Clarke 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. Clarke launched teleservices in January 2013. From January 2013 through February 2020, Clarke has conducted 3,454 tVISITs.

tVISIT session

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.

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 in-person 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.

You can also check out the article in the Fall 2017 issue of Clarke Speaks, featuring Clarke's tVISIT Program.