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TC2 Futures Initiative: Teachers College Teletherapy Connection

January 8 - 9, 2018

January 8, 2018 - January 9, 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm EST each day
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Early Registration Fee (by Dec 1st): $695
Regular Registration Fee (after Dec 1st): $795
Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days.

Group/Team Discount (2 or more): Contact cps@tc.columbia.edu

Workshop is limited to 20 attendees


Overview

This two-day experiential workshop provides participants with the tools and practices to effectively serve people with communication disorders and their families via teletherapy. Participants will examine the research supporting tele-intervention, investigate issues surrounding billing, licensing, and technology requirements, and have a chance to plan and implement an actual teletherapy session.

Topics

Attendees will:

  • gain proficiency in the use of distance technology to overcome barriers to service for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, preparing them to meet the needs of the field in the 21st century.
  • use best practices in family-centered intervention to coach parents and caregivers from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • learn the skills necessary to establish and implement a teletherapy program to deliver clinical and educational services to people with communication disorders.

Schedule

DAY ONE

  8:30AM - Check-In, Breakfast

  9:00AM - Welcome and Introduction, Course Outline

  9:30AM - Introduction to Teletherapy Concepts, History, and Research

10:30AM - Kids and Tech

10:45AM - BREAK

11:00AM - Learning Lab: Webcams, Microphones, and Telepractice Platforms

12:00PM - LUNCH BREAK

  1:30PM - Engaging Children, Families, Clients, Assistants, and Schools Across Distances

  3:00PM - BREAK

  3:15PM - Learning Lab: Screensharing, Applications, and Resources for Teletherapy

  4:00PM - Session Ends

DAY TWO

  8:30AM - Check-In, Breakfast

  9:00AM - Teletherapy Licensing, Regulations, and Documentation

10:00AM - Assessment Considerations

10:30AM - BREAK

10:45AM - Learning Lab: Scheduling and Planning a Teletherapy Session (in groups)

12:00PM - LUNCH

  1:30PM - Prep for Teletherapy Session (in groups)

  2:00PM - Practice Teletherapy Session

  3:00PM - Teletherapy Session Debrief

  3:45PM - Wrap-Up and Evaluations

  4:00PM - Session Ends

Faculty

Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is an Auditory Verbal Therapist in private practice. She serves families around the world via teletherapy and mentors aspiring Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certified professionals. She has served families and trained professionals in the Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Kenya, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, and Zambia. Her research interests include family-centered early intervention, culturally responsive practice, and outcomes for children with hearing loss. Elizabeth is a member of the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities and PhD student at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Audience

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Teachers of the Deaf, and program administrators who either currently deliver teletherapy or are interested in learning how to begin.

Continuing Education

This program will be offered for continuing education credit from both the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.

HOTEL INFORMATION

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Our location

Teachers College, Columbia University is located at 525 West 120th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. The closest subway stop is the 116th Street/Columbia University stop, accessed by the 1 train. After getting off the train, Teachers College is a couple of blocks North, about 5 minutes walking distance.

Hotel Beacon (4 stars) Ranked #1 of 29 on the Upper West Side
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
NY, NY 10023
(212) 787-11100
You could either chose a $10.00 taxi cab ride, or a 25-30 minute subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop. You then walk the short 4 blocks to Teachers College.

The Lucerne Hotel (4 stars) Ranked # 2 of 29 on the Upper West Side
201 West 79th Street, NY, NY (215) 875-1000
This involves about a $10.00 taxi cab ride to Teachers College, Columbia University located at 525 West 120th Street ; or, a short (25-30 minutes) subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

JFK AND NEWARK

There are two international airports in the New York City area: (1) JFK international airport; and, (2) Newark International Airport.

TAXI FROM JFK: JFK is located in Queens Borough of NYC. Teachers College, Columbia University is located in the Manhattan Borough of NYC. Taking a taxi would be the most convenient way to reach Manhattan from the JFK airport. It costs about $50 to reach any destination in Manhattan from the JFK, whether it is your hotel or Teachers College, Columbia University.

SUBWAY FROM JFK: Taking the subway from JFK is another option for reaching Manhattan where Teachers College, Columbia University is located. However, this option is much slower (e.g. up to 1 hour and 45 minutes) and rather inconvenient when carrying luggage (up and down several sets of stairs). You can take the airport shuttle to Howard Beach station to board A Train which takes you to 42nd Street/Times Square where you transfer to No. 1 subway train (select the UPTOWN 1 train). You would get off at 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station.

TAXI FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Newark airport is located in the city of Newark, New Jersey. A taxi from Newark to Manhattan or to the college costs about $50.

TRAIN AND SUBWAY FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: You can also take a train to reach in Manhattan from the Newark Airport. The train will take you from Newark to the Penn Station stop in Manhattan; once there, you can transfer to the No. 1 Subway train, heading uptown, allowing you to reach the 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station).

CLOSEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT: LAGUARDIA

TAXI FROM LAGUARDIA: The closest domestic airport is the LaGuardia Airport. A taxi costs about $30-$35 or more to reach most hotels Manhattan, and about $30 to reach Teachers College, Columbia University by taxi.

SUBWAY FROM LAGUARDIA: You can also take bus No. M60 which takes you directly to the West Gate at 116th and Broadway. Teachers College, Columbia University is a short walk, being located at 525 West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE

Amtrak provides train service along the Northeast Corridor. Explore rates at www.amtrak.com

Amtrak involves an approximately $20 taxi ride from 31st and 8th Avenue to 120th and Broadway (525 West 120th Street—between Broadway and Amsterdam). Or, a 20-30 minutes subway ride on the 1 train from 34th street to 116th street. Then walk North to 120th and Broadway.

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