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Clarke tVISIT Program

Check out the article in the Fall 2017 issue of Clarke Speaks, featuring Clarke's tVISIT Program.

Teleservice is the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance. Clarke’s tVISIT (teleservices Virtual Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers) Program provides teleservices to families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss. tVISITs are administered using a computer with a web camera and a microphone; a tablet (such as an iPad); or a smart phone with video communication capability.

    What are the advantages of a tVISIT?

  • in-home services from Clarke experts in early childhood hearing loss
  • increased access to listening and spoken language professionals
  • flexible scheduling
  • opportunities for participation by other family members or caregivers
  • option to record sessions, which can be viewed at a later date and/or by other caregivers

How does a tVISIT work?

A Clarke practitioner and a child's caregivers connect via videoconferencing at an appointed time. The practitioner guides, coaches and helps the caregivers apply effective strategies that promote listening and spoken language development while engaging in everyday activities.

Can families still see their early intervention professional(s) in person?

Of course! While some families are supported only through tVISITs, others also receive inperson services from Clarke or other providers. When possible, Clarke offers this “hybrid model” of care in which families receive both in-person and tVISIT services.

Does a tVISIT offer the same standard of care as an in-person session?

Yes, the child and family receive the same quality of support and early intervention services as provided by a Clarke professional during inperson sessions and, when applicable, as outlined on the IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan).

For more information, contact your Clarke Early Intervention professional or the tVISIT Project Coordinator at tVISIT@clarkeschools.org.