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Frequently Asked Questions | Phono Logix

Frequently Asked Questions

General

If you are concerned that your child’s speech and language development is not satisfactory, when compared to his peers, please refer to the chart for speech and language developmental milestones.

Check the following chart to know the number of words a child should speak corresponding to his/her age.

Online speech therapy, also known as telepractice or teletherapy is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology or audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client for assessment, intervention,and/or consultation. (American Speech-Language- Hearing Association,ASHA). Telepractice was approved by ASHA as an appropriate method of service delivery in 2005. Speech therapy is carried out through video conferencing using digital resources.

Initially a comprehensive assessment is carried out to identify the problem areas. Individualized goals are planned, based on the assessment. During prescheduled sessions, our speech therapists  interact with our clients via video conferencing, using appropriate therapeutic strategies and exercises needed to achieve the goals. Based on the specific needs of the client, receptive and expressive language skills, clarity of speech, fluency, social communication or any other goals are targeted. Digital resources relevant to the goals are provided which helps in additional practice of skills at home so that the clients can practice between sessions and ensure carry over of the skills.

  1. Telepractice or online speech therapy ensures quality therapy at locations were there are no onsite therapies available.
  2. It is more cost effective as there is no travel cost involved.
  3. It ensures continuity in therapy during difficult family circumstances like parents’ work schedule , birth of a sibling, illness of a family member etc.
  4. Better regularity of therapy is ensured because it saves time and overcomes environmental circumstances like bad weather, traffic jams and other reasons due to which the client is unable to reach a center.
  5. Unlike many conventional therapy sessions, there is complete transparency as the parents/caretakers can monitor the client’s progress in the online sessions.
  6. Online sessions can be recorded for later reference which ensure better practice at home.
  7. Sessions can be accessed from anywhere and the client need not miss a session while travelling.
  8. Online format and a vast variety of digital resources used ensure that children are more interested in the sessions.
  9. In situations like the recent pandemic where all on-site activities are suspended, online therapies ensure continuity of treatment and prevents regression of skills in the client.

We currently have therapists who speak English, Hindi, Malayalam,Tamil and Kannada.

You can call, whatsapp or mail us using the contact details provided provided on the website. Our team will be available to book an appointment at a time suitable for you.

Once you contact us, one of our therapists will collect all basic information regarding your concerns. Then an assessment will be scheduled with a senior therapist. After the assessment, based on the needs of the client, we prepare a customized goal plan. Then we connect with you to plan the schedule for therapy.

We accept  bank transfers, paytm, or google pay.

In case of  children who are younger than 3 years, or those children who do not cooperate for the sessions due to attention deficits or any other concerns, the therapy will concentrate mainly on training and coaching  the parents, demonstrating each goal oriented activity  and guiding them to carry out these activities step by step.

There is plenty of research to prove that online speech therapy is effective.Some of them are listed below.

​An Investigation of the Efficacy of Speech-Language Interventions with Students with ASD Using Telepractice, a study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009 provided empirical evidence which suggested that telepractice service delivery method is an effective and valid way to provide interventions to students with ASD.

A Pilot Exploration of Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Delivered by Teleheath to School-Age Children, a study in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation in 2011 indicates that live interactive videoconferencing appears to be a viable method for delivering intervention for speech sound disorders.

The Efficacy of Telehealth-Delivered Speech and Language Intervention for Primary School-Age Children: A Systematic Review, in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation in 2017 showed no significant difference between teletherapy and traditional in-person therapy for primary school aged children with speech and language challenges. The study did show a significant change in test scores from pre- to post intervention for both groups, so both groups made significant and similar progress during intervention.​

Do Patients Treated for Voice Therapy With Telepractice Show Similar Changes in Voice Outcome Measures as Patients Treated Face-To-Face? by Rangarathnam, B., Gilroy, H., et al. (2016) reviewed studies that addressed treatments such as Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, confidential voice or vocal function exercises, vocal hygiene, flow phonation exercises, relaxation exercises, and Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy. Evidence supported comparable treatment effectiveness for service delivery methods (telepractice and face-to-face).​

Telehealth and Autism: A Systematic Search and Review of the Literature by Sutherland, R., Trembath, D., et al. (2018) in the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology suggests that there may be a range of benefits in using intervention using telehealth to individuals with [autism spectrum disorder] ASD, their families and teachers. Results indicated overall positive outcomes for intervention delivered via telehealth sessions.​​

Telepractice for Adult Speech-Language Pathology Services: A Systematic Review by Weidner, K., & Lowman, J. (2020) is a review of published, peer-reviewed studies investigating the use of speech-language pathology services delivered via telepractice for adult populations (e.g., aphasia, dysphagia, traumatic brain injury).For individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, five studies investigating the provision of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD via remote videoconferencing service delivery reported generally comparable results to in-person sessions.

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