Top 8 Reasons All Healthcare Clinics Need Teletherapy

Clinics of all types have had to make significant adjustments to therapy since the onset of COVID, forcing many to abruptly transition to teletherapy only models for at least the short term.

It now seems that the new normal is to never know when the next time we might have a stay at home order forcing therapists to yet again do extensive teletherapy, regardless of whether it is their preference or not. It also applies across professions- whether your clinic has occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists or even physical therapists. Continue Reading →

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How Telehealth Will Save Rural Health Clinics and Rural Hospitals Money

Rural health clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) can save significant amounts of money and staff time by properly utilizing telehealth services, among other benefits. Many people were forced into using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as 27 percent of people used telehealth for the first time when surveyed at the end of May, including numerous seniors. Many of these people would not have tried telehealth before, but of those that have 79 percent said they would continue to use it after the pandemic. Continue Reading →

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Teletherapy and Materials for Speech-Language-Pathologists

Using proper materials in teletherapy (or telepractice) can make a significant difference in the gains made by patients of a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) plays a significant role in the lives of children who need help with language and communication. Whether working in schools or in a private practice, SLPs have the opportunity to take their services online with a teletherapy practice. Continue Reading →

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How Teletherapy Can Help Patient & Stakeholder Engagement

Many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have had to adjust their practices significantly during the times of COVID-19 due to stay at home orders or other interruptions.

This has forced a number of SLPs to start doing telepractice, with some planning on incorporating it moving forward and others planning on going back to ‘normal’ and only doing in-person services. Some practices closed during stay at home orders and didn’t offer teletherapy or telepractice at all.

These SLPs are missing out on a number of benefits for both the SLP and their clients, which as time goes on will leave them at a distinct disadvantage relative to the other SLPs who have embraced the advantages of the medium. Continue Reading →

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Why a Great Facilitator is Crucial to Teletherapy (Telepractice)

As teletherapy becomes more prominent across different settings, the therapist-facilitator relationship is more important and varied than ever.

Facilitators are incredibly important when it comes to the success of the client and they play a vital role in teletherapy. The facilitator can be anyone from the client’s parent, caregiver, teacher aid, student support specialist and so on. Continue Reading →

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Why Is Teletherapy Training Essential for Speech Therapists? (SLPs)

Telepractice or teletherapy has burst into prominence due to many therapists being forced to work remotely due to concerns of COVID-19, and many therapists are realizing the benefits both for their patients and for themselves as a therapist. Even many therapists that were not considering incorporating telepractice before are now being forced to integrate it in order to effectively serve their current clients and attract new ones. Continue Reading →

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16 Reasons Teletherapy Benefits a Speech-Language Pathologist

Now that many speech-language pathologist clients have been forced to transition to teletherapy (or telepractice) many clients are finding they want to keep doing teletherapy in tandem with in-person services due to how it makes their lives so much easier. There are a lot of benefits for speech-language pathologists as well.

Many people who need a wide variety of medical and therapeutic services and have been restricted by stay at home orders or other restrictions to protect their own health or that of others. While teletherapy is not going to be the best choice for every client, moving forward it is important for speech-language pathologists to consider how telepractice fits into their plan for the future. Many clients will want a combination of in-person services and teletherapy or might at times have teletherapy be their only option. Continue Reading →

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