WEBINAR | The Time is Now: Successfully Pivoting to Teletherapy [December 15 2020] [2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern Time]

WEBINAR | The Time is Now: Successfully Pivoting to Teletherapy [December 15 2020] [2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern Time]


Date: December 15, 2020

Location: Webinar (02:00PM-03:30PM EST)

Presenter: Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® and Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

2020 is a year like no other – our daily lives have been disrupted, included how we work. Many therapists have made the transition to teletherapy and their “new” practices are thriving. Because we continue to be in an ever-evolving world, therapists and families are looking for answers regarding best practices and strategies for tele-sessions. TalkTools Instructors, Heather Vukelich and Vanessa Anderson-Smith, have successfully pivoted to teletherapy – with Heather expanding her client base across her home state, California, and Vanessa opening a second location!

Vanessa and Heather will discuss their top strategies for establishing teletherapy, including technology considerations, privacy issues, then delving into specific techniques for virtual FT (feeding therapy), OMT (orofacial myofunctional therapy) and OPT (oral placement therapy). Participants are encouraged to bring their own teletherapy stories to share with the “class.”

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to create a basic framework for teletherapy.
  2. Participants will be able to develop a screening for establishing teletherapy with clients.
  3. Participants will be able to conduct a virtual assessment for: feeding, orofacial myofunctional and oral placement therapy.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or 0.15 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Webinar Details


Schedule (02:00PM - 03:30PM Eastern)

  • 15 minutes    Welcome and Class Conversation
  • 15 minutes    Teletherapy 101
  • 15 minutes    Virtual Feeding Therapy Basics
  • 15 minutes    Virtual Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Basics
  • 15 minutes    Virtual Oral Placement Therapy Basics
  • 15 minutes    Wrap-up/Q&A


Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure 

Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure

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