We need to be able to switch between in-person and teletherapy or distance learning as the situation continues to change. And to do that, we can't just replicate what we've been doing in the clinic with an online platform. We need a new way of doing therapy.
Whether the need for speech therapy arises from an illness, disease or accident, speech-language pathologists can provide most services at home. Many people in recovery have spent weeks or months in hospitals and are thrilled to return home. Others may not have been hospitalized but do not have a means of transportation to outpatient service facilities. Still others are homebound, receiving all care in their residence. It is still possible to receive high quality, evidence-based speech-language, or cognitive-communicative therapy. There are actually benefits to receiving therapy at home.