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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Teletherapy 101: What SLPs Need to Know About Licensing

by Bonnie Steiner on November 2, 2018

slp telepractice licensingMost therapy and education professionals have a plethora of questions before jumping into telepractice – we don’t blame you! The information is out there, but it can be time-consuming to uncover it all at once. We’re dedicated to making that part easier for you. We’re starting off by discussing an essential subject that is required for any clinician before they start – obtaining the required licenses and credentials to work as a teletherapist. We’re answering some of the common questions about licensing right here. [continue reading…]

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voice therapy transgender studentsThe transgender community lives with more stigma, harassment, and discrimination than the general population, regardless of what stage of transition they’re in. Despite the hurdles that men and women endure during the transition period, there has been a significant increase in the number of people transitioning. In 2016 it was estimated that nearly 1.4 billion people identified as transgender.

Besides the physical changes a person’s body must go through to complete the transitioning process, so must the voice. Voice Modification Therapy (VMT) has become more accepted over the last decade and has created a need for more specialized speech-language therapy. [continue reading…]

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