Pilot Program Helps Rural Schools Deliver Speech-Language Therapy

The University of North Carolina Greensboro have been running a federally funded TeleSpeech Therapy pilot program for the past two years. Due to the extreme shortage of speech-language pathologists especially in the state’s rural areas, videoconferencing over the internet allows school districts with limited personnel to access trained SLPs to treat their students.

The therapy delivered through the TeleSpeech program has varied very little from traditional face-to-face therapy. With the help of a paraprofessional on-hand to manage student behavior, equipment and on-site materials, the speech pathologist is able to effectively provide therapy for the student in need. For more on UNCG‘s TeleSpeech pilot program click here.

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