Using Telepractice to Implement LSL Principles

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Experience Overview

Given current circumstances, we understand that families and professionals are in need of more information and resources about continuing LSL development as they adjust to new routines. To help navigate this uncertain time, we’re opening access to this previous course on telepractice & LSL intervention so that you can explore these topics at your own pace. You can download resources and materials as well as watch video clips and the recorded live sessions. If you have questions on a topic or thoughts to discuss, we encourage you to bring it to your community forum. Professionals, please note that no CEUs will be offered.

Course Overview

The use of telepractice is becoming more and more common as the internet and digital technology become less expensive and more accessible. This learning experience focuses on the use of LSLS Principles in a telepractice setting with an emphasis on guiding and coaching parents. Although guiding and coaching parents should underpin any LSLS session, the physical limitations of a telepractice model provide professionals with increased opportunities to emphasize this aspect of service delivery. When used effectively, telepractice has the potential to maximize family involvement and ensure that all families who seek LSLS outcomes for their children are able to access qualified professionals, regardless of their location.

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Experience Details


Pre-learning is available immediately after registration. There are no live sessions.

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Melissa McCarthy M.E.D., LSLS Cert. AVT

Melissa is a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle and Research Fellow at RIDBC Renwick Centre in Australia. Her current research is focused on the use of telepractice to deliver family-centered early intervention services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families. Melissa is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Early Childhood Educator and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has worked with children of all ages in a variety of settings in Australia and the United States. Melissa’s passion for telepractice began in 2004 when she first used videoconferencing to support families in remote Australia. She quickly became an advocate for telepractice and was instrumental in the development of RIDBC Teleschool, one of the first, and largest, telepractice programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learning Structure

For each of our online Learning Experiences, learners gather in a private group space to access the course content. Courses include resources, such as videos, articles, handouts, and quizzes, to help learners comprehend, apply, practice, and reflect on the content of each session. Courses with live interactive sessions are held on Adobe Connect, our virtual classroom, with the course facilitator.

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Registration will be open until December 31, 2021

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Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the use of LSLS principles in telepractice and in-person settings.
  • Identify at least three strategies for effectively implementing LSLS principles in a telepractice setting.
  • Describe the potential benefits of telepractice in relation to LSLS principles.
  • Adopt a “telepractice attitude” of proactive planning and problem solving.

How to Earn CEUs

CEUs are not available for this course.

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