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).
- 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
What are the advantages of a tVISIT?
- 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.
How does a tVISIT work?
For more information, contact:
Barbara F. Hecht, Ph.D.
Director, Clarke Boston
1 Whitman Road
Canton, MA 02021-2707