Presenter: Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP
– C.L., prior course participant
This course is designed for speech-language pathologists to learn more about treating children in early intervention (ages 0-2) and in school settings (ages 3-22) using a telepractice based model. Topics will include research foundations supporting the use of telepractice for these populations, valuable resources and materials to implement in treatment, collaboration strategies, real videos of treatment, and case studies to examine in more depth. This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:31:37
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.
"Telepractice discussion and resources were beneficial. I liked the resources material." A.S. (Feb. 2024)
"Reassurance that Telepractice is a viable first choice for therapy and examples of how it is delivered along with resources for SLPs. I enjoyed the videos, slides, therapy resources, and review of technology available." M.S. (Jan. 2024)
"The similarities between treating a young child and treating a school aged child via telepractice were beneficial. I also found the discussion on specific websites quite beneficial as a resource. I liked that the lecturer discussed telehealth as a viable alternative first and then she progressed into how it is effectively used with young children and with school-aged children. I liked that the course was practical for the therapist that works online, and that she discussed common concerns of the therapists and the facilitator." C.F. (Dec. 2023)
"Practical techniques and ideas. I liked the videos, lists, and examples." E.G. (Dec. 2023)
"The new websites to incorporate were helpful. Reflected that I am on the same path as other professionals when conducting therapy." C.U. (Dec. 2023)
"Very informative course. I enjoyed learning about the assets available for telepractice. Thankful for the video sessions to view." A.H. (Nov. 2023)
"I found it very helpful when presenter addressed the use of standardized tests, stating that standardized scores should be reported, but rather a description of the child’s performance. The videos of therapy sessions were very helpful." J.B. (Nov. 2023)
"I liked the examples of websites available for telepractice activities. I enjoyed the therapy videos." A.F. (Nov. 2023)
"I was very interested in how to provide telepractice to children younger than 3 years of age, and the suggestions were extremely helpful. The videos of therapy were also very helpful." P.R. (Nov. 2023)
"The list of resources and getting to see videos of actual therapy were beneficial. I liked that I have concrete resources that I can seek out and begin to use." L.G. (Sep. 2023)
"Use of interactive online materials was beneficial. I liked the practicality of this course." R.R. (Jul. 2023)
"The importance of parent participation was a beneficial topic. And that I can use teletherapy in early intervention." S.A. (May 2023)
"I found the whole discussion beneficial for my practice. The speaker was good, and the videos were useful." W.F. (Apr. 2023)
"The resource list of websites was beneficial, and I liked the cost and fact that I could take course on my own time." A.C. (Mar. 2023)
"The early intervention parent coaching model was beneficial. I liked the websites given for materials and the video examples." M.G. (Jan. 2023)
"Resources to use in telepractice. I liked the new ideas." A.F. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the therapy session examples. Knowledge of the use of iPADs and websites for teletherapy was helpful." L.J. (Nov. 2022)
"Great presenter." M.W. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the analysis of therapeutic goals and materials used in case studies." P.P. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the real-time demonstrations between SLP and patient." P.G. (Oct. 2022)
"The case studies as well as the discussion on different resources available for telepractice were the most valuable to me. I enjoyed the opportunity to work through the course at my own pace." M.F. (Oct. 2022)
"The presenter did a fantastic job of delivering the course in an engaging and effective manner." M.F. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the free websites and the questions and answers portion." J.N. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the suggested websites with therapy materials. Gave ideas for student participation and ways to help students interact." C.L. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the examples and samples. Good coverage of telepractice." C.D. (Aug. 2022)
"Good concrete examples - I liked the activity ideas." J.A. (July 2022)
"I liked the list of materials and websites to use during therapy." T.A. (June 2022)
"Course was easy to comprehend and apply to practice. I liked the resources mentioned." E.R. (June 2022)
"I liked everything in this course, especially the early intervention teletherapy example." A.D. (May 2022)
"Very applicable ideas for someone considering telepractice." R.M. (May 2022)
"I liked hearing about the research into how effective teletherapy is. I did not realize how effective it was compared to traditional, in-person therapy. I really liked the video examples showing how teletherapy was given to both an EI client, as well as a school-age client. Seeing the therapy being modeled for me was helpful as I have not yet provided teletherapy. Seeing the videos gave me the confidence that I could provide teletherapy if the opportunity presented itself." A.L. (Mar. 2022)
"References to technologies available was beneficial." J.M. (Feb. 2022)
"Great list of resources! Loved the actual videos! Nice review of the literature." K.K. (Jan. 2022)
"Liked the summary of research on teletherapy - very interesting. Love to hear that most studies indicate advantages for telehealth over in person." T.A. (Jan. 2022)
"I appreciated her highlighting some of her favorite resources - both free and paid." A.F. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the examples of teletherapy in action and resource suggestions." N.W. (Dec. 2021)
"She was able to simply show the difference of in person and live video and how they are both effective." M.R. (Dec. 2021)
"It gave some actual resources that therapists can use during sessions." K.H. (Dec. 2021)
"I was needing this because we have a ton of younger clients that the families want teletherapy due to Covid. This was very helpful." B.F. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the discussion and demonstrations of approaches to setting up for telepractice and I liked hearing the results of the most current research." J.C. (Sept. 2021)
"The speaker did well at explaining each area thoroughly. Was easy to follow along and remain engaged for the session." S.Q. (Jun 2021)
"I liked the examples for different websites that she uses for Telepractice. The LING 6 Sound test boomcards were informational!" M.H. (Jun 2021)
"I liked the videos of actual sessions, the suggestions on how to find appropriate materials for telepractice and then examples on how to incorporate parents into planning." C.L. (Jun 2021)
"I liked watching the Early Intervention videos because it demonstrated how to keep the clients engaged in therapy." E.F. (Jun 2021)
"The research and case studies will be a good source of dialogue with caregivers." K.C. (Jun 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 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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