Start Your Own Telepractice, Now!

Course Number

William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider
Course Preview:

Telepractice, providing treatment and services from a distance, represents a rapidly growing opportunity in the field of rehabilitation.  This course will primarily focus on how to start or grow a telepractice.  Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients and expand business will be discussed in detail. The course will demonstrate how to schedule, host, conduct and save notes for a telepractice treatment session.

This course will also discuss administrative concerns such as professional, regulatory, and technological information relative to telepractice. Since these issues are changeable and fluid, resources on how to stay up to date will be provided.  Participants will observe recorded demonstrations of service delivery to actual clients via telepractice. Techniques for creating and utilizing both authentic and made-for-telepractice materials and tools for inclusion of telepractice into a graduate CSD program will be addressed. The varied uses of videoconferencing beyond treatment will be emphasized including: supervision of graduates students and staff;  team meetings; assessments; education; and promotion.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 platforms for the delivery of services by telepractioners. 
  • Identify 5 resources for service provision by telepractice.    
  • Identify 5 issues and resources relative to privacy and confidentiality in telepractice.
  • Identify 3 evidence-based research studies relative to best practices, assessment and efficacy.  
  • Identify 5 issues related state/province  licensure.
About Bill: Bill Connors combines technology and neuroscience with current evidence to advance the treatment and recovery of acquired communication problems with a focus of delivering services at a distance.  He has presented at numerous venues internationally, has provided treatment daily via telepractice for 11 years, and collaborates with SLPs worldwide online.  A clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, he also chaired its Medical Center’s SLP Rehab committee assisting on numerous aphasia-related research studies.  

He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and serves on the telepractice committees of the PA and OH SLP associations.  He is collaborating with Bloomsburg University, PA USA to introduce telepractice into the graduate CSD curriculum.   Bill founded the Telepractice Certification Community and its website,®, in 2015 in order to provide training, information and ongoing professional and peer support for rehab specialists wanting to work with clients via telepractice.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) 

CE Credit:

0.3 CEUs for SLPs, OTs

0.35 CEUs for PTs

Disclosure Statement:  

Financial: William Conners is a speaker for and receives royalties.  He is also owner of and works for aphasiatoolbox® and The Telepractice Certification Community.
Nonfinancial: William Conners is a Board Member for the Brain Recovery Crew Connection and is a member of the National Aphasia Association

Copyright © 2019 Video Continuing Education, LLC All rights reserved.
Learning Management System (LMS) is copyrighted by Copyright © 2017 Vector Solutions
113.19.1338.1: JPR-OH-WEB04