Over the last two decades, teletherapy has been used in many school districts across the country as an alternative to searching for hard-to-find and hard-to-keep therapists in their areas. Each year, teletherapy helps many districts solve their issues with hiring and retaining therapists to serve their student population from rural to inner city schools.
At E-Therapy, we know, we understand and we get how hard the weird matrix of time during COVID over the last two years was. It was extremely challenging and nobody was hit harder than those in the education industry.
We also know how difficult it can be to change from the “norm” to try something new. To try something that other districts in the area aren’t doing. To break from tradition to ensure students are receiving the services they need in order for them to be successful. And because of this, E-Therapy continues to be right there to extend a hand to help out schools or districts. We believe in reaching every student, whether it’s one or 100. With this knowledge, we want to highlight the benefits of partnering with E-Therapy to provide services to your students.
Each Student Matters
Over the past 13 years, our expertise in the field of teletherapy has allowed us to offer speech, occupational and physical therapy services to underserved students nationwide through our award-winning technology platform. Our mission is to support the whole school community’s well-being, ensuring lasting results for both students and educators. With our flexibility, each therapy program is tailored to fit each individual school to meet the needs of district partners. Full-time or part-time therapists are provided and can easily accommodate a district’s hours. We can work with a handful of students or an entire school. Our teletherapy solutions are tailored to fit your needs.
In addition, E-Therapy always works according to students’ IEPs and annual goals as well as what works best for a school’s program. If a school has in-house therapists but not a way to deliver services online, E-Therapy’s eSMART platform is the most resourceful, online, teletherapy management platform to ensure top-level support for a student services team. School-based teams are trained to get virtual sessions up and running with zero frustration.
Support Mental Health Needs
Furthermore, we recently introduced our new eWELLNESS program, a mental health solution for the whole school community. We are committed to holistically supporting students, staff, teachers, and administrators in developing their mental well-being while also partnering to break down common barriers in order to support mental health programming.
With these direct therapy services available to students, a data-driven, evidenced-based screening assessment model to support students’ immediate mental health needs was created for staff to identify students in need. And because K-12 school administrators, educators and staff often overlook their own well-being, we initiated an “educator wellness series” of interactive group sessions for teachers, school counselors, social workers and administrators on a wide range of topics to help them handle emotional stress.
Additionally, lost service time from the past two years still is being made up, so pushing it back even further could result in more hours needing to be made up. 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. This could be a headache and a backlog of services that may never get caught up on.
While its the district’s IEP team who needs to calculate comp time, determine who needs services, and how to provide those services, we have a wide variety of services that can help your school and ultimately your students make up for lost services. We can provide our certified speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and school psychs to keep your school complainant during this overwhelming time.
No Commitment. No Caseload Limit. No Automated System.
We offer a unique bundle of support which includes one-on-one training, personalized on-boarding, complete student/therapist set-up, and a library of resource/training tools. One of the most helpful parts of training is that E-Therapy’s platform comes with a live trainer to help school therapists get online quickly and with ease.
New schools are offered a pilot program of any enrollment size so that our representatives can demonstrate the benefits of services while simultaneously addressing immediate online therapy needs. Furthermore, we don’t require a minimum caseload. We also include a fully transparent real-time billing system as well as mandatory IEP compliance reporting features. Additionally, we conform to all HIPAA, FERPA and industry standards.
Benefits of a Partnership
We pride ourselves in our personal approach and long-term experience. We were one of the first companies to deliver teletherapy, and we have been providing services to hundreds of schools throughout the United States. As a market leader and one of the pioneers in the industry, we are known for delivering high-quality services via the Teletherapy Service Model.
Our primary goal is to provide high-quality related services to all our students. Our more than 500 highly-qualified therapists have experience working in brick and mortar and virtual/cyber school settings. Also, our therapy staff has an estimated 700,000 plus hours of combined therapy experience.