10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Telehealth Speech Therapy

1/17/20244 min read

Telehealth speech therapy, also known as telepractice or teletherapy, is a rapidly growing field that allows individuals to receive speech therapy services remotely, using video conferencing technology. With the advancements in technology and the increasing demand for convenient healthcare options, telehealth speech therapy has emerged as a viable and effective alternative to traditional in-person therapy sessions.

Do you have communication goals for yourself or your loved one this year?

At Speech and Movement, we offer speech therapy and communication coaching for toddlers, children, teens, and adults! We treat a wide range of communication challenges including (but not limited to):

  • Articulation of specific speech sounds

  • Bilingual language development

  • Early language development

  • Executive dysfunction

  • Language delay or disorder

  • Stuttering/cluttering/fluency

  • Social skills

  • Unclear speech

  • Vocal fatigue

  • Voice quality and loudness

  • Voice & resonance disorders

Licensed in: AZ, CA, CO, KY, MI, MO, NJ, TX (necessary for clinical cases only)

We also provide coaching for various communication and language goals!

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation

  • Confident communication for meetings/presentations/interviews

  • Public speaking lessons

  • Spanish I & Spanish II support

  • Spanish conversation

  • Spanish pronunciation

Why choose telepractice for your communication goals?

1. Accessibility

One of the biggest advantages of telehealth speech therapy and communication coaching is its accessibility. It eliminates the need for travel and allows individuals to receive therapy/coaching from the comfort of their own homes. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with busy schedules, mobility issues or those who live in remote areas with limited access to speech therapy services.

2. Convenience

Telehealth speech therapy offers unparalleled convenience. It eliminates the need to schedule and commute to in-person therapy sessions, saving both time and effort. With teletherapy, you can easily fit therapy sessions into your busy schedule without disrupting your daily routine.

3. Cost-effective

Telehealth speech therapy can be a cost-effective option compared to traditional in-person therapy. It eliminates the costs associated with travel, such as transportation expenses and parking fees. Additionally, teletherapy allows for shorter, more focused sessions, reducing the overall cost of therapy.

4. Increased Engagement

Contrary to popular belief, telehealth speech therapy can actually increase engagement and participation. Many individuals find it less intimidating to communicate through a screen, leading to increased comfort and willingness to actively participate in therapy exercises. For kids (or adults!), there are a variety of fun and engaging computer games and software we can engage with together while developing new skills.

5. Individualized Approach

Telehealth speech therapy allows for a highly individualized approach to therapy. Therapists can tailor sessions to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual, providing personalized care and attention. Each session will have a specific, targeted focus, and you'll receive an individualized home program to practice your skills between sessions.

6. Continuity of Care

Telehealth speech therapy ensures continuity of care, especially for individuals who may need to relocate or travel frequently. With teletherapy, you can continue your therapy sessions without interruption, regardless of your location. In the world of rampant viruses, teletherapy reduces your risk of exposure and cancellations due to minor illnesses.

7. Parent Involvement

Telehealth speech therapy encourages greater parent involvement in the therapy process. Parents can actively participate in sessions, observe their child's progress, and learn techniques to support their child's speech development at home. For toddlers just starting to learn language, an evidence-based parent coaching model is often used to maximize outcomes and teach you AND your child. For parents who live in another home, travel, or work outside the home, we can have multiple participants log in to the session at the same time, regardless of location.

8. Enhanced Privacy

Telehealth speech therapy offers enhanced privacy compared to traditional in-person therapy. Sessions can be conducted in the privacy of your own home, eliminating the need to share waiting rooms or therapy spaces with others. We use HIPAA compliant Zoom rooms as well as secure Electronic Medical Records platform to help you schedule, communicate with your therapist, and create a seamless, paperless billing process.

9. Research Supporting Telehealth

Research has shown that telehealth speech therapy can be equally as effective as in-person therapy. Numerous studies have demonstrated positive outcomes in areas such as language development, articulation, and overall communication skills.

10. Flexibility

Telehealth speech therapy provides flexibility in terms of scheduling and availability. It allows for therapy sessions outside of traditional office hours, making it easier for working professionals, students, and busy individuals to access therapy services. At Speech and Movement, we offer sessions before/after work, over lunch breaks, and even weekends!

Overall, telehealth speech therapy offers numerous benefits and is supported by research as an effective alternative to traditional in-person therapy. Whether it's for convenience, cost-effectiveness, or increased engagement, teletherapy can be a valuable option for individuals seeking speech therapy services.

Still have questions or want to know more about speech therapy or communication coaching? Send us a message!

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