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4 Benefits of Telepractice in Schools

 

With a growing multicultural population, the need for bilingual school professionals is increasing. This means that there is a high demand for expert speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, sign language interpreters, and school psychologists and an even higher demand for those that are bilingual. Unfortunately, there are current shortages of speech-language pathologists and some areas do not have access to the professionals they need. The good news is Bilingual Therapies offers school districts the answer with our Teletherapy Services.

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Bilingual SLP Hiring Guide

As a school district, the primary goal is to see that your students succeed. Ensuring your students have the appropriate and necessary services is certainly a key component and our Bilingual Therapies team is here to help you by providing top notch professionals to achieve those goals. For students with speech and language disorders, one necessary professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP). In areas with a growing multicultural community, having a bilingual SLP allows the district to complete evaluations in a student’s native language, as required by federal law and can reduce overidentification.  Once these students have been identified for services, the bilingual SLP can support  bilingual and English language learners  with the intervention they need to meet their speech and language goals. At Bilingual Therapies, we are here to help you serve your students with the crucial resources they need with qualified bilingual SLPs.

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Why Bilingual SLPs Should Choose Bilingual Therapies

With a growing multicultural population, the need for bilingual professionals in school-based positions continues to increase. Unfortunately, in many school systems, these professionals do not always have the support they need. For this reason, Bilingual Therapies was formed in 1997. With a mission to create a network of bilingual professionals, Bilingual Therapies not only offers help locating the perfect assignment but offers an environment that helps you grow and best serve your students. There are several benefits that come with choosing an assignment through Bilingual Therapies rather than going directly through a school district.

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Top 5 Characteristics of Bilingual SLPs

Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) have a unique skillset. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, only 6.5% of speech-language pathologists identify as being bilingual or multilingual. Not only are they experts in typical language development and communication disorders in their native language, but they also understand the same concepts in another language. As we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, we wanted to highlight all the amazing characteristics of bilingual SLPs.  We are so proud of the services they offer their students, families, and communities as a bilingual SLP.

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A Letter to My Younger Self – Melissa W.

younger self Ever wish you could go back in time? Give your younger, college self the advice and insight that you didn't have in that moment? Well, until someone invents a truly functional time machine (too bad "Back to the Future" was just a movie), all we can do is keep moving forward and learning from our prior experiences. However, the successful clinicians of today can help others succeed by telling their stories and admitting what they wish they knew in the past. Our first "Letter to My Younger Self" is written by one of our clinical directors, Melissa White, M.A., CCC-SLP. Melissa shares her letter to her "CF Self", which you can tell was straight from the heart. Get ready to learn from our team members, as this is only the first of our letter series!  Read More »