In 2009, Diana Parafiniuk, a speech therapist and E-Therapy's Founder, was commuting hundreds of miles each week to provide speech services to students across Northern Arizona. While working in remote and rural locations, Diana spent more time in the car than working with her students. Through time, research, and discovery, Diana learned about how to provide services remotely through telepractice, at that time, a new and innovative service delivery model. Through a love of learning, hard work, dedication, and determination, Diana knew that teletherapy was the answer! She could reach more students who didn’t have access to therapists, like students on the Navajo Reservation, in remote locations, and connect students to therapists who otherwise would not be served.
E-Therapy was one of the very first teletherapy companies. Leveraging early video internet streaming technology, E-Therapy began its innovative and creative approach and paved the way for students to begin using modern technology solutions to receive therapy. E-Therapy observed and learned that its services and approach to providing teletherapy were as, if not more, effective than in-person therapy. The company also learned how much schools and students need E-Therapy's services
E-Therapy was founded in 2009 by dedicated teletherapy professionals with over 20 years of experience in both Related Services and Technology Innovation fields. E-Therapy prides itself on defining and developing smart solutions for schools’ therapeutic needs.
Headed by experienced speech language pathologists and special education experts with a long track record in the teletherapy space, E-Therapy is determined to bridge the gap between students’ needs and therapists’ expertise.
E-Therapy believes the foundation of success lies within finding the spark, and determination that drives students to ENGAGE in the learning process on the deepest level. Half the battle of achieving related service goals is effectively ENGAGING students and finding out what motivates them to succeed.
Your Students are Our Focus! E-Therapy is dedicated to ENGAGING students on every level of their teletherapy experience. Our commitment is to:
- Motivate student learning
- Encourage student participation
- Connect students and therapists through positive experience
- Pledge successful outcomes for students
- Guarantee schools and students meet their goals
- Support the advancement of academic success for students with special needs
Our platinum level of personal support and dedication to your program gives you confidence that your students are thriving and receiving the highest quality services available.
The E-Therapy leadership team possesses the expertise and the teletherapy “Know How” to ensure that your needs are met with the high standards you expect. Our leadership consists of a combination of therapists, special education administrators, and technology experts that have come together to provide a dream team, creating an exciting, effective therapy experience for your students. Our experienced team will onboard your teletherapy program seamlessly, and customize our services to meet your needs.Your Students, Our Focus.
Diana Parafiniuk, M.S., CCC-SLP
Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer
Diana founded E-Therapy 10 years ago after finding herself driving hundreds of miles per week. She knew there must be a better way to deliver speech therapy to students and schools. Today, E-Therapy has grown into a market leader, known for providing the highest quality services and reaching students and schools across the United States. Diana manages E-Therapy’s marketing team, oversees and supports operations, and supervises contractors, aides, and therapists.
Diana has extensive experience providing speech and language services to online and brick-and-mortar schools across the United States. She is a certified speech language pathologist and holds certificates of clinical competence. She’s fluent in Spanish and brings a broad understanding of multiculturalism to the company. Diana has provided services for bilingual English/Spanish speaking populations. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northern Arizona University. Diana also served as an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University teaching classes in SLPA childhood Communication Science Disorders and Screening and Treatment.
Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Larney serves as E-Therapy’s Chief Executive Officer. He has extensive experience working with transformative companies, including companies focused on digital content delivery across the web and mobile device platforms. Mr. Larney previously served on the executive management team of a $100M mobile and web content, applications and solutions company. Prior to that, he worked for market leader Motorola, developing new mobile software technology and content solutions on handsets for worldwide distribution. He also worked with IllinoisVentures, LLC, a seed stage venture capital fund focused on early stage technology. He was a strategy consultant and worked with leading management consulting companies. Mr. Larney holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and an MA and BA from the University of Wisconsin -Madison.
Chief Technology Officer
Chirag earned Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication from DDU, India. Prior to join E-Therapy as CTO, he was Senior Software Development Engineer at Capgemini. He has experience to develop highly scalable web applications and management systems.
Director of Operations
Mary is E-Therapy's Director of Operations. She has extensive experience and knowledge in working with schools, programs, and companies supporting special education related services. Mary enjoys working with E-Therapy's schools and staff to ensure that the students receive the highest quality services possible and achieve their goals. Mary holds a BS from University of Cincinnati, OH, where she majored in Child Psychology.
Join Our Team
E-Therapy's Therapists provide services via teletherapy to school-age students nationwide. We seek independent and creative therapists who are comfortable working in a flexible environment on their computer from home.
We look for experienced therapists, preferably with school and/or home health experience who possess strong communication skills. We work across all 50 states, providing teletherapy services to early intervention students up to students age 22.
Why work with E-Therapy:
WORK FROM HOME
Enjoy the flexibility of working from the comfort of your home. No commuting to and from schools.
We are run by highly experienced speech therapists and special education experts.
E-Therapy provides a dedicated full-time account manager to support each school. You’ll always have someone you can speak with in real-time, should you have any questions.
We work with amazing schools across the country, both on-line and brick and mortar giving therapists the chance to work with students in a wide array of settings.
We believe in building community and personal relationships, and we provide multi-level telepractice training.
We’ve developed our own proprietary online web database tool to track all session details in real-time. STAR is the repository for all written documentation, progress reports and evaluations.