This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Telepractice can be a valuable form of service delivery, helping to overcome obstacles of travel, scheduling, and lack of available service providers. This course provides information on how to structure and implement a telepractice model, including practical teletherapy examples for speech therapy sessions with the pediatric population.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 reasons why telepractice is being implemented in the field of speech pathology.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the basic technology set-up requirements for engaging in telepractice.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least 3 examples of online activities that can be utilized in telepractice sessions.
|5-30 Minutes||Telepractice in our field: guidelines, evidence, and implementation|
|30-45 Minutes||Addressing various SLP responsibilities via telepractice|
|45-60 Minutes||Telepractice approach and session strategies|
|60-80 Minutes||Demonstration of practical teletherapy activities|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and lead product manager with E-Therapy. Sara attended UNC Chapel Hill and the University of North Texas, where she received a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked extensively with children and adults on the autism spectrum in schools, group homes, and private clinics. She has experience working as a speech pathologist and supervisor in a variety of settings including school districts, private practice, early childhood intervention, and telepractice. Sara is an independent app developer and has several speech therapy apps available on iTunes. She currently works with E-Therapy to develop new materials and help teletherapists provide effective sessions for their students.
Diana Parafiniuk, MS, CCC-SLP
Diana Parafiniuk, MS, CCC-SLP, is the co-founder and chief marketing officer for E-Therapy. She manages E-Therapy’s marketing team, oversees and supports operations, and supervises contractors, aides, and therapists. As an SLP, Diana has extensive experience providing speech and language services to online and brick-and-mortar schools across the United States. She is fluent in Spanish and brings a broad understanding of multiculturalism to the company. Diana has provided services for bilingual English/Spanish speaking populations. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northern Arizona University. Diana also served as an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University teaching classes in SLPA childhood communication disorders and screening and treatment.
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