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Introduction to Telepractice

Telepractice (AKA telemedicine, teletherapy, telehealth, telespeech, telerehabiliation, virtual speech therapy) is the delivery of health services via a telecommunications system. This service model is becoming increasingly more popular in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Large factors that have driven the use of telepractice are reducing travel time for the client and/or professional and … Continue reading Introduction to Telepractice

Understanding Eligibility Criteria for School-Based Speech Therapy

  Children (age 3 and up) are allowed to receive speech-language therapy and related services through their local public school district. However, students must meet specific criteria in order to be eligible for these services. The eligibility criteria vary from state to state. Because my practice is based in New Jersey, the purpose of this … Continue reading Understanding Eligibility Criteria for School-Based Speech Therapy

Stimulating Communication Without Spending a Dime

I often get asked about the best toys and gadgets to stimulate communication in children.  And, although I do have some favorites, communication occurs everywhere, everyday (#CommunicateEverywhere).  No special gadgets or gizmos are needed.  So keep your money in your pocket and use your everyday routines to work on your child’s speech and language skills.  … Continue reading Stimulating Communication Without Spending a Dime

Bilingualism: Separating Myths from Truths

About two years ago, I wrote an article entitled To Be Bilingual: That is the Answer, Not the Question for in the NJ Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s publication VOICES. This article aimed to debunk myths about bilingualism that are spreading like wildfire around the U.S. The article was primarily seen by speech-language pathologists and audiologists in NJ, … Continue reading Bilingualism: Separating Myths from Truths