Parents and patients do the best they can to balance the ups and downs of a busy schedule. Between practices, school, activities, and doctor appointments, life gets busy! As technology advances, we are becoming more specialized in the delivery options for speech therapy services.  The American Speech and Hearing Association, (ASHA) defines telepractice, also known as teletherapy, as “the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of…services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.” Telepractice is a fun, interactive, and convenient way to engage in speech therapy services from your computer.  Therapists understand that finding transportation one or more times a week to a session can be a challenge.  Telepractice allows the patient and the therapist to engage through the computer from anywhere internet is accessible. Telepractice is also a great option for patients who struggle to transition from place to place. It is also beneficial for patients that have sensory disorders and social anxiety. Telepractice is quickly becoming widespread in our field and can be a wonderful option for many patients!

References:

“Telepractice: Overview.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | ASHA,

www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589934956§ion=Overview.