July 2020 Newsletter

The Global Difference™

 

Index

Check Out Our New Vlog!

Therapist/School of the Month

SPEDtalk with Lindsey

Our New Guide on Post-COVID Budgeting

Connect with Us

Events

Happy Summer!

Globally Focused – Our New Vlog!

 

Make sure you check out our new vlog series, Globally Focused, on our new website. Whether you are new to teletherapy or you are just brushing up on some tips, let our remote therapy experts help you feel prepared and confident going forward in your practice. Our first series is 10 Tips for Effective Virtual Assessments. Take a look at some of the wonderful experts we have at Global Teletherapy!

Welcome!

Here are the latest schools that have come on with Global Teletherapy. Let’s give them all a big welcome to the GT family!

Mountain Heights Academy

Arizona Distance Learning

Primavera Online

Nevada Virtual Academy

Heartwood Charter School

Global Teletherapy’s Blog

Mitigating Learning Loss While Keeping Kids Happy this Summer

When it comes to the yearly challenge of mitigating learning loss for students, education leaders are very concerned as they brace for an even worse “summer slide” this year, due to COVID-19. Research suggests that the “COVID slide” is expected to be far worse than in previous years.

In recent research, the Northwest Evaluation Association (a research-based not-for-profit organization that creates academic assessments for students pre-K-12) found that, on average, students lose anywhere between two weeks to two months of academic growth over the summer. But those NWEA projections wouldn’t necessarily apply this year. Read more here.

Visit our blog for the latest in our COVID-19 Response.

Therapist of the Month

Jessica Gorman

Jessica is our Lead OT Assessor for Inspire. She has stepped up to help out in training new OT assessors, as well as assist in creating an assessment training guide on top of her own responsibilities. Thanks for all you do, Jessica!

Here’s a little more about Jessica:

She has been working for Global Teletherapy for almost four years as an Occupational Therapist. She is also a Freelance Medical Editor for Crimson Interactive and American Journal Experts. Where she provides thorough copy editing services of research manuscripts prior to submission to peer-reviewed journals. She specializes in language edits for non-native English speakers. Her background in neuroscience research and as a healthcare provider has given her the passion and expertise to help polish each manuscript to near perfection prior to submission.

School of the Month

Columbus is a pleasure to work with. The therapists work hand in hand with the school and feel like a part of the student’s educational team. They are easy to work with because they are responsive and they are enjoyable to work with because they are friendly.

Here’s a little bit about Columbus Virtual Academy:

Columbus Virtual Academy is a free virtual school offering anywhere, anytime personalized learning to students in grades K-12. CVA links teachers, hundreds of engaging, multi-media courses, and classmates using a powerful, online education platform. Using the latest technology and a proven approach to education, CVA has enhanced the homeschool experience and aims to improve learning outcomes for the homeschool child.

SPEDtalk with Lindsey

Have you seen SPEDtalk? We go live on Tuesday’s on our Facebook page! Recently, we had Dr. Tiffany Darby on for a very important episode on racism and social conflict. This has been one of our best episodes we have done yet! We reached 4.2K people with this important subject. But don’t worry, if you missed it you can always watch it on our YouTube channel.

Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss any future episodes with Lindsey!

Confronting Post COVID-19 School Budgeting Challenges

Have you seen our Confronting Post COVID-19 School Budgeting Challenges guide? In this, you’ll discover:

  • The impact that remote education is having on students’ school year gains
  • How to deal with the budgeting concerns for the upcoming school year
  • COVID-19 psychological needs of families and students

 If you have questions about your budget and the struggles that will come along with it this year, take a look at this guide.

Upcoming Events

National Charter Schools Conference

July 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Train Your Therapists

At Global Teletherapy, we believe the best way we can support school-based clinical teams during these unprecedented times is to provide them with the resources they need to move their services online – quickly, efficiently and professionally. Using our tried-and-true online platform specially designed for students K-12, therapists can continue to deliver speech and occupational therapy, counseling, social skills and psychological services to students in their homes during these mandated closings. Contact us for more information here.

Follow our NEW Instagram account!

Global Teletherapy is new to Instagram! Follow us @globalteletherapy!