What is Telepractice?
Telepractice is the delivery of reading intervention, speech therapy, or SPED professional services by linking a practitioner to the client through an online video platform. Similar to a video chat, it combines technology with 1:1 or group interaction to deliver the highest quality services to students.
In 2005, ASHA determined that telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) (ASHA, n.d.).
Many schools face the challenge of hiring talented educators with specialized certifications such as reading interventionists or dyslexia practitioners. Additionally, finding these teachers who are willing to apply for part-time work is even more difficult. LD Expert has the solution to this problem!
Our services are:
-Provided by certified professionals
-Flexible with scheduling around your class times
What services are provided by The LD Expert?
The LD Expert provides virtual dyslexia intervention services that meets the criteria for both Tier II and Tier III reading intervention services. Our teachers function as full IEP team members as needed and can complete progress reports and help write IEPs.
The LD Expert also provides speech therapy services, comprehension language evaluations, and case management services in Arizona, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.
Who provides the services?
The LD Expert’s teachers and speech pathologists provide services. Our teachers and speech patholgoists are all Wilson Reading System certified as either Dyslexia Practioners or Dyslexia Therapists.
Do you provide educational diagnostic testing?
The LD Expert partners with educational diagnositions to complete academic and IQ testing. If you have a need for this in your school, please let us know as it is on a state-by-state basis.
What is included in a speech/language evaluation?
Our speech pathologists have extensive experience completing school-based speech and language evaluations via telepractice. Evaluations target and assess each indivual child’s needs.
When evaluating as part of a full IEP team that includes the testing of a school psychologist, a speech evaluation most often includes the formal and/or informal assessment of articulation, language, fluency, voice, oral motor, and pragmatics.
The LD Expert is able to offer more in-depth testing that can help with the diagnosis of dyslexia through a comprehensive evaluation of language that includes the assessment of expressive and receptive language, word recognition, spelling, phonological processing, automaticity/fluency skills, reading comprehension, rapid automatic naming, and vocabulary knowledge.
What are the benefits to partnering with The LD Expert?
The LD Expert understands the importance of bell schedules, IEP compliances, and quality teachers and therapists. When you partner with The LD Expert, we work to match you with a teacher or speech pathologist that best meets your students’ needs and has the availability to provide services based on your bell and class schedule.
As administrators, we also understand that it can be difficult to find the highest caliber teachers. Partnering with us allows you to have the best of the best without the need to hire full- or part-time teachers. We work hard to find teachers that have the warmest personalities and are the best in their field.
Do you provide group services?
Yes! The LD Expert provides group reading intervention services. We limit the group size to no more than six in order to ensure that the services provided remain targeted and individualized.
Does The LD Expert have online software for data and billing?
Yes! The LD Expert uses on an online data tracking and billing software. Your school will have login access to be able to review teacher’s daily notes, track your students’ progress, and review billing and invoices as needed.
Is it legal?
The LD Expert thoroughly researches compliance laws and makes a point to follow state-by-state regulations. If we are unable to provide services in your state in a way that would best serve your program, we will let you know!
How much does it cost?
If you would like to inquire about pricing for services, click here to submit an email request and we will send you the information