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Warp Speed Download: Essential Info to Jumpstart Your Teletherapy Practice

Warp Speed Download: Essential Info to Jumpstart Your Teletherapy Practice

In these unprecedented times, speech-language pathologists are feverishly looking for ways to continue providing essential, high-quality services for their clients while they are in their homes. Teletherapy is an evidence-based service delivery model that allows clients and therapists to interact in a fun and engaging way, while targeting specific speech and language goals. This presentation will provide SLPs with essential tips and strategies that will leave them feeling confident and prepared to launch their teletherapy practice.

Presenters

  • Amanda Blackwell

    SLPD, CCC-SLP

    After serving for a year as a volunteer speech language pathologist at an orphanage in Guatemala in 2013, Amanda Blackwell has been living and working full-time in the country for nearly 7 years. She founded DIGNA International, a non-profit vocational training program for adults with disabilities which has grown to more than 70 "Champions" as they call them. Several have secured dignified, fair-wage employment in their communities thanks to DIGNA's ongoing professional formation. Amanda completed a clinical doctorate in speech language pathology and started the official professional association for local Guatemalan speech therapists, which has grown to more than 300 members over the past year. In January 2020, she began working toward a Doctor of Education degree at Murray State University with the goal of opening a university for allied health professions in Guatemala to improve the quality of services across the country. She currently directs the speech therapy departments at FUNDAL (for individuals with deafblindness and multiple disabilities) and the Guatemalan Association of Down Syndrome in Guatemala City, provides teletherapy services for public school students in the United States, runs an autism education social project for Spanish speakers called LUNA, and volunteers her services wherever she feels called to do so.

Learning Objectives

Discuss teletherapy workspace design considerations, materials, and technology
Explain the ways in which one can use the most popular teletherapy platform (Zoom)
Discuss different ways to engage clients in teletherapy using various digital materials
Discuss how to engage and coach parents/communication partners during teletherapy sessions

Agenda

Agenda

15 minutes Introduction to how to set up workspace for efficient and HIPAA-compliant teletherapy sessions, including materials and technology options that could be purchased
15 minutesLive demonstration of how to use the most popular teletherapy platform (Zoom), including screen sharing, whiteboard, shared mouse control, and important keyboard shortcuts
15 minutesSuggestions and demonstration of various teletherapy materials that can be used in sessions with clients of all ages
15 minutesIdeas for how to effectively engage and coach parents/communication partners during teletherapy sessions, to maximize the therapy minutes and ensure carry over at home

Disclosures

Disclosures

Speakers - FinancialAmanda has no financial relationships related to the content of course to disclose.
Speakers - NonfinancialAmanda has no nonfinancial relationships related to the content of course to disclose.
Course - ContentThis presentation will demonstrate the use of Zoom platform, and mention several websites in which SLPs can purchase materials.
Course - Financial Support & In KindThis webinar was funded by our sponsors, SLP Toolkit, The Informed SLP, and Bjorem Speech Publications. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this course nor does brIQht ideas endorse their products or services.We would also like to thank the presenter(s) of this course who have provided their speaking services at no charge.

ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs, Introductory level, Professional Area, Professional Area

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