online therapy

Provider Spotlight: Robyn Raye

Robyn Raye, M.A., CCC-SLP, grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey. After graduating with a degree in liberal arts, she pursued a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and worked in private practice for several years. In 2009, she moved to Florida, where she has since worked for the public school system. In

Provider Spotlight: Kristina Belkevicius

Kristina Bielkevicius always knew she wanted to work in psychology. After studying psychology as an undergrad, she started working with the adult population with people with Alzheimer’s disease in a clinical setting. Realizing she really loved children, she began exploring how she could work in an educational setting and entered grad school to become a

An Inside Look At How Teletherapy Works With PL

This month we spoke with Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, Head of Clinical Standards and Outreach with PresenceLearning, to discuss how therapy happens online within the PresenceLearning platform. She focuses on the key features available for providers in the PL Care Network. Can you tell us how providers utilize online therapy materials and share ideas among

English Language Learner Issues Part 1: How to Determine When Your Student Needs a Bilingual Evaluation

By Karin H. Koukeyan “Lorena” is a fourth grader who is struggling in Reading Comprehension and Language Arts. She was born in the US and has been in the US school system since Kindergarten, but her teacher notes that she has difficulty finding words when answering questions in class. Lorena uses very simple sentence structures in her writing and

Determining Who’s Appropriate for Telepractice: Working with Kids with Cognitive Impairments

By Karin H. Koukeyan “Joey” is a five-year old student with Down syndrome, who is nonverbal and primarily uses signing with some vocalizations to communicate. You are the teletherapist assigned to his school site and on the first day of therapy, the school staff voices major concerns about Joey participating in speech and language services

Top 5 Tips for Leading an IEP Meeting Remotely

By Karin H. Koukeyan The Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is an essential part of the special education experience for school professionals. It allows members of the entire team to come together and develop a plan that focuses on the individual student’s needs. But wait a minute, you say. I’m not an in-person service provider. I’m

How Do You Get Started with Telepractice? An Expert Tells All.

It’s no secret that teletherapy helps provide school districts, healthcare organizations, and patients across the U.S. access highly-qualified professionals who would otherwise be outside of their geographic reach. However, clinicians who have gotten into telepractice on their own have found that, although technology allows them to easily connect with their clients and patients across state

Telepractice Triumphs in North Dakota

After receiving dire requests for health care services from rural communities, the St. Alexius Medical Center of Bismarck, North Dakota started a pilot program in 2003 that brought online speech therapy to rural denizens of the state. An article in The ASHA Leader described the success of the pilot program. Two program participants lived in