Teletherapy: It’s Not About the Computer – Effective and Rewarding Telepractice Strategies for School-Based SLPs
Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CST
MSHA Members: $0
Online Registration (with credit card payment)
Presented by Joseph Comeau, MSEd, CCC-SLP
Joe is the National Director of Telepractice at EBS Healthcare. He has been fully immersed in teletherapy for school caseloads since 2015 and has enjoyed presenting to colleagues as an ASHA-approved Continuing Education Provider since 2008. He currently manages, trains, supports and motivates other tech-savvy clinicians working with the EBS Telepractice team. Joe is a master teacher and trainer who lives for the thrill of seeing the “wow” moment when his students see the light.
Not long ago, teletherapy was still an option that many clinicians approached with reluctance and skepticism. Events that affected how the world works in 2020 brought with them a reliance on tele-communication that we all felt compelled to adapt to. Let’s start with the basics, but quickly get to the substance and day-to-day proficiencies that will help build your confidence, resourcefulness and comfort level with teletherapy options.
This course provides learners with an introduction and description of procedures relevant to the delivery of effective and evidence-based intervention services for speech-language pathologists using a telepractice model with school-based caseloads. An emphasis on student engagement and clinical decision making will be used to support the instructional techniques presented in this course.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to create an optimal workspace by implementing specific productivity tools and strategies.
- Identify at least three strategies for integrating into a special education program or team in a school setting.
- Explain how to rely on clinical skills for telepractice rather than relying exclusively on apps and websites..
5 Minutes – Introduction
15 Minutes – Optimizing your clinical workspace
20 Minutes – Establishing key connections
20 Minutes – Organizing your clinical tool set
15 Minutes – Motivating and engaging students
10 Minutes – Conducting assessments online
5 Minutes – Summary
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (introductory level, professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Joseph Comeau is a paid employee of EBS Healthcare.
Non-financial Disclosure: Joseph Comeau does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.