telepractice

Clinician Spotlight: Jason M.

Jason M., M.A., CCC-SLP, has been a speech pathologist for 15 years. He attended Appalachian State University as an undergraduate and completed his Masters degree at South Carolina State University. Jason is currently working on his Doctorate in Education. Jason has been an SLP in the PL Care Network since 2016. How has the PL

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

Caseload Management Via Telepractice

We’ve had a lot of questions come in recently asking about how caseload management works in teletherapy. Specifically, we’ve had therapists ask how providers in the PL Care Network get their first assignment and complete all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting started with a new caseload. This is the first in a four-part

Provider Spotlight: Lindsey Terry

Lindsey Terry, M.A, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist, teletherapist, and parent of four children. She is also a Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor and teaches about three classes a week and is leading her very first yoga retreat in March of 2019. Attracted by the flexibility that teletherapy offered her as a working parent and SLP,

The Flight Plan to Becoming an Independent Telepractitioner

Taking flight as an independent telepractitioner is easier than you might think. SLPs, OTs, and behavioral and mental health professionals are rising above traditional career constraints with telepractice, and PresenceLearning provides support every step of the way. Find out how you can get started in this infographic. Download a Copy

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

Choices for Telepractitioners

There are a number of ways speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals, and other allied health professionals can work online as telepractitioners. These include having your own small or private practice, working through a traditional staffing agency, being employed by a hospital or clinic, or working with a dedicated telehealth provider. There are pros and cons associated