Is TalkPath Live available in all 50 states?
Yes. Our network of service providers includes SLPs licensed to serve in all 50 states.
Is TalkPath Live accepting new therapists?
Yes, always! Our greatest asset is our pool of SLPs, because they’re our points of contact with the individuals we serve. As our client base grows to reach more people in need of exceptional speech-language therapy, so must our network of exceptional speech-language therapists. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to convey that passion over the screen, one-to-one, with clients you’re licensed to treat, we invite you to submit an application here or email your résumé directly to: email@example.com. You can also call our call center at 855-274-9582 to learn more about applicant requirements, and you can read more about what we’re looking for here.
What technology is needed to use TalkPath Live?
All that’s needed is a computer—desktop, laptop, or iPad—with a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, and a mic plus speakers. And although live sessions with SLPs require the user to be online, unlimited access to our therapy platform is available offline as well—for additional practice activities and skill mastery—once the iOS app is downloaded to an iPad. Our technicians are readily available to assist with any technological needs and make sure that each and every client is equipped to take full advantage of TalkPath Live.
How do clients access TalkPath Live?
We use videoconferencing technology to connect our clients with our therapists. As part of our product, clients are also able to take advantage of TheraPath℠, our HIPAA-compliant private and secure proprietary platform that offers a host of therapeutic tools and exercises for anytime use. After outfitting clients with what they need to access and use our program, our IT Department offers free unlimited tech support and ensures that clients and clinicians connect safely and confidentially.
What happens if a scheduled appointment is missed?
We understand that unforeseen occurrences sometimes cause clients to be unavailable for scheduled sessions during designated times, and we try to be as flexible about that as we can. For our school clients, for instance, we allow for some unbilled missed sessions because we appreciate the issue of student absenteeism affecting daily schedules. However, in most cases, to make sure that other clients’ therapy time isn’t negatively impacted by unexpected scheduling changes, we ask for 24 hours’ advance notice of cancellation when at all possible so that we can reallocate that time slot to someone else who may be waiting for availability. TalkPath Live reserves the right to charge a fee (up to but not exceeding 50% of the session price) if less than 24 hours’ notice is given.
What qualifies TalkPath Live clinicians to deliver speech-language services?
Our network of therapists consists of only certified speech-language pathologists who are specially trained to provide online speech therapy and who are licensed to practice in the states in which they treat clients. Our team of SLPs has extensive experience providing therapy for children and adults, and we’re adding to that team every day to extend our reach even farther and to offer even more specialization.
Does TalkPath Live offer more than one-on-one therapy?
Yes. TalkPath Live can also be delivered as group therapy, which is defined as clinically supervised and directed speech therapy sessions with more than two participants. Small-group therapy is an excellent option for a few students in the same school who need the same type of targeted attention or for a few residents in the same health care facility who are dealing with similar types of speech-language challenges and could thus benefit from a group setting (not to mention the benefits of cost-sharing!). Research shows that group speech therapy is equally as effective as independent speech therapy and is also a great way to improve interaction with others and gain/regain social skills.
Is there any evidence supporting the efficacy of online speech-language therapy?
Yes, absolutely. For well over a decade, researchers and practitioners have been conducting studies and gathering data on the best and most effective uses of speech teletherapy. You can start with a partial list of recent research articles here. TPL can supply an even fuller list for interested parties or you can find plentiful research studies online that endorse, explain, and evidence this modern-day therapy delivery method.