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Teachers College Columbia University

Tc2 Teachers College Teletherapy Connection

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About the course

This two day workshop will provide attendees with an immersive teletherapy experience, equipping professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and special education with the knowledge and skills necessary to start or grow a teletherapy practice. Participants will examine the research supporting tele-intervention, investigate issues surrounding billing, licensing, and technology requirements, and have a chance to plan and implement an actual teletherapy session. Content will be presented entirely via videoconference technology -- learners can attend from anywhere around the world!

Topics

Attendees will:

  • gain proficiency in the use of distance technology to overcome barriers to service for people with communication disorders and their families, preparing them to meet the needs of the field in the 21st century.
  • use best practices in family-centered intervention to coach parents and caregivers from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • learn the skills necessary to establish and implement a teletherapy program to deliver clinical and educational services to people with communication disorders.

Schedule

DAY ONE

9:30AM - Check-In, Tech support

10:00AM - Welcome and Introduction, Course Outline

10:30AM - Introduction to Teletherapy Concepts, History, and Research

11:30AM - Kids and Tech

11:45AM - BREAK

12:00PM - Learning Lab: Webcams, Microphones, and Telepractice Platformss

12:30PM - LUNCH BREAK

1:30PM - Engaging Children, Families, Clients, Assistants, and Schools Across Distances

2:30 - BREAK

2:45PM - Learning Lab: Screensharing, Applications, and Resources for Teletherapy

4:00PM - Session Ends

DAY TWO

8:30AM - Check-In

9:00AM - Teletherapy Licensing, Regulations, and Documentation

10:00AM - Assessment Considerations

10:30AM - BREAK

10:45AM - Learning Lab: Scheduling and Planning a Teletherapy Session

12:00PM - LUNCH

1:15PM - Practice Teletherapy Session

2:15PM - Teletherapy Session Debrief

2:45PM - Wrap-up and Evaluation

3:00PM - Session Ends

Who should attend

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Teachers of the Deaf, and program administrators who either currently deliver teletherapy or are interested in learning how to begin.

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Elizabeth Rosenzweig

Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is an Auditory Verbal Therapist in private practice. She serves families around the world via teletherapy and mentors aspiring Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certified professionals. She has served families and trained professionals in the ...

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Maria Hartman

Maria Hartman Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Program for the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University. Disclosure: Maria Hartman Ph.D. has a financial relationship with Teachers College ColumbiaUniversity in that she is a salaried faculty member and she rece...

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