Have you Heard of Teletherapy? We have and we are very excited about it!!
Telehealth is endorsed by American Speech Language & Hearing Association, (ASHA) the American Occupational Therapy Association, (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well. Additionally Medicaid has even introduced a billing code for TeleIntervention.
It offers a direct, face-to-face method of delivery for therapy services in the home environment. Telemedicine is an emerging niche and we have great therapists interested in utilizing this technology to bring services to patients of all ages, especially those in rural or less populated areas.
ATS has a HIPAA Compliant, WebEx-based, High Definition, Stereo-Audio Teletherapy equipped clinic ready to go! Our therapists are keen to explore how this new technology will help our state provide greater coverage. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities provided by ATS for your area please contact our office.
Benefits of Teletherapy
· The convenience of meeting with a licensed therapist from anywhere with internet.
· Access to greater range of therapists.
· Extra privacy and comfort. The ease of never having to leave your home. Avoiding issues such as traffic,weather & transportation.
Our team of highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists design individual treatment plans and carefully evaluate these programs on an ongoing basis in order to make changes as appropriate depending on the patient’s progress.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a profession that strives to promote health and well-being through participating in the activities of everyday life (occupations). Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual’s ability to participate by adapting the activity, the environment, and/or the person.
In the pediatric population our programs look to evaluate the performance skills of children and help them to develop the fine & gross motor, sensory processing and cognitive skills that are necessary for activities of daily living. Our therapists are specialized in the treatment and management of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases.
Occupational therapy gives people the skills for the job of living necessary for living life to the fullest.
In all populations, Speech-Language Pathology is a profession that addresses people’s speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs through speech therapy. Speech therapy looks at communication as it includes speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity, voice, resonance, fluency), language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), both receptive and expressive language (including reading & writing), and non-verbal communication such as facial expression, gesture and eye contact.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists are experienced in working with Feeding, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hanen Therapy, Bilingual Therapy, Stuttering and the Use of Sign.
Physical therapy is a profession that strives to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. Physical therapists are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential through promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.
Our physical therapists use a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in the pediatric population. These therapists are specialized in the treatment and management of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.
Alliance of Therapy Specialists is an outpatient facility that provides services within our patient’s homes.
Providing Speech-Language, Occupational and Physical Therapy in the home environment allows our therapists the opportunity to create treatment plans that incorporate the home environment and family participation. The ability to collaborate with the patient’s caregivers/family promotes carryover between sessions and allows for the greatest amount of therapeutic gain for each patient.