Introduction To Telepractice – How To Get Started And Other Considerations

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0.1 ASHA CEUs

$24.00


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Description

This course is an introduction to telepractice – how to get started, what is required from both the professional and the client, the pros and cons of telepractice, as well as other considerations to make telepractice a viable and successful medium for speech-language assessment and treatment. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.

Run Time: 1:03:14

Course Overview:

  1. Getting Started
    1. Equipment, Internet Connection, Work Space, Video Conference Platform
  2. Client Requirements
  3. Most Common Markets
  4. Professional Requirements
  5. Reimbursement
  6. Pros/Cons
  7. Client Considerations
  8. Licensing Requirements
  9. Employee vs. Contractor
  10. Accountability
  11. Consent
  12. Learning Curve
  13. Therapy Materials

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.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint Presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify three requirements of the professional when delivering teleservices.
  2. Identify three requirements of the client when receiving teleservices.
  3. State two pros and two cons of utilizing teleservices as a mode of service delivery.

Presenter & Disclosures

Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and a clinical assistant professor in the field of speech-language pathology. She has extensive experience working with individuals with communication disorders, particularly bilingual children. She has authored numerous courses, webinars, articles as well as intervention materials and guides for diverse populations. Her specialized interests include articulation disorders, stuttering, language-literacy, and bilingualism. Many of her resources for SLPs, educators, and parents can be found on her personal website The Speech Stop (www.thespeechstop.com). Ana Paula is the author of  GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is the author of treatment materials, including the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks, published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Ana Paula Mumy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: 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.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

Course Completion Timeframe:

You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.

However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.

Content Access:

Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

Certificate of Completion:

On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.

ASHA CE Registry Submission:

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.

Purchase Orders:

Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at info@northernspeech.com or fax to 888-696-9655.

What is an Online Course?

Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.

Receiving CEUs:

Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.

Registering for an online course:

You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.

Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course:

You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.

Testing requirements:

Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.

Number of CEUs offered:

We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.

State licensing boards and online CEUs:

NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

Course formats:

Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.

Course handouts:

Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

Group discounts:

Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.

Computer requirements:

For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.

Course Cancellation Policy:

A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded. 

Special Needs:

Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

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Reviews

“I'm not intending to do telepractice outside of the remote learning resulting from the pandemic, so information about providing services through private practice or a company was not essential. It was certainly informative if my situation changes. The most helpful information dealt with ways to create therapy materials to be used digitally. The presenter was clear and thorough and spoke in a way that was easy to follow. Her materials were well organized, and her suggestions for additional resources were quite helpful.” – S.L. (Aug. 2020)

“I enjoyed the tips on how to build/grow your caseload/clientele. The suggestions on where to find materials and the various technical aspects to consider (troubleshooting, platform choices with features, and technical/clinical support) were helpful. A good general overview of an alternative method of service delivery for our current pandemic and future post-pandemic world.” – J.B. (Jun 2020)

"The therapy ideas were excellent!!! Fabulous presenter with great teletherapy ideas and materials!" – R.A.H. (May 2020)

"How she used therapy materials online was very helpful. I appreciate her providing websites to access materials also. She had a very clear way of presenting the information and the slides were helpful. I also liked all of the practical information. She was very thorough." – K.H. (Apr. 2020)

"I liked the practical tips, resource suggestions, how to implement info from her experience, marketing, and providing services elsewhere." – K.K. (Mar. 2020)

"I enjoyed the actual examples of materials and she went right to the major points needed on this topic." – I.F. (Jan. 2020)

"Going over the information on license requirements and therapy material suggestions was most beneficial." – B.B. (Dec. 2019)

"Really helpful information in terms of the logistics of licensing needed to provide these services. Very clear and informative." – M.S. (Nov. 2019)

"I've considered telepractice, but I was unsure what it involved and where to start. This was a good intro. I like that the presenter was currently working in telepractice. She gave specific requirements as well as shared examples she uses to give an overall picture of what telepractice involves." – A.R.N. (Oct. 2019)

"The speaker was great, easy to follow and understand, lots of visuals and examples!" – S.F. (Sept. 2019)

"I appreciate the start up information for successful Telepractice including information on appropriate clients. I liked receiving information that is practical and can be applied easily." – J.H. (Aug. 2019)

