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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

Registration Fee: $695
Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days.

Group/Team Discount (2 or more): $500 per registrant

Contact for registration process

Workshop is limited to 20 attendees


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.


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.



  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


  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


  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


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.


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

AG Bell Academy

Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive 10 LSLS CEUs from AG Bell Academy.


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.

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The Lucerne Hotel
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(215) 875-1000

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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).


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 provides train service along the Northeast Corridor. Explore rates at

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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