Special Education & Mental Health Services
The Benefits of Partnering with E-Therapy
E-Therapy offers a “menu” of services to any school district or school from traditional public schools and charter schools to small private schools and fully virtual schools in suburban and urban areas in need of teletherapy services. School admin can choose from speech language therapy, occupational and physical therapy services for students grades PreK-12. Face-to-face, live, online therapy sessions are provided using E-Therapy’s own secure video conferencing, compliance-auditing STAR platform. Also, E-Therapy offers mental health services which can include social work, counseling and psychological evaluations. Through its eWELLENESS program, E-Therapy is committed to holistically supporting students, staff, teachers, and administrators in developing their mental well-being while also partnering to break down common barriers in order to support mental health programming. Highly-qualified therapists, in addition to mental health counselors, are hired and trained to customize services to truly engage students on every level to ensure their success in the classroom and beyond. All therapists have years of experience working in a myriad of school settings with varying student populations. They are state and nationally certified. Additionally, E-Therapy conforms to all HIPAA, FERPA and industry standards.
Why your School should Work with E-Therapy
Over the past 13 years, E-therapy, an innovative teletherapy company, has been an expert in the field with an award-winning technology platform that provides speech, occupational and physical therapy services to underserved students nationwide. Its mission is to support the whole school community’s well-being, ensuring lasting results for both students and educators. With its flexibility, each therapy program is tailored to fit each individual school to meet the needs of district partners. Full-time or part-time therapists are provided and can easily accommodate a district’s hours. Flexible scheduling, individualized services, and tracking and reporting services are offered to ensure consistent, high-quality therapy services for students. In addition, E-Therapy always works according to students’ IEPs and annual goals as well as what works best for a school’s program. If a school has in-house therapists but not a way to deliver services online, E-Therapy’s eSMART platform is the most resourceful, online, teletherapy management platform to ensure top-level support for a student services team. School-based teams are trained to get virtual sessions up and running with zero frustration. There is no commitment and no caseload limits. Furthermore, E-Therapy recently introduced its new eWELLNESS program, a mental health solution for the whole school community. With these direct therapy services available to students, a data-driven, evidenced-based screening assessment model to support students' immediate mental health needs was created for staff to identify students in need. And because K-12 school administrators, educators and staff often overlook their own well-being, E-Therapy initiated an “educator wellness series” of interactive group sessions for teachers, school counselors, social workers and administrators on a wide range of topics to help them handle emotional stress.
How E-Therapy can Help (Montana) Schools
There is a lot a school district or school needs to consider when choosing a teletherapy provider. The first and most important is the company’s level of experience and expertise. E-Therapy has been operating and running a service based, people-centered teletherapy business through an online, real-time, delivery model for the last 13 years. It was founded by a working speech therapist, Diana Parafiniuk, who wanted to reach more students and be more effective with the therapy she was providing. She understood that traditional, onsite therapy wasn't enough and knew she had to provide speech therapy to students wherever they were located. Through her innovation, research, and investigation, she leveraged existing technologies to provide teletherapy services remotely and thus E-Therapy was created. The second consideration for school officials is minimum caseload requirements and cost. Because Parafiniuk knows every student has the right to receive services, E-Therapy doesn’t require a minimum caseload. New schools are offered a pilot program of any enrollment size so that E-Therapy representatives can demonstrate the benefits of services while simultaneously addressing immediate online therapy needs. In addition, E-Therapy includes a fully transparent real-time billing system. The third item to consider when choosing a teletherapy provider is to think about real-time services and session tracking. E-Therapy’s face-to-face, live, online therapy sessions use a secure video conferencing platform integrated into its compliance-auditing STAR platform. And the final consideration to think about is support and training for therapists and staff. The STAR platform offers a unique bundle of support which includes one-on-one training, personalized on-boarding, complete student/therapist set-up, and a library of resource/training tools. One of the most helpful parts of training is that the E-Therapy STAR platform comes with a live trainer to help school therapists get online quickly and with ease. The E-Therapy platform does the rest, taking all of the heavy lifting out of the way. Additionally, E-Therapy conforms to all HIPAA, FERPA and industry standards.
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