Why Online Therapy for K-12 Schools

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Online therapy is effective, affordable and people like it.

Whether you are looking for Online Speech TherapyOccupational Therapy (OT)School Psychology, or Mental Health Services (Social Work, Counseling, Behavioral Intervention, Assessments, etc) there’s never been a better time to get them for schools.

Online therapy (also known as teletherapy, telehealth, telemedicine, or telepractice) is backed by decades of research, but has only recently started to grow in its application and popularity. If you’re like most educators, you might still be a little unfamiliar with this type of therapy’s processes, quality, and benefits. You may have questions such as, “How effective is online therapy,” or, “Why online therapy for schools.” As such, we would expect that you might have some questions and even reservations about trying something new. Specifically, many are interested in the online therapy benefits for k-12 students and its efficacy, affordability, and the perception of parents and the public.

An Integrated Solution is the right way to go because combining on-site and online therapists can increase cost efficiency, greater efficacy, and greater student outcomes. In some cases, staffing your school or district 100% with online therapists is the only or best option, and we can do that too.

How Effective Is Online Therapy?

eLuma is backed by an ever-growing body of academic research. In fact, well over 100 studies from accredited universities and research organizations have concluded that online therapy is not only effective, but also produces similar, if not highly competitive outcomes compared to onsite therapy. Download the research guide.

The use of telepractice does not remove any existing responsibilities in delivering services, including adherence to the various codes of ethics, scopes of practice, state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, HIPAA, etc.), as well as policy documents on professional practices. Therefore, the quality of services delivered via telepractice must be consistent with the quality of services delivered face-to-face.

The use of telepractice does not remove any existing responsibilities in delivering services, including adherence to the various codes of ethics, scopes of practice, state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, HIPAA, etc.), as well as policy documents on professional practices. Therefore, the quality of services delivered via telepractice must be consistent with the quality of services delivered face-to-face.

The US Dept of Health & Resources, the Mayo Clinic, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Stuttering Foundation, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Online therapy is here to stay. Every year, more and more schools and districts from all over the country are going with online therapy services. Some are just looking to fill vacancies, but a growing number are seeking the unique advantages that enable them to expand their capabilities and improve their overall performance with eLuma.

Teletherapy for schools is affordable.

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Integrated models
produce savings

More and more districts are discovering that eLuma is affordable and can produce savings. Our pricing makes us very competitive against national averages, but in many cases, our integrated solutions provide efficiencies that can reduce therapy costs by several thousand dollars (or more).

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eLuma is
budget friendly

In a recent survey of Special Education Directors at the CASE/NASDSE Convention, over 61% of those interested in using online therapy listed cost as their primary concern. With ever-tightening budgets, many administrators are understandably wary of adding more expenses to their bottom line. While it is true that some online therapy providers can be quite costly, the perception that online therapy is too expensive is mostly unfounded.

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We provide a free consultation to help you identify areas where you might reduce your costs and simultaneously improve your ability to deliver a broader range of high-quality therapy services.

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