In these unprecedented times, speech-language pathologists are looking for ways to continue providing essential, high-quality services while access to in-person services is limited. Teletherapy is an evidence-based service delivery model that allows clients and therapists to interact in a fun and engaging way while targeting specific speech and language goals. This presentation will provide SLPs with essential tips and strategies that will leave them feeling confident and prepared to begin serving students and families through telepractice. Opportunities to interact/participate with the teletherapy activities and ask questions live will be provided. Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to: 1. Discuss teletherapy workspace design considerations 2. Explain the ways in which one can use Zoom and Google Meet as teletherapy platforms 3. Discuss different ways to engage clients in teletherapy using various digital materials (including Boom cards, Social Thinking, News2You, and everydayspeceh.com, among others) Format: • 90-minute interactive workshop via Zoom for SLPs that includes technology use, activity ideas, and parent coaching using the teletherapy platform About the Speaker: Dr. Amanda Blackwell, SLPD, CCC-SLP Bilingual (English/Spanish) Speech Language Pathologist EdD Candidate at Murray State UniversityAfter serving for a year as a volunteer speech-language pathologist at an orphanage in Guatemala in 2013, Amanda Blackwell has been living and working full-time in the country for nearly 7 years. She founded DIGNA International, a non-profit vocational training program for adults with disabilities which helped several Champions secure dignified, fair-wage employment in their communities. Amanda completed a clinical doctorate in speech language pathology and started the official professional association for local Guatemalan speech therapists, which has grown to more than 300 members over the past year and provides frequent continuing education opportunities. In January 2020, she began working toward a Doctor of Education degree at Murray State University with the goal of opening a university for allied health professions in Guatemala to improve the quality of services across the country. She currently directs the speech therapy departments at FUNDAL (for individuals with deafblindness and multiple disabilities) and the Guatemalan Association of Down Syndrome in Guatemala City, provides teletherapy services for public school students in the United States, runs an autism education project for Spanish speakers called LUNA, and volunteers her services wherever she feels called to do so.
Other, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, DoSEs, Psychologists
This session will be held through Zoom. The zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the session. Please make sure to register with your email you want the zoom link sent to.