Introduction Jennifer W., CAGS, NCSP, grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and went to graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston. She married and moved to Hawaii with her husband who was in the Navy. Jennifer worked in Hawaii for her internship year as a school
This month we asked Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, clinical director, SLP & O, at PresenceLearning, and Stephanie Taylor, Ed.S, NCSP, clinical director of psychoeducational services at PresenceLearning to reflect on teletherapy in the 2020–2021 school year and to look ahead to the 2021–2022 school year. Read on to hear their experiences with skeptics turned believers,
Kimbra K. attended Cal State Fullerton and worked for Anaheim school districts for several years. She moved to Washington state seeking a different lifestyle with her husband and worked there for about 15 years. While living and working in Washington, she met a woman who specialized in working with students with behavior problems and dogs.
Teletherapy is the delivery of a wide range of therapy services using telecommunications technology to connect clinicians to clients. Typically, teletherapy utilizes webcams, audio headsets, and videoconferencing software to facilitate synchronous interaction between clinicians and clients. Leading professional organizations such as ASHA, AOTA, and the APA recognize teletherapy as an appropriate model for service delivery
Introduction Sarah B., M.S., CCC-SLP, has lived in St. Louis, Missouri her entire life. She attended Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Sarah has one 22-year-old who is now out of the home, and four children still at home, ages 14, 12, and 10-year-old twins. All four attended school last year but this year in the
Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Director, SLP & OT, acknowledges new provider concerns about how to keep students engaged in teletherapy in a new interview on the PresenceLearning blog. What advice would you give to clinicians who are new to teletherapy about student engagement? The fear that the connection between clinician and student will somehow
Introduction Kaitlin H., M.A., CCC-SLP, attended the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree and SUNY Buffalo for her graduate degree. Let’s start with a little background on your education and family I went to the University of New Hampshire for my undergraduate degree. I lived in Boston and the New Hampshire area for
Introduction Occupational therapist Stacey C. is a San Diego native. She’s been a practicing teletherapist since 2012. Stacey is the mother of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, both doing virtual schooling. And she’s an amateur scuba diver—with her husband, she’s done scuba dives all over the world. My husband and I were married
January 30, 2021
Several of the working mothers at PresenceLearning shared their stories about their work experiences during the pandemic, and how they made changes to make extraordinary challenges manageable for them. From them we can all learn how companies can do better to support working mothers through, and back from, this crisis.
Introduction Jessica L., MA, CCC-SLP, grew up in upstate New York. She.attended Elmira College in Ithaca, New York from 2002 to 2006 and received her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jessica started her career as a speech-language pathologist in New York, and