WHAT IS A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. We can be found in a variety of settings- schools, private practices, hopitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, ETC. Our goal is to improve our client's ability to communicate and functionally participate in their environment.
OUR SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS
We are elated to provide three service delivery models to our clients.
The first is our Telepractice model. This allows our clients to receive quality services in their home through a video conferencing platform.
The second, is our In-home option. A clinician will come to your residence to render services.
Lastly, our hybrid option allows you, the client, to receive services through both Telepractice and In- home models.
WHAT IS TELEPRACTICE?
Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
Use of telepractice must be equivalent to the quality of services provided in person and consistent with adherence to the:
Code of Ethics (ASHA, 2016a),
Scope of Practice in Audiology (ASHA, 2004b),
Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA, 2016b), state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.-c]), and ASHA policy.
WHAT IS DYSPHAGIA?
According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder, known as dysphagia, may occur as a result of various medical conditions. Dysphagia is defined as problems involving the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastroesophageal junction...Malnutrition and dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, compromised general health, chronic lung disease, choking, and even death may be a consequence of dysphagia.
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
For the safety of our clients and continued security of the website, the names of the soft ware used will not be disclosed. Nevertheless, your can rest assured that all of the necessary HIPPA compliant measures have been executed.