When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?” When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s a real conversation starter. Here are some of my most frequently asked questions about hearing loss, hearing technology, and Auditory Verbal Therapy. What are yours?
When I began to offer teletherapy services, I wanted to make sure that my clients would be receiving treatment that was as good as in-person therapy. What I didn’t realize was that, in many cases, teletherapy could be even better than treatment in a brick-and-mortar location!
Though teletherapy is a relatively new development in the fields of speech-language pathology and auditory verbal therapy, studies have shown it to be just as effective as in-person treatment. It even has many advantages over conventional therapy.
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:
My teletherapy services are charged directly to the patient/family. After your therapy session, you will receive an electronic invoice from a secure site. Clients are able to pay using their bank account, credit card, or debit card. International currency is no problem — the secure payment site will do the conversions for you!
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on bilingual speech-language pathology. As the United States becomes more diverse, more and more SLPs and other professionals are facing caseloads with clients who are not native English speakers.
I love technology. I love the ability it gives me to communicate with people around the world about the miracle of cochlear implants and listening and spoken language. I love that, though Facebook, Twitter, and teletherapy services I am able to reach out to people with hearing loss, parents, and professionals to share information, advice, ideas, and support. When used correctly, technology can be an amazing tool!