31: Let’s Chat Research Behind COVID and Teletherapy

research about COVID and teletherapy; SLP Hallie Sherman and Meredith Harold

The last six months of COVID have been a real rollercoaster ride, right? Most of us have adapted our lives to fit the requirements of a school shutdown or remote work. We quickly learned how to use teletherapy to meet with our speech students and still be as effective as possible. 


So, what does the industry research say about teletherapy and the trends we have seen because of COVID?* In this episode, I’m excited to dive into the research with Meredith Harold from The Informed SLP. Meredith Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP is a scientist and clinician, working to find realistic solutions to implement our field’s best research in practice. She is also the founder and owner of The Informed SLP—a website dedicated to connecting clinicians and scientists with each other’s work. 



In This Episode You’ll Discover:


  • The journey that brought Meredith to create The Informed SLP
  • How The Informed SLP helps summarize research from the industry
  • Why Meredith’s team saw the importance of teletherapy research
  • Meredith’s predictions on future research about teletherapy for SLPs
  • Advice for SLPs who are overwhelmed with teletherapy for their students
  • Research regarding children of different ages and COVID
  • Unique challenges to returning to school after COVID break
  • Meredith’s favorite bit of advice for SLPs

research about COVID and teletherapy; SLP Hallie Sherman and Meredith Harold

After listening in, I hope you feel a sense that everything will work out and be okay. The future may still have some surprises for SLPs, but we are equipped with the skills necessary to help our students succeed. 


*Disclaimer: This interview was recorded early summer 2020 before any plans for the 2020-2021 school year were announced. 


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