by Diana Parafiniuk
The last thing you or your staff want to think about during this challenging year is making up lost related service time. We know it feels like you are in a no-win situation. Compensatory time is mandated and must be made up, so if you are struggling to find available therapists that can make up the time but there are none to be found, you are in a pickle. Not only are schools worried about making up hours, they are concerned that their students are losing necessary skills, regressing, and not meeting developmental milestones.
It is up to the district IEP team to calculate comp time, who needs services, and how to provide those. What makes it even more difficult is that each student’s compensatory time will look different, so it is up to the school SPED team to determine the next steps for each student. There are several factors to consider, but E-Therapy can help.
Let’s dig in!
Record keeping and management made easy
There’s no time to waste sifting through paperwork and spreadsheets. E-Therapy’s online teletherapy solution has powerful organizational features which allow your staff to track, manage, refer, and analyze where students left off services. Once you have that data, you can determine what compensatory time they need. (You will be so thankful for E-Therapy’s record-keeping!)
You not only have an eye on your caseload, but you can easily track student schedules and progress, plus manage and monitor your onsite therapist’s conducted sessions. If you have direct services from E-Therapy’s therapists, you can monitor those, too.
Administrators can pull session reports and total the amount of missed session minutes and create a compensatory service plan from their own custom dashboard.
Keeping your program compliant
One of the hallmarks of E-Therapy’s service is to provide swift onboarding and face-to-face online support to ensure that your district is compliant with your state’s standards. We train teachers, therapists, students, and administrators how to use our private online therapy rooms, as well as our HIPAA compliant, proprietary Session Tracking And Reporting (STAR) system. Our teletherapy solution tracks therapy in real-time to ensure that your students are receiving services and meeting their IEP goals. STAR is your pre-session, in-Session, post-session tracking solution.
E-Therapists are extra hands when you need compensatory time
If you are in need of therapists to handle the overwhelming caseload for compensatory time, E-Therapy provides certified speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychs, and more.
Our experienced therapists are experts in online therapy and they provide the highest quality teletherapy services to students in your district. E-Therapists perform evaluations, assessments, and diagnostics including tests such as the WISC-V.
You can trust our experience
E-Therapy is an industry leader in teletherapy services for Prek-12 schools all across the United States. Is your school is virtual, in person or hybrid? Are you still shifting between those models? We have the tools and therapists to help your staff manage compensatory time requirements.
Your SPED staff will thank you for bringing on resources that support making up mandated compensatory time. But even more importantly, students will recoup skills and minimize regression. We know that due to not getting the services they need during COVID, students have fallen behind.
We hope to help you and your team!
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About the author
Diana Parafiniuk, M.S., CCC-SLP
Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer
Diana founded E-Therapy in 2009 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 is an established market leader in teletherapy. We provide the highest quality services and reach students and schools across the United States. Read more about Diana.