For students not attending a traditional public school, online speech therapy can also be a very convenient option, since therapy sessions can be tailored to a student’s individual schedule and allow him or her to not miss out on large amounts of class time.
Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2018
Lil’ Chit-Chat, a private speech therapy clinic in Manhattan Beach, announced recently that they have begun contracting with public school districts to provide online speech therapy services for students.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) require that public schools in the United States offer services to students who have been determined to have a disability, such as a speech or language impairment. Eligible students must receive the services outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in order for a school district to remain in compliance and avoid legal challenges. It is therefore imperative that school districts have qualified speech therapists in place to serve the children in their district in need of speech and language therapy.
By offering online speech therapy or telepractice, Lil’ Chit-Chat can help school districts without an in-house speech therapist ensure that they are compliance with the law. Lil’ Chit-Chat can provide individualized therapy according to each child’s IEP, no matter where the school is located, as long as the therapist is licensed in that school’s state, as well as the state in which the therapist works.
Lil’ Chit-Chat’s online speech therapy services can also be used for students needing speech therapy who do not attend a traditional public school, such as online students, or those attending private or charter schools, who would have to leave their campuses during the day to attend therapy sessions at another location.
Sabrina Conway, licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Owner of Lil’ Chit-Chat said, “Schools can find themselves out of compliance with the law for several reasons. Either a district has trouble staffing a licensed Speech Language Pathologist because of their location, or they find themselves with a sudden vacancy in the position, and are then unable to provide children in their district with the needed speech therapy services required by their IEPs. By contracting with Lil’ Chit-Chat for online therapy, school districts can make sure they are in compliance with the law, while still providing their students with quality, individualized speech therapy from one of our licensed speech therapists.”
Conway continued, “For students not attending a traditional public school, online speech therapy can also be a very convenient option, since therapy sessions can be tailored to a student’s individual schedule and allow him or her to not miss out on large amounts of class time.”
School districts interested in contracting with Lil’ Chit-Chat for online speech therapy services should contact Sabrina Conway for more details.
About Lil’ Chit-Chat Speech & Language Therapy Inc.
Lil’ Chit-Chat Speech & Language Therapy Inc. is a boutique private practice clinic that provides high-quality speech and language services to children. They are a trusted industry leader offering office-based, home-based, and online speech-language therapy services throughout the South Bay community and the Menifee, Canyon Lake, and Temecula areas of Riverside County. Learn more about Lil’ Chit-Chat by visiting their website at http://lilchitchat.com/.