerous things your students must have before you can have effective at-home teletherapy sessions with them. Students’ needs will vary, but creating a basic checklist of requirements can help in having successful teletherapy sessions from the start.

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Digital Health Services Brings Teletherapy to Veterans

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, from ordering dinner via our smartphones to making travel arrangements from our iPads; technology doesn’t miss a beat. With the development of digital health services, we can get our annual check-up without stepping foot into a physician’s office.  For veterans, digital health services can help solve barriers to proper health care and necessary therapy services. Read More

Intense Stuttering Boot Camp

Stuttering is one of the more common speech impediments that come with the harshest of social stigmas around. We expect certain special needs folks to have issues with speech, but when a seemingly “normal” person struggles to speak our society is overly critical and mean-spirited. For many, it means getting made fun of in the classroom or not taken seriously in business situations. Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington has organized a boot camp for stutterers that help them with their issue. Read More

Online Therapy vs Face to Face

Depending on who you talk to, there is a lot to be said about therapy that is face-to-face and therapy that is long-distance or provided virtually via telepractice. Many parents hold a preference which has a lot to do with their available resources and what works best for their child. Is one form of therapy better than the other? We’re digging deeper into some facts about both.  Read More

Speech Therapy After a Tracheostomy

Many patients find that talking after the tracheostomy is a challenge. This is simply because air is no longer going through the voice box. Many patients find that if they cover the tubing they might achieve vocalization, but we recommend speaking with health officials first. When the patient struggles with this incredible change to their speaking habit this is where a speech pathologist can help. Read More

#WhereWeWork Teletherapist Feature – SLP Ashley

This week’s #WhereWeWork series explains how one simple decision can make a complete improvement to your work-life balance. One of our fantastic team speech pathologists, Ashley L., wanted to share what her transition – which started just one year ago – has been like into the beautiful world of teletherapy, and why she believes it is “the coolest job ever!” 

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How Telespeech Therapy Can Help Dementia Patients

New research shows using telespeech therapy can help those suffering from dementia improve their ability to recall words previously “lost.” The study, from Northwestern Medicine, discovered that one woman was correctly able to identify the flowers in her garden again, and a man was able to command his dog to heard his sheep on his farm, as well as order his favorite meal at the drive-through of his favorite fast food restaurant. Read More