We live in a changing world, and it’s important for speech therapy services to be as accessible as possible.
As a result, here at Sol Speech & Language Therapy, we offer speech teletherapy services to all our speech therapy clients.
While we still offer in person sessions, speech teletherapy sessions can be a great option for those who are unable to visit Sol Speech & Language Therapy in person, for whatever reason.
Read on to find out more about how speech teletherapy services work and whether it’s right for you.
What Is Teletherapy?
Speech teletherapy is speech therapy treatments offered from a distance.
This allows you to access speech therapy services from the comfort of your own home, during a lunch break at work, or in a variety of different settings that make sense for you.
It’s also perfect for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel or who can’t find a local speech therapist in their city.
For these reasons, virtual/online speech therapy sessions are a convenient way to get help to solve speech and language disorders for many people.
Clear, confident communication is possible. Sol Speech & Language Therapy can help.
Book a consultation today to find out how.
Who Gets Speech Teletherapy Services?
There are a wide variety of different reasons why you might opt for speech teletherapy over in person speech therapy. Let’s take a look at some of them.
You’re Unable To Visit A Speech Therapy Clinic In Person
In some cases, speech therapists work with folks who have debilitating conditions that make it difficult to access speech therapy clinics in person.
This can include speech therapy for stroke recovery or for people who are recovering from a traumatic brain injury. It might also include those who try to limit their exposure to the public due to being immunocompromised, or those whose autism symptoms are severe or who suffer from agoraphobia.
While we do our best to make sure Sol Speech & Language Therapy is as accessible as possible, the reality is that for some, the easiest form of accessibility is speech teletherapy services.
You Have A Hectic Schedule
Life just seems to get busier and busier. If you work in a high pressure job with a lot of responsibilities, you might find it difficult to carve out the time necessary for in person speech therapy treatments.
Speech teletherapy can make it easier, since you won’t need to worry about travel time to and from your appointment. Some patients even use their lunch hours as times to book appointments.
You Live Far From Our Clinic
Although we’re a speech & language therapy clinic that serves Austin Texas, there’s no reason why we can’t serve people in other areas as well.
Maybe you have a specific condition you’d like addressed, and you find you like our approach here at Sol Speech & Language Therapy.
Maybe you live in a remote area where there are no speech therapy clinics nearby.
Maybe you’re moving away from Austin to another city, but you enjoyed your treatments and don’t want to start over with somebody new.
Whatever your reason is, Sol Speech & Language Therapy is happy to work with you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Speech Teletherapy
Speech teletherapy is a little different than traditional speech therapy, so you might have questions about how it works.
Below we’ve gathered some of the more common ones we receive. If you don’t see your question listed, feel free to contact us to ask. We’re happy to help.
Are Speech Teletherapy Services Effective?
It might seem at first like speech teletherapy is a less effective version of traditional speech therapy treatments . However, studies show that it might actually be more effective in some cases.
A lot of research has been done on speech teletherapy.
Wales, Skinner, & Hayman found in 2017 that it was effective in treating speech disorders in school age children.
Fairweather, Lincoln, & Ramsden found in 2016 that it was helpful in expanding access to speech therapy treatments in rural populations.
D Kully found in 2000 that speech teletherapy was effective as speech therapy treatments for stutters.
The list goes on, but it seems clear that speech teletherapy services are effective.
Will My Insurance Cover Speech Teletherapy Services?
In most cases, yes. However, it’s a good idea to consult your individual insurance plan for details.
Do I Need To Visit Sol Speech & Language Therapy In Person First?
In most cases, no. While some people feel more comfortable with meeting their speech therapist in person, this might not always be possible.
Which Speech Therapy Treatments Can Be Offered Through Teletherapy?
The only real difference between speech therapy treatments in person and speech teletherapy services is the virtual aspect.
As a result, most speech therapy treatments can be offered through teletherapy. If you’re not sure, feel free to reach out for more information.
Book Your Appointment With Sol Speech & Language Therapy
Are you considering speech therapy, but it’s difficult to make sessions in person?
Thinking about giving speech teletherapy services a try?
If so, reach out to book your appointment with Sol Speech & Language Therapy today.
Have a speech concern?
Sol Speech & Language Therapy can help.
Contact us today to find out how.