Telepractice in the School Setting: The Basics and Beyond

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Presenters: Kristen Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP and Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP
Kristin is an expert in the field of telepractice and shared not only the practical, therapeutic side, but the essential technological side, as well. She stressed the importance of knowing the rules and regulations of your home state and states you do telepractice in. She shared details of how to do assessment and therapy, what platforms are needed, and the “tools” to do quality therapy.

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

  1. Briefly explain the difference between telepractice and face-to-face, on the ground therapy.
  2. Provide at least two “regulations” an SLP must abide by to do telepractice.
  3. Describe at least two benefits of telepractice and how it can be helpful to school SLPs.
  4. List at least three challenges of doing speech-language therapy via telepractice.
About Kristen: Kristin earned her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in Virginia. She started her SLP career at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, then went into the schools.She was a school SLP for nine years in Yadkin County Schools also in North Carolina.

Then, she advanced into telepractice. Kristin’s first telepractice experience was as a speech-language pathologist with Presence Telecare. She provided direct speech-language services for two years. From there, she moved into the position of Clinical Quality Manager for Presence Learning. She’s been in this position for over 7 years.

About Char: Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, author, podcast host, and president of Speech Dynamics. She graduated with her Masters from Western Michigan University and began her career in the public schools. Since that time, she’s worked many years in the schools, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University.

Since 1993, she has presented numerous well-received articulation and language presentations through Speech Dynamics,, as well as through the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).  She writes a weekly blog called “Therapy Matters” and is the host of the podcast, The Speech Link, and is the author of the well-received book, The Easy R.
Additional Information

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

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0 to 1 minutes: Introduction

2 to 4 minutes: Characteristics of telepractice; comparisons of telepractice to face-to-face, on the ground therapy

5 to 6 minutes: The rationale as to why “companies” use telepractice

7 to 12 minutes: The rules and regulations of being an SLP that does telepractice; working for a company, within the schools, or independently

13 to 15 minutes: The benefits of telepractice and how it can help school SLPs

16 to 20 minutes: The “tools” you need to have to do therapy via telepractice

21 to 39 minutes: Specifics on assessing and doing therapy with kids in telepractice

40 to 44 minutes: Telepractice platforms and procedures and passion

45 to 48 minutes: Wrap up and Final Question….

49 to 60 minutes: Questions & Answers with Kristin

Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart:

Financial: Char Boshart is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Kristen Edwards:

Financial: Kristen Edwards is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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