Telepractice certification that meets requirements for federal funding such as Title I, Title II, IDEA and CARES stimulus funding, and allows your team to provide continuation of services.

The online delivery of services to individuals and students with special needs has become a necessity for all therapists and service providers. Schools and districts are still required to provide for students with special needs under federal regulatory requirements, whether students are able to attend school in person or not. To ensure telepractice is easy to implement, meets requirements, and is administered professionally and effectively, standardized learning for practitioners is a must.

IBCCES offers several certification programs that give telepractitioners the tools they need to be highly successful when delivering virtual services. Communicating online has its own rules and protocols and requires therapists, special educators and facilitators to learn new skill sets to be successful when delivering services online.

Key benefits to our training and certification are that it is based on industry best practices and is platform agnostic, meaning you can use the skills and techniques across multiple teletherapy or conferencing platforms.

Additional Benefits of Certification

  • Developed by an expert team of therapists and telepractice
    industry leaders

  • Build therapist and service provider confidence in performing virtual services

  • Provide parents and students more confidence in received teletherapy

Certification Competencies

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Board Certified Telepractice Specialist (8 CEU)

Introduction to Telepractice

  • History of teletherapy
  • Benefits and usage of teletherapy
  • Research and support

Environment

  • Home office setup
  • Walking the patient through appropriate setup
  • Privacy considerations
  • Productivity

Technology

  • Platform options (proprietary vs. public)
  • Internet speed
  • Headsets and webcams
  • Other gadgets (document scanners, etc.)

Licensing and Compliance

  • Licensing laws, school-specific laws and insurance regulations
  • ASHA, AOTA, Mental Health stance and adhering to state policies

Facilitation

  • Facilitator requirements
  • Setting up for facilitator success
  • Communicating expectations
  • Active vs. passive
  • Facilitator troubleshooting

Scheduling

  • Online scheduling tools
  • Grouping considerations
  • Scheduling examples
  • Problem-solving scheduling barriers

Materials

  • Digital resources
  • Digital vs. manipulative
  • Using manipulatives
  • Platforms conducive to material sharing (integrated, screen sharing)

Assessment

  • Assessments available via teletherapy and considerations for assessment
  • Ethical considerations
  • How to administer
  • Writing evaluations
  • Facilitator involvement
  • Assessment resources specific to teletherapy

Special Education

  • This module will speak to school-specific teletherapy implementation
  • Considerations when communicating with parents
  •  Learning new software
  • Serving as a part of a multidisciplinary special education team

Introducing This Model and Overcoming Obstacles

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Stakeholder buy-In: Our value proposition
  • Working with difficult populations
Telepractice Facilitator Certificate (5 CEU)

Introduction to Telepractice

  • History of teletherapy
  • Benefits and usage of teletherapy
  • Research and support

Facilitation

  • Facilitator requirements
  • Setting up for facilitator success
  • Communicating expectations
  • Active vs. passive
  • Facilitator troubleshooting

Technology

  • Platform options (proprietary vs. public)
  • Internet speed
  • Headsets and webcams
  • Other gadgets (document scanners, etc.)

Scheduling

  • Online scheduling tools
  • Grouping considerations
  • Scheduling examples
  • Problem-solving scheduling barriers

 Maximizing Materials

  • Digital resources
  • Digital vs manipulative
  • Facilitating manipulatives

Facilitating Assessment

  • Making the therapist part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Facilitating IEP/ISFP and evaluation meetings
  • Obtaining signatures

Special Education

  • Learning a new software
  • Being a part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Joining an IEP/ISFP virtually

Certification Benefits

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Meet Demand For Remote Services


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Maintain Learning Outcomes and Student Progress


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Access Funding and Meet Federal Requirements


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Ensure Compliance With IDEA, Section 504 and ADA Requirements


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Ease Transition to New Technology 


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Scheduling Flexibility & Efficiency


Certification Requirements

The Board Certified Telepractice Specialist™ and Telepractice Facilitator Certificate™ are for professionals who are responsible for providing services or support to individuals with special needs or cognitive disorders as a part of their scope of work. Both of these programs focus on the latest research and best practices in the field of telepractice and online delivery of therapeutic services.

BCTP badgeRequirements:

  • Has successfully completed formal training from an accredited college or university to deliver therapy or educational services to individuals with special needs
  • 8 topical CEU Hours (included in program)
  • Registration fee : $295
  • Renewal fee (every 2 years): $149 + 8 topical CEU (included if needed)

TFC badgeRequirements:

  • Currently working in the field or with individuals with special needs
  • 5 topical CEU Hours (included in program)
  • Registration fee : $199
  • Renewal fee (every 2 years): $99 + 5 topical CEU (included if needed)

Who Should Get Certified?

Board Certified Telepractice Specialist™  (BCTS) 

Mastery level certification program for therapists and providers who deliver services to individuals with special needs. A BCTS has demonstrated that they are uniquely qualified, prepared, and confident in their ability to provide a comprehensive range of services.

Common roles for BCTS include:·

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Early Intervention Specialists
  • Behavior Therapists

Telepractice Facilitator Certificate™ (TFC)

Certificate level program for facilitators, educators, para-professionals, parents or others who may be assisting the therapist in the delivery of services online.  A TFC is exposed to best practices and expectations for their role in an online setting.

Common roles for TFC include:·

  • Facilitators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Childcare Teachers/Supervisors/Asst.
    Directors
  • Autism organization volunteers
  • Parents

MEET OUR BOARD

Joseph Cheung MD

Joseph Cheung, MD

Sleep Neurologist, Mayo Clinic

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Mae Barker, PhD, BCBA-D

Clinical Director – Card (Former), Practitioner, Professor

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Dr. Kerry Magro, Ph.D

Award-Winning Disability Advocate, Best-Selling Author

Anne Holmes

Anne Holmes, CCC, BCBA

Board Of Directors Autism Society, VP Of The Division Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Martha Aki

ECI Program Director, Katy Independent School District

Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore, EdD

Autism Advocate & Expert, Professor, Author, Speaker

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Pamela Rollins, EdD, SLP

Associate Professor

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Eric Rossen, Ph.D., NCSP

Director Of Professional Development & Standards For NASP

Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson, Ph.D., LLC

Special Education Program Coordinator At University Of Georgia

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Lee Weinstein, D.M.D., F.A.S.D.C.

President At Core Smiles Consulting; Former Special Needs Focused Pediatric Dentist