Presenter: Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP
This course is designed as an introduction to teletherapy evaluation and treatment for speech-language pathologists working with either children or adults. This course will cover client factors, privacy concerns, technology considerations, and application of clinical knowledge to this service delivery model.
This course is suited to therapists interested in starting their own teletherapy business or working for a teletherapy firm. It includes multiple samples of telepractice in action as a great visual aid for applying the material covered.
Course offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:02:54
– E.L., prior 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.
"Specific equipment needs, suggestions for the best equipment, and examples of testing and therapy were all beneficial to discuss. I liked the course pace, organization, knowledge of the presenter, and comprehension of slides." J.R. (Dec. 2023)
"Websites to use for telepractice treatment ideas with pediatrics were helpful. I enjoyed the many resources and websites that were provided." J.K. (Nov. 2023)
"The breakdown of teletherapy service benefits was beneficial. I liked the ease of course access and the pertinent information provided." J.S. (Nov. 2023)
"Factors to consider when deciding which service delivery model to use for a speech student or client. Since Telepractice is not the right service delivery model for every client, I found this discussion of factors critical, giving good guidelines to the therapist and enabling them to make an ethical decision." C.F. (Oct. 2023)
"I was able to learn specific details on what a therapist would need in order to set up a telepractice speech/language program. Discussion of hardware & software suggestions and treatment resources were particularly excellent. I really liked the suggestions for ethical treatment resources used in telepractice treatment." C.F. (Oct. 2023)
"This course covered the information I need to know for the basic setup of providing services. Adult evaluations for dysphagia were beneficial to discuss." B.G. (Oct. 2023)
"Easy to follow. I liked the materials and software options." M.G. (Oct. 2023)
"I enjoyed learning about different hardware needed to do telepractice therapy. The speaker appeared to be very knowledgeable about her field of expertise." M.L. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked that this course covered questions related to caseload selection, reimbursement, equipment use, and online resources. The need to confirm that one's professional liability insurance covers telepractice, coding to suggest the manner of service delivery, and treatment resources were beneficial topics." R.R. (Aug. 2023)
"Very useful information." T.W. (Aug. 2023)
"I found the explanations regarding the various considerations related to telepractice to be very informative." A.M. (Jul. 2023)
"I liked that the course talked about the different technology equipment needed if you want to do teletherapy. I love the handouts given!" K.K. (Jul. 2023)
"I appreciated learning about privacy and reimbursement considerations. This course was a nice overview of how to start a telepractice." N.G. (Jul. 2023)
"Learning telepractice as a service delivery model was beneficial. I liked the convenience of taking course online." A.R. (Mar. 2023)
"I found the information about the hardware, software, and paper-based evaluation most beneficial, because I was unaware of how to evaluate clients/students in telepractice." L.R. (Feb. 2023)
"I enjoyed the links to resources for treatment. I liked the clarity of all the information provided for SLPs doing telepractice working in contractor positions or as business owners." L.R. (Feb. 2023)
"Presenter gave good information about various resources for online evaluations and therapy." M.K. (Nov. 2022)
"Very practical considerations for setting up telepractice. The presenter was quite knowledgeable about the topic - clearly with direct experience." H.H. (Oct. 2022)
"Good overview of private practice considerations - treatment app subscription choices; information on need for liability insurance; HCPC modifier codes." J.Z. (Oct. 2022)
"Good websites to access treatment activities. I liked the information regarding online resources." D.S. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the list of online resources. And the setup and requirements for teletherapy." L.M. (Oct. 2022)
"Concise with good information." F.W. (Sept. 2022)
"All the telepractice information was helpful." C.D. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the specific technology recommendations, online resources, and video examples." S.B. (July 2022)
"This was an in-depth look into the pros and cons of teletherapy. I liked the resources that can be used to supplement sessions and the information regarding billing." D.R. (July 2022)
"Learning the difference between Q-Global and Q-Interactive for evaluating clients was beneficial. And the research provided for the efficacy of teletherapy." N.C. (July 2022)
"Short and easy to understand. Liked discussion on equipment needed." L.F. (July 2022)
"Description of hardware needed was helpful. I liked the organization and ease of presentation." J.S. (July 2022)
"I appreciated the telepractice information provided by the speaker. She reinforced the importance of patient privacy, written permission from Pearson for paper testing, and further telepractice research for potential use (i.e., dysphagia evaluation). I also appreciated the therapy activity resources (i.e., various websites) that she provided." B.D. (July 2022)
"Concise relay of information; covered range of aspects to consider before "jumping into" telepractice." M.G. (June 2022)
"The author addressed items comprehensively. Covered the logistics of setting up eval and tx in telepractice." K.B. (June 2022)
"Liked the tips for using paper evaluations through telepractice. Very pertinent information and well organized." A.P. (June 2022)
"Great resources. I look forward to the next 2 courses." Y.C. (June 2022)
"Specific resources for teletherapy treatment." D.C. (Apr. 2022)
"The types of telepractice and the treatment resources was very helpful. I felt the presentation covered a lot of material in just an hour." M.B. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the specifics on equipment needed, pros and cons, video of eval and therapy session." M.S. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the resources on what materials to use with students." A.K. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the examples of websites to use in therapy. Course was easy to follow along." T.A. (Jan. 2022)
"Presenter appeared very knowledgeable and was thorough." J.T. (Dec. 2021)
"All information was very helpful. Information was presented well!" A.R. (Nov. 2021)
"The resources available for telepractice treatment were good for my daily practice. Good overview of pros and cons of telepractice treatment and evaluation." J.T. (Oct. 2021)
"All of the information is interesting. I have only practiced as an "in person" therapist. Understanding the equipment needed, materials/APPS, evidence based limitations was good." K.R. (Oct. 2021)
"As a school-based SLP using telepractice for the last year and a half, I was unaware of some of the regulatory issues. This was very helpful to know. I was unaware of any research in this area, however in my own experience I found that telepractice allows me to work one-to-one with my students rather than in groups and as a result I have noticed more timely results. Also, I have wondered if there a was a carryover component since I was actually working with them in a primary environment, rather than a tucked-away speech room." J.C. (Sept. 2021)
"I found the summary and examples of evaluation procedures most beneficial. I liked that she provided example videos to illustrate points and provide insight on real application." J.W. (Aug. 2021)
“I was glad to clarify some information related to online evaluations. I was also glad to have her list of useful therapy sites as well. The presenter was well prepared and presented her information clearly.” M.G. (Aug. 2021)
“I appreciated the resources for therapy and the guidelines for starting up (LLC) and malpractice coverage. I liked the level of instruction and the organization of information. The pace of the presentation was perfect for me.” B.P. (Jul. 2021)
"It was clear and concise. Also, that it provided websites to look into." A.M. (May 2021)
“I found the references and the pros and cons of telepractice to be helpful.” M.S. (Mar. 2021)
"The discussion on pros and cons was most beneficial. I am interested in this type of practice am looking for information: this course provided the beginnings, I look forward to viewing the other 2 parts. Good presentation of both pros and cons." C.S. (Feb. 2021)
“It was a great session! Good practical info for using Telepractice as an SLP.” H.M. (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 (Introductory Level; Professional Area).
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:
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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