Teletherapy and Early Intervention… You Can Do It Too!

Course Number
1578
Price
24.99
Overview

This course is FREE for ALL members of SpeechTherapyPD.com, unlimited memberships start at $89/year: Become a Member

Presenters: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Jennifer Ruckner, MS, CCC-SLP
In this episode Michelle is joined by the dynamic co-director Jennifer Ruckner, MS CCC-SLP, of Tots to Teens Therapy Services, of Northern Virginia.  Jennifer, a seasoned Early Interventionist who is also a Community Ambassador for Feeding Matters, a non-profit, parent founded organization, actually specializes in Telepractice for the Early Intervention and School Age pediatric population.  Yes, you read that correctly, we can do telepractice in the world of EI! Join Michelle in this episode as a whole new world of EI ST is illuminated by the lovely Jennifer!
Objective

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe prerequisites to setting up telepractice.
  2. Identify and explain 3 benefits/pros of utilizing telepractice in Early Intervention or with School Aged Pediatric populations.  
  3. Identify and describe 3 potential cons of utilizing telepractice in Early Intervention or with School Aged Pediatric populations.
About Jennifer: Jennifer Ruckner, MS, CCC-SLP received her Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.  She has been a speech-language pathologist since 1990 working in a variety of settings to include Early Intervention, school districts and private practice.  Jennifer piloted a preschool expressive language program for Stafford County Schools.  Jennifer specializes in Social/Pragmatic Language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive Language Disorder, Feeding Disorders, and is Beckman Oral Motor Certified.  She provides services through Telepractice and in home. In 2008, she and partner Patti Minicucci created Tots To Teens Therapy Services to provide speech and language resources in an interdisciplinary approach to the families of Northern Virginia. Jennifer is a Community Ambassador for Feeding Matters, a non-profit, parent founded organization.

About Michelle:
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

Additional Information


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


Course Timeline:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Define and discuss telepractice and prerequisites to setting it up in a practice.

20-30: Discuss pros/positives of utilizing telepractice in Early Intervention or with the School Aged Pediatric populations.

30-45: Discuss potential cons of utilizing telepractice in Early Intervention or with School Aged Pediatric populations.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Disclosure Statement for Jennifer Rucker:

Financial: Jennifer Rucker is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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