The webinar is sponsored by PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy for K-12 school districts. Our web-based approach to live online speech therapy is highly effective and affordable. We now deliver 5,000 sessions a month that are individualized, curriculum-relevant and evidence-based using our nationwide network of SLPs.

Webinar Title: Speech Telepractice: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Time: 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT)

Cost: No Charge

Abstract: ASHA acknowledges the need to expand the use of technology to enhance the delivery of clinical services-- including telepractice. Although the technology to deliver SLP services at a distance has been available for years, the cost and complexity limited its adoption. While practical questions still remain and telepractice does not meet every need, simple, inexpensive technologies are now enabling a growing number of schools to adopt telepractice to improve outcomes, address critical personnel shortfalls and fill gaps in speech-language services.

Join a nationwide audience of SPED leaders for this timely one-hour webinar. Dr. Barbara J. Moore, with over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience in SPED practice and administration, will moderate a panel of SPED administrators and clinical experts who have in-depth knowledge and experience with telepractice. These experts will share what they have learned first hand about “the good, the bad and the ugly” and answer live questions from the audience during this exciting, informative session.

    SPED Ahead

During this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of SLP telepractice based on real-world examples.
  • Gain insight about the roles and responsibilities of the special ed administrator, the SLP, and teachers in relation to telepractice and its outcomes.
  • Become familiar with the body of research supporting telepractice for the delivery of speech therapy in education settings.


  • Dr. Barbara J. Moore, EDD, CCC-SLP  — Executive Director and Vice President of the Kids Institute for Development and Advancement; former Director of Special Youth Services at the Anaheim Union High School District in Anaheim, California, and ASHA's Vice President for Planning


  • Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP — Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; former President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Dr. Lynda Donahue — SPED Director for Vacaville Unified School District, Vacaville, California
  • Melissa Jakubowitz, CCC-SLP — VP of SLP Services, PresenceLearning