Today I’d like to officially introduce a new professional consultation service for speech language pathologists (SLPs), which I initiated with select few clinicians through my practice some time ago.
The idea for this service came after numerous SLPs contacted me and initiated dialogue via email and phone calls regarding cases they were working on or asked for advice on how to initiate assessment or therapy services to new clients with complex communication issues. Here are some details about it.
Professional consultation is a service provided to Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) seeking specialized in-depth assessment and/or treatment recommendations regarding specific client cases or who are looking to further their professional education in the following specialization areas:
- Performing Independent Evaluations (IEEs) in Special Education Disputes
- Comprehensive Early Intervention Assessments of Monolingual and Bilingual Children
- Speech Language Assessment and Treatment of post-institutionalized Internationally Adopted Children
- Speech Language Assessment and Treatment of Children with Psychiatric and Emotional Disturbances
- Speech and Language Assessment and Treatment of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Assessment and Management of Social Pragmatic Language Disorders
- Speech Language Assessment and Treatment of Bilingual and Multicultural Children
- Speech Language Assessment and Treatment of Severely Cognitively Impaired Clients
- Speech Language Assessment and Treatment of Children with Genetic Disorders
These professional consultation sessions are conducted via GoTo Meeting and includes video conferencing as well as screen sharing.
The goal of this service is to facilitate the SLPs learning process in the desired specialization area. The initial consultation includes extensive literature, material and resource website recommendations, with the exception of Smart Speech Therapy LLC products, which are available separately for purchase through the online store.
The initial consultation length is 1 hour. SLPs are encouraged to forward de-identified client records prior to the consultation for review. In select cases (and with appropriate permissions) forwarding a short video/audio recording (~7 minutes) of the client in question is recommended.
Upon purchasing a consultation the client will be immediately emailed potential dates and times for the consultation to take place. Afternoon, Evening and Weekend hours are available for the client’s convenience. In cases of emergencies consultations may be rescheduled at the client’s/Smart Speech Therapy’s mutual convenience.
While refunds are not available for this type of service, in an unlikely event that the consultation lasts less than 1 hour, leftover time can be banked for future calls without any expiration limits. Call sessions can be requested as needed and conveyed in advance via email. For further information click HERE. You can also call 917-916-7487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wanted to find out whether this service is right for you.
Below is the recent professional consultation testimonial.
Professional Independent Evaluation Consultation Testimonial (8/20/15)
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the mentorship consultation with you yesterday. I learned a great deal, and appreciated your straight forward approach, and most of all, your scholarly input. You are a thorough professional. This new service that you offer is invaluable for many reasons, one of which is that it buffers the clinical isolation of solo private practice. I look forward to our next session, about which I will email you in the next week or so. If stars are given, I give you the maximum number of stars possible! The consultations are pure wonderful!
Aletta Sinoff Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Beachwood OH 44122