"Great presentation. Provided a lot of good information. The therapeutic examples that were presented are useful in different settings (tele-therapy, one-one therapy session)." – A.O.G. (Aug. 2019)

"I found it very helpful. I wasn't familiar with exactly what telepractice involved. The information provided greatly improved my understanding of the process and how valuable the access can be." – K.B. (Aug. 2019)

"This gave me a better understanding of telecommuting. I have yet to try this in my practice but am thinking about it." – A.F. (July 2019)

"Great overview & simplified information for assisting in moving forward with telepractice." – K.F. (July 2019)

"This gave me a basic understanding of the requirements of teleservices." – B.B. (June 2019)

"Learning the rules and best practice in this area that is new to me was most beneficial." – A.B. (May 2019)

"Excellent presenter, complete, and thorough information. The discussion on requirements and most common markets was very helpful." – L.P. (Apr. 2019)

"All of it was beneficial as I am going to begin providing Telepractice very soon. The course was very organized and informative. However, I would have liked to hear about specific platforms and the differences." – N.R. (Mar. 2019)

"I appreciated going over the do's and don'ts for international work and how to begin an international practice." – S.S. (Feb. 2019)

"I enjoyed the basic overview which is what I was looking for. I liked that the presenter is practical and her approach is down to earth." – K.S. (Jan. 2019)

"Good basic introductory information. I benefitted most from the info about technical requirements, using adult facilitators, and contracting with companies, as well as which patients may not be appropriate for services via telepractice." – J.B. (Dec. 2018)

"The therapy section was excellent in giving ideas as to how to implement therapy on the computer for someone who has never done this before. It would be helpful, though, to see an actual practice session being done with a fellow SLP." – E.R. (Dec. 2018)

"I loved the examples of therapy products and ideas she used." – M.S. (Nov. 2018)

"I thought it was a great introduction to the many considerations to give to telepractice which may not necessarily be thought about before entering into this service position. I especially enjoyed the discussion on resources provided for therapy which she has used, many of which I was not aware of." – P.E. (Sept. 2018)

"I found the online examples of therapy materials very helpful. This course helped me decide whether this is something I would like to try." – E.J. (Aug. 2018)

"I liked the practical information and the realization that this is doable for my practice. The course was a good overview of telepractice." – J.G. (July 2018)

"The entire course was beneficial. I have no prior training or experience in Tele Therapy, so this was a perfect introduction! It was presented in a manner that gave me just what I needed to begin my journey toward serving clients in this manner." – L.D. (June 2018)

"Informative course. I appreciated feeling like I have the possibility of doing telepractice." – C.G. (Mar. 2018)

"I liked the demonstrations of how to provide services online and incorporating apps." – D.B. (Dec. 2017)

"Learning about new mode of tx was the best part. I liked the practical info re: this medium." – A.F. (Dec. 2017)

"It was down to earth with things that you can use right away. The tips for Teletherapy resources were especially helpful." – D.B. (Dec. 2017)

"The presenter was thorough when explaining the necessary equipment, pros & cons, licensure issues, and therapy strategies/resources. The section highlighting therapy materials for online use was most beneficial." – V.D. (Dec. 2017)

"I enjoyed the therapy activities and practical ideas as well as the length of the course. However, I expected the use of FaceTime with telepractice to be covered." – D.H. (Sept. 2017)

"This answered all of my questions about telepractice! Very informative. Great examples of therapy materials!" – H.P. (Aug. 2017)

"It showed how to initiate and implement a telepractice in practical ways. I especially appreciated her going over licensure, materials, equipment, and client criteria." – C.W. (July 2017)

"I especially appreciated the concrete examples of therapy activities that were provided. I liked the organizational format of this e-course as well as the presenter's style of communication." – A.M. (May 2017)

"The actual ins and out of what you need to participate in telehealth as an SLP was most beneficial. I will be broaching this topic with my department chair. However, I was hopeful more information might have been given regarding medical use of telehealth, particularly dysphagia eval or treatment." – S.M. (Mar. 2017)

"The legal aspect of telepractice and examples of therapy materials were really helpful. I liked the application to speech therapy and how the facilitator of the course uses materials via telepractice." – S.E. (Jan. 2017)