Baltimore, MD, June 7, 2017 (Newswire.com) - A Baltimore-based company called Global Teletherapy is reshaping the way children are getting access to speech therapy and occupational therapy services. They assembled an extensive team of speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists who are providing children across the United States with online therapy services via secure, two-way video conferencing.
Alan Goode, the CEO of Global Teletherapy, revealed exactly why teletherapy has become such a necessity in the modern era. He explained, "There's a growing shortage of speech language pathologists nationwide. The further you travel from a metropolitan area, the more difficult it becomes to find a quality therapist at an affordable price."
"In a way, we're a bridge between children and schools who need speech therapy and occupational therapy and therapists looking for more flexibility in their careers. It's a win-win for everyone."
Alan Goode, CEO of Global Teletherapy
Over the past few years, Global Teletherapy has played a pivotal role in helping to reduce this shortage by matching up school districts and students in need with highly respected therapists.
Mr. Goode noted, "In a way, we're a bridge between children and schools who need speech therapy and occupational therapy and therapists looking for more flexibility in their careers. It's a win-win for everyone."
Teletherapy allows for students and therapists to meet for their session in the most convenient way possible and at a time that works best for both parties. Aside from the ease of access, teletherapy is also secure. According to Mr. Goode, "We use a highly trusted technology used by millions of users worldwide with 24/7 support to ensure the success of every therapy session."
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has recognized teletherapy, or telepractice, as an appropriate method of service delivery since 2005. Based on the substantial body of peer-reviewed research supporting it as an effective way to deliver speech therapy services, ASHA stated, "Telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists."
In the near future, Global Teletherapy hopes to continue to help more schools solve their speech therapist shortages.
CEO of Global Teletherapy
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Source: Global Teletherapy