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We Are Pleased to Now Offer Speech Teletherapy

Updated: May 28, 2020

While in-person speech therapy sessions are not currently possible given the COVID-19 pandemic, Tidewater Speech Therapy, LLC is providing services via speech teletherapy.

By: Elizabeth F. Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP


Of course, this pandemic is inconvenient! Most, if not all, scheduled events are cancelled. One such scheduled event may be your child’s weekly speech therapy session. This is frustrating! Just when you’re seeing real progress, the “stay at home order” happens and now you are looking at losing that great work. Tidewater Speech Therapy, LLC is here to meet this need! Technology permits us to address your child’s individual speech and language goals within the comfort and convenience of your home.


What is Speech Teletherapy?

Speech teletherapy is an alternative delivery method that employs the use of telecommunication technology. Speech therapy services are delivered via a virtual platform in real-time. The American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) defines telepractice (the act of providing Telehealth services) as “the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician, for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.” This mode of service delivery, when implemented correctly, is noted to have equal outcomes to face-to-face interventions. The standard of care is the same whether the patient is seen in person, through telehealth, (telepractice), or by other methods of electronically enabled health care.


What do I need for Speech Teletherapy?

You need an iPhone or computer (with microphone and camera) and a strong internet connection.

How Do I Schedule Speech Teletherapy with Tidewater Speech Therapy, LLC?

If you are interested in this delivery model, please contact us. We can let you know if your child would be a candidate for speech teletherapy. We would love to schedule and conduct speech therapy sessions virtually in real-time within the comfort and convenience of your home.

Can you answer questions I have about my child’s speech and language development?

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s speech and language development. We enjoy providing free consultations to help you best meet the needs of your child.


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