Telepractice is the use of telecommunications technology to deliver speech, language, and academic services to a client who is in a different physical location than the therapist. Our team skillfully uses online platforms and interactive, digital materials to provide our clients with quality care for effective therapy progress online. While in-person evaluations are typically required before beginning teletherapy services, there are exceptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are seeking a speech-language or academic evaluation or therapy, please call 978-296-4486 or email info@speechmattersma.com to discuss your needs in greater detail. We are happy to hear about what you are looking for and ways we can support you or your child’s communication and academic skills via online means!

Teletherapy sessions are 45-minutes in length and clients will receive electronic appointment reminders. We encourage parent/caregiver involvement in teletherapy similar to in-person office visits, either through engaging in part of the sessions or through review/education at the end of the sessions. Sessions are motivating with breaks and games; homework is given at the end of sessions for continued practice at home.

For those families utilizing insurance benefits for services, Speech Matters will bill your insurance company. As noted in our Payment Policy, we cannot guarantee insurance coverage. Co-payments/co-insurance/deductibles and any client responsibility balances can be paid by phone or mail. Please contact billing@speechmattersma.com with any billing related questions.

Our telepractice services comply with national, state, and professional regulations and policies. Our therapists who provide teletherapy are trained in telepractice. Teletherapy adheres to the Code of Ethics (ASHA, 2016a), Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA, 2016b), state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.-c]), and ASHA policy.

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