What is teletherapy?
Teletherapy has been defined as ““the application of telecommunications technology to delivery of professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician, for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.” In a nut shell, it’s online therapy.
Traveling to an office for therapy is often not convenient and, for some people, it is not possible. But modern technology can connect clinicians with clients no matter where they live.
How does it work?
You may be wondering how dyslexia therapy can be provided through a computer. Lexercise Clinician, Tori Whaley, describes in this Live Broadcast how she does an online, structured literacy therapy session.
Lexercise is a blended learning system that supports structured literacy (Orton-Gillingham) intervention. “Blended learning” combines traditional, face-to-face teaching and learning methods with computer-mediated methods. Click here to read more about how Lexercise empowers blended learning by coordinating face-to-face teletherapy sessions and daily exercise games for intensive practice.
Who offers Lexercise teletherapy?
As the demand for our teletherapy services has grown we decided to provide a way that qualified clinicians can use the Lexercise teletherapy platform with their own clients. Lexercise Teletherapy Partners are clinical educators or speech-language pathologists who are experts in structured literacy (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham) therapy. They use the Lexercise teletherapy platform so they can work with clients wherever they live. If you are looking for therapy for a struggling reader and/or writer, one of these professionals would be a good choice. To read more about our Telethearpy Partners, click here.
If your child struggles with reading, writing or spelling, the most important first step is a professional evaluation. No matter where you live, your child can be tested and treated individually, face-to-face, online, by the clinical educators at Lexercise. Learn more by contacting us at AskSandie@Lexercise.com or 1-919-747-4557.
Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.