What is Telepractice?
Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation (https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Telepractice/).
Due to the challenges presented to us by the current COVID-19 outbreak, TDS Center for Communication and Social Learning is responding to this need by offering telepractice/teletherapy as part of our offerings. We are excited to provide this service to our families!
We will be using ZOOM teleconferencing within our therapy sessions.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is an online Video Meeting platform, very similar to Skype or FaceTime. It has great security and encryption, easy to use and some neat extra features, which is why we selected it.
Important Information about Using Zoom Web Conferencing
On a Computer (Windows or Mac): At the time of your scheduled meeting, simply click on the Zoom link provided in the email confirmation you received. Then follow the simple directions and the Zoom meeting will start automatically. No account or login required.
On an iPad , Tablet or ChromeBook: You must FIRST download the Zoom app onto your device, THEN click the Zoom link provided in the email confirmation you received to start the meeting. No Zoom account or login is required.
Try a Test Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE to try Zoom out by yourself to make sure everything is working before your Zoom meeting.
Download the App (iPad, Tablets & ChromeBooks Only):
iOS (Apple) – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_CA
ChromeBook – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoom/hmbjbjdpkobdjplfobhljndfdfdipjhg?hl=en