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 consistency in 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 staff schools with top-quality therapists who will deliver exceptional value through 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 staffing company that can place top-quality therapists and will work tirelessly to your satisfaction, sees your success as their success, and is probably less expensive than other staffing companies, contact us today to get started: 888-511-9395.