ABA Speech Podcast: The Power of Teletherapy to Help Students Here and Abroad

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Our President and Founder, Erin Long, was recently invited to speak on ABA Speech’s Podcast with Rose Griffin. Rose is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. We are so grateful for this opportunity and would like to share it with you! Select Episode #19 to listen to the full podcast below or head to ABA’s Speech’s website for the full article.

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Look below for a preview of ABA Speech’s full article about the podcast:

Since July 2010, Erin Long has been the president and founder of Worldwide Speech. Parents who are living abroad may find themselves seeking specialized speech therapy, but for whatever reason, they’re struggling to find speech-language therapists in the countries they’re living in. That’s where Erin’s company steps in. Her services have expanded over the last decade, and she calls herself “a special ed company for anyone living abroad”. Erin spent a lot of time proving that teletherapy can work, but now it’s what people want.

Have you ever dealt with the paperwork for moving an IEP abroad? Erin says that it loses its status as a legal document since it’s created under the auspices of American law. Sometimes companies are reluctant to send employees overseas if there’s a child in the household with an IEP because complying with it in a foreign country can be incredibly hard. Erin’s company provides speech therapy, OT, and special education for children all over the world, no matter where their parents’ jobs take them.

Even for rural Americans, teletherapy is a viable option. Children with mobility issues can benefit from virtual services, and older teens who may be reluctant to admit they still go to therapy can see a therapist privately from their home. For some of Erin’s clients, virtual services offer support and a lifeline for the main caretaker who was previously isolated in a community that had no services of any kind.

Rose Griffin, CCC/SLP BCBA

Do you think your child would benefit from teletherapy? Worldwide Speech has speech-language pathologists, an occupational therapist, a reading specialist, and a special educator. Head over to our website for a free 20-minute consultation!

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