Web Based Therapy Services

Teletherapy services

With schools and face-face speech therapy sessions on hold, many families are concerned about continuation of services.

Speech Specialists is happy to announce  that we will be offering web-based speech therapy services. Our services are provided by registered and experience Speech Language Pathologists in the comfort of your home and/or office.

 

What is Web Therapy?
Web therapy (also known as teletherapy) is the delivery of therapy services over a video based platform.

 

What are the advantages of web-based therapy services?
Speech therapy over the web has several advantages including:

    1. Flexible and time saving: do therapy from the comfort of you home with no added time for commuting to and from the clinic.
    2. Improved accessibility for clients who are in remote areas
    3. Convenient when you have multiple children at home
    4. Increased engagement for school aged children, teenagers, and adults who will have access to a multitude of online resources.

What equipment is required to set up web services for myself or a child?
All you require is a computer with a camera, microphone, and an internet connection. Our SLP will book the appointment and send you a link for the web conference platform. The platform is set up very well for therapy and ensures confidentiality and reliability for our clients.


Will this covered by my insurance company?

Most insurance companies that we work with (including Sun Life and Great West Life a.k.a Canada Life) have sent out an email to let us know that they will cover web-based speech therapy services during this time and will treat it the same way as face to face visits. We are happy to work with individual clients to determine if their insurer will cover virtual visits.

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What communication issues can we treat online?

    1. Articulation concerns
    2. Literacy goals (reading and writing skills)
    3. Language delay and disorders
    4. Post-stroke patients
    5. Fluency concerns (stuttering)
    6. Accent modification

Web therapy can definitely be suitable for children as young as 4 years old however they would require more support from a parent or caregiver. For older children, parents may need to be in the nearby area but may not need to provide direct support.

Have more questions? Need us to go through your individual situation? Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800 536-7173 or email us at info@speechspecialists.ca

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