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eLuma’s Tips, Tricks & Best Practices for Teletherapy

Most of you are probably here a bit unexpectedly and trying to adapt to a new modality of delivering services. Whether you are an SLP, a School Psychologist, an OT, a PT, a Mental Health Services provider, or any other type of related service provider, we want to help you get up to speed as fast as possible. It may seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to reassure you that if you follow a few of these basic tips & tricks (in the videos below), you’ll be up and running in no time. If you are an administrator, please feel free to share with your team. And of course, we are here for you if you need us.

The Best Camera Setup

Claire Kopko

Starting with the basics, this short video provides tips & tricks to help you set up your webcam(s) to optimize your teletherapy and online instruction.

Presented by:   Claire Kopko, DPT.
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The Therapist Work Station

Claire Kopko

This short video can help you set up a therapy station to make your teletherapy experience better. It covers lighting, computer position, camera and desk/chair requirements.

Presented by:   Claire Kopko, DPT.
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The Student Therapy Work Station

Claire Kopko

This short video provides tips & tricks to help you set up your webcam(s) to optimize your remote sessions with the students. It covers lighting, essential communication, equipment requirements and computer position.

Presented by:   Claire Kopko, DPT.
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Working with a Facilitator

Claire Kopko

This short video will give you strategies and key insights to work with a facilitator (person present with student) and optimize your online instruction. It covers the the role of the facilitator, modeling, and feedback.

Presented by:   Claire Kopko, DPT.
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Working with Students with ASD

Lacey Carter

This short video provides teletherapy tips & tricks for working with students with ASD. It discusses the importance of parent communication, distraction/trigger minimization, motivation and free resources.

Presented by:   Lacey Carter, CCC-SLP.
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Working with Students with High Needs

Lacey Carter

This short video will give you key insights to help you provide teletherapy services for students with high needs. This presentation specifically covers parent participation, creating engagement & interaction, and key resources.

Presented by:   Lacey Carter, CCC-SLP.
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Communication with Parents & Guardians

Lacey Carter

This short video provides tips & tricks to help you establish better communication with parents (& guardians). The key items covered include the teletherapy learning curve, student considerations, IEP goals and communication.

Presented by:   Lacey Carter, CCC-SLP.
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Licensure Requirements

Lacey Carter

This short video will help provide better understanding of teletherapy licensure requirements. The presentation covers key questions, special considerations and the importance of record keeping and communication.

Presented by:   Lacey Carter, CCC-SLP.
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Proactive Communication

Terri Jerez

This short video will show you the best strategies for proactive communication — which include communication with stakeholders, HIPAA compliance, documentation, and collaboration with educators & related service providers.

Presented by:   Terri Jerrez, CCC-SLP.
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Case Management

Terri Jerez

This video covers the essentials of effective case management for a teletherapist. It addresses the importance of regular communication, documentation, database reviews and IEP meeting attendance.

Presented by:   Terri Jerrez, CCC-SLP.
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Collaboration with Other Professionals

Terri Jerez

This video provides key tips and tricks for regular collaboration & ongoing communication (using both email and phone calls, when necessary) with other professionals/members of the IEP team.

Presented by:   Terri Jerrez, CCC-SLP.
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Preparing for Therapy Sessions

Brittany Williams

This video addresses key strategies for a teletherapist’s preparation for online therapy sessions. It emphasizes the importance of planning, preparation, having ALL materials ready, and of course, having backup plans.

Presented by:   Brittany Williams, COTA.
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Sensory Integration

Sharon Walters

This video covers many ways of providing sensory integration in an online setting. While it providing via teletherapy can be challenging, the carry over can be phenomenal as long as therapists are willing to think outside the box.

Presented by:   Sharon Walters, MSOT.
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Handling Tech Issues

Sharon Walters

The short video presents the best teletherapist strategies for handling tech issues. It specifically covers maintaining calm, easy fixes, being creative & flexible and reaching out for support when necessary.

Presented by:   Sharon Walters, MSOT.
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Therapy Resources for OT

Sharon Walters

This video covers materials that you can use to provide OT as a teletherapist. It provides ideas to open your mind and key, easy-to-access resources that can help you accomplish your objectives.

Presented by:   Sharon Walters, MSOT.
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Confidentiality & Privacy

Sharon Walters

This short video provides key tips and tricks to help a new teletherapist maintain confidentiality. It discusses the importance of ensuring only appropriate persons are present, using a headset, and using intitials and student id as references in communication.

Presented by:   Sharon Walters, MSOT.
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Using Physical Manipulatives

Carlin Graveline

This short video provides key tips and tricks to help new teletherapists integrate objects into their session. It provides key points for consideration, which include: placement of objects, their size and of course, preparation.

Presented by:   Carlin Graveline, CCC-SLP.
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Administering Assessments

Carlin Graveline

This video discusses a few key items that are essential to successfully administering assessments online. It discusses aspects of preparation, practice and the role of the facilitator in optimizing the assessments.

Presented by:   Carlin Graveline, CCC-SLP.
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This video provides a continuous playback of all the videos listed on this page — in sequence.
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