How to Foster Parent Engagement in Telepractice

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Leanne Sherred, M.S., CCC-SLP, Marisha Mets, M.S., CCC-SLP
In this podcourse, Leanne shares strategies to help speech-language pathologists increase parent involvement in their child’s teletherapy sessions. Leanne identifies potential hurdles and shares strategies for success to help SLPs successfully engage parents in the teletherapy process.

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three strategies to engage parents in their child’s teletherapy sessions.
  2. Identify three materials to enhance student engagement in teletherapy.
About Leanne: Leanne calls Austin, Texas home but studied Speech and Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and earned her Master's in Speech-language pathology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While her interest in speech prior to college was piqued by accents and dialects as it pertained to acting and performance, once she began studying in the field, her eyes were opened to the huge range of topics that an SLP can cover. She has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics, schools, early intervention, and home health. As many SLPs do, she found working with students, patients, and clients to be her favorite part, but dreaded the paperwork headache of insurance submissions and SO many denials. Her heart broke for families that were denied coverage, especially when out-of-pocket speech rates meant that the family would then potentially forgo the services all together. So with the combined brain power of her husband, Nick - who has experience in the healthcare tech industry - and two other teammates, the vision for Expressable was created. A telepractice company, Expressable envisions a modern and affordable way for anyone who needs speech therapy to access it - with all the superb convenience of therapy at home and without breaking the bank.

About Marisha: Marisha earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a school-based SLP and shares therapy ideas and resources on her blog (SLP Now). Marisha also developed a membership for SLPs that includes digital tools and resources to streamline evidence-based therapy.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Introduction

5-30 minutes: Tips to Engage Parents

30-40 minutes: Strategies for Success

40-50 minutes: Favorite Tools for Engagement

50-60 minutes: Q&A


Financial: Marisha Mets is a presenter for and Founder of SLP Now  
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. 

Financial: Leanne Sherred is a presenter for
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. 

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