Imagine you and your child have been given tickets to a performance of the greatest magic show on earth. The tricks are astounding, the special effects magnificent, and you’re sure to be dazzled. How would you choose to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, d*mned lies, and statistics.” — Mark Twain
It can certainly seem that way, can’t it? Most people are not given the opportunity to take a rigorous research methods class over the course of their educational careers, and even our high schools rarely teach students the skills they need to be informed consumers of the research and statistics that surround us every day. When confronted with the sea of information on hearing loss, communication modes, and amplification options, what’s a parent of a child with hearing loss to do?
Teletherapy is a new and growing field in the world of speech-language pathology and auditory verbal therapy. This technology revolutionizing the way that people with hearing loss receive the care they need and deserve to live full, rich, and fulfilling lives. I love using teletherapy to help people with hearing loss and their families all around the globe. Here is what a typical teletherapy session looks like in my private practice: