Top Traits it Takes to Be a Teletherapist

by Tera Tuten on May 29, 2019

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! [continue reading…]

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Why Millennials Love Teletherapy

by Tera Tuten on May 13, 2019

Teletherapy is changing the way that many speech and language professionals are able to work. Searching for jobs is no longer the same when you are able to consider teletherapy as an option. While many are expanding their job searches to include teletherapy, millenials are the most excited to enter into the potential opportunities. [continue reading…]

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There’s no shame in being a traditional SLP, working in a school or outpatient setting. SLPs are by trade “helpers” so helping people comes naturally. For the most part, many SLPs are happy in a traditional speech therapy setting and the income they’re making. Yet, other SLPs may desire or need a supplemental income. If you’re one of the thousands of SLPs who would like the opportunity to earn an extra income, teletherapy may be exactly what you’re looking for. [continue reading…]

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Top 5 Reasons to be a Teletherapist

by Tera Tuten on February 25, 2019

Through the convenience of the internet, our lives have been forever changed. There isn’t much we can’t do in front of a computer or smart phone screen. Need groceries? Place an order and have them delivered to your door. Looking to buy a car? Shop thousands of cars from your couch and save time so you can test drive your favorites.

It’s with that same level of ease that teletherapy is changing how speech therapists see patients. Teletherapy has the unique ability to blend the benefits of living in a connected digital age with traditional counseling and therapy. Becoming a teletherapist is often more practical and just as effective as traditional speech therapy. [continue reading…]

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speech-telepractice-telespeechAs 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?” [continue reading…]

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speech therapy problems shortageIn June 2007, the state of Indiana passed legislation to allow communication disorders emergency permits. This law allowed schools to hire graduates of four-year speech-language pathology programs who have been accepted to master’s programs. Master’s programs are typically required to obtain a full license to practice as SLPs. The law expired in June this year, leaving the state with a shortage of therapists once again. Many in charge of hiring SLPs for their districts didn’t find out the permits expired until the spring after the legislative session had ended. [continue reading…]

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Teletherapy 101: Materials & Equipment for SLPs

by Bonnie Steiner on November 9, 2018

telepractice materials equipmentWe’re excited to continue our series of Q&As on telepractice for speech-language pathologists! It’s important for clinicians to understand how they can transition their traditional speech therapy session plans into telespeech sessions, along with obtaining the right materials, technology, and equipment. Let’s start off with some of the common questions and answers. [continue reading…]

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