A speech impediment can erode a child’s self-confidence. Kids know when they talk differently than other children. When a child is young, a stutter or a lisp may be adorable, but as the child matures it is no longer cute and will probably undermine a child’s confidence and social development.
What’s more, speech difficulties often impact a kid’s success in school as well. When a child senses that the teacher struggles to understand him/her, it discourages that child from sharing ideas, make requests, and participate in class. This frustration, in turn, deters students from engaging in activities necessary for normal development.
Why would a child need Online Speech Therapy?
Many administrators and Special Education Directors in rural areas have difficulty finding enough Speech Therapists (SLPs) for children who are in need of services. Others, while able to find SLPs, cannot find those of quality or the specialization the student needs.
Moreover, often, even when one finds a quality therapist, it is often difficult to hold onto that therapist throughout the school year, which hampers the student’s progress. Frustrated schools seek out traditional Speech Therapy Staffing Agencies to find therapists to fill the void. However, top-quality therapists have the luxury of serving students in their proximity, leaving therapists of lesser quality to travel longer distances to meet with students on site. What’s more, even when these lesser-quality therapists are found, they often command a premium price to compensate their increased transportation expenses.
The distinct advantage of Online Speech Therapy is that now any school can find excellent therapists at competitive rates while ensuring consistency with their students by eliminating traditional barriers to distance, mobility, and time.
How does Online Speech Therapy
Compare to On-Site Therapy
How does Online Speech Therapy Compare to On-Site Therapy?
There is a myth that Online Speech Therapy is somehow inferior when compared to face to face speech therapy. However, there is no evidence in the research to support this. In fact, there is little difference between Online Speech Therapy and therapy conducted on-site. In Online Speech Therapy, the therapist works face-to-face in real time, using established, evidence-based therapeutic practices, live via the internet.
Over the past twenty years, numerous studies have shown, and major organizations including the-the Mayo Clinic, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) independently have corroborated, that Online Speech Therapy is on par with on-site treatment.
Studies aside, just ask the clients- the kids. Having experienced the wonders of digital technology from a tender age, they love the online video interactions. Online Speech Therapy offers an ever-expanding array of games and exercises that seamlessly can be woven into the therapy and tweaked to meet the particular needs of any child.
The Benefits of Online Speech Therapy
Benefits of Online Speech Therapy for the Schools- The ABC’s and more!
Administrators want to equip their students to succeed, yet a persistent workforce shortage often means compromising on quality. Online Speech Therapy provides a research-based solution to the chronic SLP shortage without relying on limited SLP Staffing options.
Availability Districts no longer need to depend on therapy agencies, worry about interruptions in therapy when SLPs are absent, are on vacation, or move away, or pay their transportation expenses. Instead, they can enjoy “Anytime, Anywhere Access” to licensed, credentialed SLPs.
Budget Online Speech Therapy maximizes the therapist’s time by eliminating traveling which translates into significant savings for the school. What's more, there are fewer expenditures related to recruitment, screening, contracting, training, and the managing of SLPs.
Convenience Online Speech Therapy redefines flexibility and convenience while improving staff efficiency. While traditional face to face therapists may lock the school into a rigid schedule, the online delivery model allows for therapy when it is convenient for the student, even outside of school hours.
Excellence Administrators can access a large pool of high-quality therapists, available for whatever they need. Online Speech Therapy allows for matching students with therapists based upon their specialty, promoting more targeted, effective treatment and enhanced outcomes.
Benefits of Online Speech Therapy for the Parents
What do the parents of children who need speech therapy do when it is it is impossible to fit those weekly sessions into their busy schedule? Until now, there were no easy answers. However, with the advent of Online Speech Therapy, they can bring a trained, certified clinician to their child via online speech therapy.
What’s more, Online Speech Therapy ensures consistencyin their child’s treatment when SLPs are sick, on vacation, or move away. Moreover, for some children, Online Speech Therapy may make a much more significant difference as some students find working online less intimidating than onsite face-to-face sessions.
Benefits of Online Speech Therapy for the Clinicians
Online Speech Therapy gives clinicians the flexibility to work from home and grow their career at the same time. They can manage their caseload and workload more efficiently as they say, “goodbye to burnout and hello to results.” Therapists spend more time working with kids, less time in the car, in meetings, or doing paperwork.
Why choose Global Teletherapy?
Global Teletherapy’s mission is to provide our clients exceptional value with excellent, flexible, and affordable Online Speech Therapy.We maintain full compliance with federal mandates including IDEA, which means reduced liability for potentially painful punitive legal or financial consequences.
Global Teletherapy uses ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists with a minimum of two years professional experience, who have also received professional training in teletherapy techniques. We provide a high-resolution, crystal-clear image, and follow best practices according to the general industry standards.
So if you are interested in a company that will provide the same quality therapy as those that are larger or more established, will work tirelessly to your satisfaction, sees your success as their success, and is probably less expensive, contact us today to get started: 888-511-9395.