Common Speech Therapy Questions
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Step 1: Free Consult
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Step 2: Evaluation
A comprehensive evaluation will be completed for identifying any communication and swallowing difficulties. Each evaluation will conclude with an individualized treatment plan.
Step 3: Treatment
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|No Commute Required|
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|Home Routines Practiced|
|Therapy in Natural Settings|
|Coaching Model of Therapy|
|Hands-on and Virtual Learning|
|Engaging Online Activities|
Online Therapy Success
Helpful Strategies for Optimal Online Experience
- Have access to a phone, tablet, or computer
- Reliable internet connection
- Adequate lighting
- Access to webcam and speakers (external speakers can be helpful)
- Quiet space
- Have a helper available (as applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is online speech therapy?
Is it safe for my child to look at the screen all day in school, therapy, and for fun?
Is my child too young for online speech therapy? My child can’t sit still in front of a computer.
The speech therapist will also provide a coaching model of therapy for you. This will involve learning techniques and exercises to help your loved one’s abilities grow. This is an amazing opportunity for you to take what you learn during online speech therapy and implement it throughout the week. Speech therapy goals, exercises, and techniques will change to meet your loved one’s advancement needs.
Does online speech therapy work as well as in-person?
Online speech therapy is comparable to in-person sessions and is considered an effective mode of service delivery. For techniques where the child or adult might need physical cues (ie. maybe touching their mouths to show them where to make a sound), the speech therapist will work with the parent, caregiver, or family member during the session to follow through with those cues. In a sense, you become the “hands and eyes” of the speech therapist, while the therapist is still in control and directing the speech therapy session.
How can the speech therapist improve my child's or parent's swallowing ability virtually?
The speech therapist acts as the facilitator to set-up a strong individualized home exercise program to improve your loved one’s quality of life through compensatory strategies, strengthening exercises, and diet modification as appropriate. If your speech therapist has suspicion for silent choking, concerns for unexplained bedside symptoms, or unexplained recurrent pneumonia (just like attending an in-person speech therapy session), a Modified Barium Swallow Video may be recommended to further assess your loved one’s swallow function and safety.
Feeding and swallow rehabilitation is a team effort and shouldn’t be taken lightly to improve a person’s safety and quality of life!
What can I expect at my speech therapy evaluation?
Your speech therapist will conduct a thorough case history, participate in clinical observation, and use standardized / non-standardized test measures to get a well-rounded picture of the patient’s strengths and areas for improvement.
All of the information is compiled and analyzed by the speech therapist. A written in-depth evaluation report of testing results and recommendations will be finalized and available for your review and physician(s) of choice. Your speech therapist will provide you a verbal summary of the evaluation results, review new plan of care goals moving forward, and set-up a strong home exercise program.
How can my mother or father learn virtually if they have limited computer skills?
How do I meet with my therapist?
Is there any paperwork I should fill-out prior to my first visit?
Does Healthy Speech Solutions offer self-pay services?
Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP
Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist
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