What is Online Speech Therapy?
How is Online Therapy Different?
Online speech therapy offers the same benefits as traditional in-person therapy; the only difference is the session is conducted using a computer. Throughout the session the therapist and client can see, hear, and interact with each other just as they would in a traditional therapy setting. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has endorsed online therapy, or telepractice, as a recognized method for conducting speech therapy. ASHA is clearly points out that online therapy is not an alternative to in-person therapy; it is simply a different means of providing access to an important service.
Through telepractice it is now possible to get individualized speech therapy for your child, even in remote locations or countries where native English-speaking speech pathologists are hard to find. Telepractice also offers convenience to families by bringing speech therapy into the home and eliminating the drive to your therapist’s office and the wait in a crowded waiting room.
How it Works.
Online therapy is not complicated and does not require you to add anything to your computer. You will need a computer with high-speed internet connection, a camera, and headphone set with microphone. To join a session you simply press the login button on the Worldwide Speech website and your therapist will be there to meet you. It couldn’t be simpler!
Worldwide Speech offers online therapy using an advanced system that gives our therapists access to unlimited interactive materials for use during therapy sessions. The same platform allows our therapists to conduct online screenings and evaluations. Our system is also secured, protecting you or your child's privacy and the integrity of each therapy sessions.