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tVISIT: Telepractice Virtual Intervention Services

Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance. Clarke’s new tVISIT program provides telepractice early intervention services (tVISITs) to families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss. tVISITs are administered over the Internet using a personal computer and videoconferencing technology (i.e., Skype).

    What are the advantages of a tVISIT?

  • Families can access experts in early childhood hearing loss right in their own home
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Increased access for families in remote areas
  • Individualized coaching promotes parent skills and confidence
  • Services take place within the home environment
  • Expanded opportunities for participation by other caregivers

    How does a tVISIT work?

  • Clarke professionals and parents connect via videoconferencing (using a computer with Internet access and a webcam) at an appointed time.
  • The professional guides, coaches and helps parents apply effective strategies that promote listening and spoken language development while engaging in everyday activities.
  • The child receives the same quality early intervention services as outlined on the IFSP.

For more information, contact:
Barbara F. Hecht, Ph.D.
Director, Clarke Boston
1 Whitman Road
Canton, MA 02021-2707
Tel 781-821-3499
TTY 781-821-3904