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Expanding pediatric teletherapy services for rural Alaska with a focus on speech, language and feeding therapy

9:45 AM August 29th
Valerie Schmitz, MS CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, Alaska Native Medical Center
Jane Conners, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Alaska Native Medical Center

Pediatric therapy options are extremely limited in rural Alaska. The pediatric therapy team at Alaska Native Medical Center is using the existing telehealth program created for medical providers to increase access to Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy services. This presentation discusses how the therapy team is adapting the telehealth program and traditional therapy techniques to provide productive teletherapy visits with an emphasis on the Speech Language Pathologist's treatment strategies.
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