Educators are notoriously cautious about adopting new methods and technology, and web-delivery of services is no exception. There have been hot debates and burning questions about the effectiveness and benefits of online speech therapy for years — even with substantial research and theory to validate that it works. But now we have real answers based on a lot of data, case studies, and feedback from special education professionals, parents, and students who decided to give online therapy a try. And you can tap into their expertise right now with these videos, podcasts and an executive summary that provides real-word answers to real-word problems.
Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, is vice president of SLP services at PresenceLearning and past president of the California Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Debra Giacolone is director of exceptional student education for the District School Board of DeSoto County, Florida. She has over 10 years experience as a school administrator and educator.
Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is associate dean, Graduate School of Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was formerly president of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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