Presenter: Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP
– R.C., course participant
This course is suited to therapists who have some experience with telepractice, or who have taken the beginner telepractice courses through Northern Speech Services (See course, #e198). It includes videos of early intervention and many implementation suggestions that therapists can immediately apply in their practice.
Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this course for 1 hour of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:06:16:
– J.W., course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I loved watching the video and the discussion regarding websites and apps to use in therapy sessions." A.B. (Sept. 2022)
"Loved seeing the actual footage of therapy session. The resources used and recommended at end will be used!" S.S. (Sept. 2022)
"I like the video demonstration." E.S. (Aug. 2022)
"I enjoyed the example of the teletherapy session." H.W. (July 2022)
"The flow and format of the course was excellent." D.M. (June 2022)
"The use of the telepractice therapy video was very helpful. The list of apps and online games was also very helpful." C.R. (Apr. 2022)
"Presenter was well spoken. Outline of course was in good sequence and relevant context. Resources were helpful; prep with parents is crucial." C.C. (Mar. 2022)
"How to incorporate parents into the session was helpful. I liked the resources to use, and the video of an actual telesession." D.D. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked that it was direct to the point and teaches the clinician ways on how to apply skills and generate ideas in EI setting. Liked viewing the sample of a speech therapy session and analyzing what the clinician did and the strategies and activities used for the session." K.M. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked learning how to use telepractice effectively with younger clients. Watching the video session and how coaching was incorporated into the activities." T.C. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the explanation of the POWR method. The course was very easy to follow, and I like that we were able to watch a teletherapy session in action." L.V. (Jan. 2022)
"Incorporating the parent coaching into the therapy process was helpful. Course was relatable to what I am currently doing." R.K. (Jan. 2022)
"Technical guidelines and suggestions for specific equipment to have on hand was beneficial." G.T. (Jan. 2022)
"This course offered a lot of good ideas for keeping a child engaged during virtual sessions." J.W. (Dec. 2021)
"The list of resources for online material to use in therapy sessions was beneficial." M.A. (Dec. 2021)
"The intervention video was what I liked best." K.R. (Nov. 2021)
"For me the most beneficial point is how to achieve the participation and engagement of the parents during the session. I liked the videos and the collaboration of the family during the sessions." R.C. (Oct. 2021)
"The numerous resources that were shared will be a big help if we ever have to return to virtual therapy. The video of the tele-therapy session was great to see and gave wonderful models for working with the child and parent." C.S. (Oct. 2021)
"The research indicating that toddlers learn novel words from live interaction & live video chats over prerecorded was beneficial for my daily practice. The sample session gave me a lot of ideas about dos and don'ts" A.W. (Sept. 2021)
"Overall advice on administering early intervention via telepractice was good." A.C. (Sept. 2021)
"The assessments, screeners and website with the apps were very helpful. The speaker was very thoughtful and organized in the layout of this course. The actual telehealth session was interesting." K.C. (Sept. 2021)
"The framework for parent coaching is still GREAT! I saw it in the AAC in Teletherapy course and seeing it again makes it even more useful. Seeing the framework in action with the recorded therapy sessions. Learning about the OwlieBoo and Happy Clicks sites. I have not heard of those. Other shared resources." R.L. (Aug. 2021)
"I enjoyed the treatment video. It was a great model of early intervention telepractice." G.H. (May 2021)
“I specifically liked the video example and discussion after. The provision of resources was helpful also.” S.B. (Feb. 2021)
“Very helpful information. I like how she went through each website to demonstrate some of the good activities. I appreciate the frank discussion with the parent and therapist. It was a very comprehensive course for just 60 minutes! It takes a lot to make a good tele-practice session with little ones and their families, and the presenter did a very nice job of adding in all of these pieces -- planning session, objectives, working with parent as partner, similar toys at home and with therapist, on-line early activities and books, routine of "bye" song, etc.” S.B. (Jan. 2021)
Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner of Linguabilities, a private practice based out of Florida that provides telepractice, job coaching, and staffing contracts for online speech therapy, as well as Telepractice Connect, a membership site dedicated to all things telepractice. Marissa received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, double majoring in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then completed a Master's degree in Speech Pathology, earning licensure in seven states and her ASHA CCCs. Marissa has extensive experience working in the schools, in evaluations, and in teletherapy settings. When not working, Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband Gabriel and dogs, Petri and Bunsen.
Financial — Marissa Rocheleau is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Marissa Rocheleau is the owner of Linguabilities and Telepractice Connect; ownership interests.
Nonfinancial — Marissa Rocheleau has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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