Telepractice is becoming more common in the field of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for evaluation and treatment. This CE course will discuss ways to facilitate a telepractice session and research related to the use of telepractice across populations. This course will also provide attendees with virtual therapy material ideas and how to determine candidacy for clients.
Lesley Edwards-Gaither, MA, CCC-SLP has over eight years of experience as a telepractitioner, supervisor, and clinical consultant. Lesley is currently a Doctoral Student at Howard University, Washington, D.C., and serves as the Telepractice Topic Chair for the 2019 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Her research interests include educational technology, instructional design, innovative solutions for telepractice, and the needs of culturally diverse populations.
Financial: Telepractice consultant and independent contractor
Non-financial: Topic Chair, Telepractice Topic Committee, 2019 ASHA Convention; SIG 18 Affiliate
Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, CCC-SLP is currently the President and Founder of eLiveNow, a telepractice company. Previously, she was the VP of Clinical Services at a large telepractice company, managing the clinical team, developing policies and procedures for the clinical team. Currently, she serves as the Coordinator for SIG 18 and is the ASHA Convention Co-Chair 2018. Ms. Jakubowitz is an ASHA Fellow and received honors from the California Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Financial: The Founder and President of eLiveNow, a telepractice company.
Non-financial: ASHA SIG 18 Coordinator
- Describe methods used to facilitate a telepractice session and share authentic virtual therapy materials.
- Identify research related to the use of telepractice with school-age and adult populations
- Identify three factors that determine candidacy for telepractice