What is telepractice speech therapy? Telepractice or telehealth speech therapy is a HIPAA compliant way to deliver speech therapy services using a two-way, secure video conferencing platform. You are able to share documents, interactive games, books, and more while remaining safely at home.
Tandem Speech Therapy is excited to now be offering speech therapy services using a secure, HIPAA compliant telepractice platform. Our mission in offering speech therapy through video conferencing for families in Austin and throughout the great state of Texas is to make services accessible, affordable and convenient.
For children ages 0-3, we offer speech therapy using a consultation model. As a parent, you’ll work directly with the speech therapist to learn cues and at-home strategies to improve your child’s communication. For children ages 3-6, parents often attend the speech therapy sessions sitting side-by-side with your child. Both you and your child will learn from the speech therapist, together. And most children of elementary school age attend video sessions independently while parents are kept in the loop with updates and tips during each session.
Is teletherapy effective?
Yes! Admittedly, we have been pleasantly surprised at how effective transitioning to telepractice speech therapy has been for the current and new clients of Tandem Speech Therapy. Many children have “graduated” from speech therapy or demonstrated significant gains in their skills since making the transition in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teletherapy is also supported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which licenses SLPs in the United States.
Is teletherapy right for me or my child?
To determine if teletherapy is right for you, it is best to contact us to discuss your child’s specific needs. All children respond to speech therapy differently, and teletherapy is no different. We are more than happy to set up a FREE, online consultation so you can test out the platform while speaking to a speech therapist about your child.
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