online speech therapy

Have You Ever Tried Online Speech Therapy?

Are you a person interested in trying speech therapy over the Internet?  Are you a speech therapist that also has a telepractice?  Keep reading below to learn about a new feature on the NAA site.

Updated Affiliate Directory

We’ve updated our affiliate directory with a new feature. If you go under the drop-down menu for “what are you looking for,” you’ll see a new option: Telepractice. This feature shows you speech therapists that offer online speech therapy. This is a fantastic option for people who cannot travel to speech therapy or have limited clinic options in your area.

We are currently updating listings, so bookmark our directory and check back in a few days to see listings. In the meantime, keep reading below to learn more about online speech therapy.

Add Online Services to Your Listing

Affiliates should update their listing to show that they have a telepractice. We encourage you to update your own listing on the NAA site and check the box stating that you have a telepractice.

If you are having trouble updating your listing, please fill out this form by August 15th and we will take care of all updates on that date.

What is Online Speech Therapy?

What if you could get speech therapy without leaving your home? While in-home services have existed for many years, some speech therapists are moving into telepractices. They deliver speech therapy services via a computer video feed.

online speech therapy

What Is Telepractice?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), telepractice is the act of linking therapists with people who need speech therapy in order to provide services such as assessment or therapy.

“Services are conducted with interactive audio and video connection in real time to create an in-person experience similar to that achieved in a traditional encounter.” Instead of facing one another across a table, you face one another via a camera and screen.

Additionally, therapists can record and pass along video clips to another professional to view later if they can’t be present during the session. The clips can be used to document process with speech therapy.

How Does it Work?

People who want to try telepractice need a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. Practices, like RemoteSpeech, require users to download the program Zoom. Both the therapist and person who needs speech therapy will want to work in quiet, well-lit areas.

You book sessions for telepractice at a set time so both therapist and user can be at the computer or on a mobile device.

ASHA contains additional fact sheets and studies on telepractice if you want to learn more. You will need to contact speech therapists directly if you have questions about pricing or setting up appointments.

What Are the Benefits?

People can remain in a comfortable, familiar space rather than traveling to another building. They do not need to factor in travel time to get to appointments or depend on loved ones for transportation.

Telepractice opens up possibilities, especially for people who live outside metropolitan areas or have limited mobility. Therapy centers can hold support groups online via video feed, enabling people to continue to practice with each other even when they’re not at the center.

What Are the Drawbacks?

Of course, there is also the danger of miscommunication when two people are physically far apart. Therapists may miss subtle body language clues or nuances in tone over the connection. There will be times that people will need to wrestle with technology. Also, there is the frustration that this service will be out of reach for some people due to the equipment costs.

Have you ever tried speech therapy over the computer? Would you want to try this?

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  • Linda Trombley
    May 23, 2017 at 8:27 am


  • Linda Trombley
    May 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Yes it might help my husband

  • Jacqueline Smith
    May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

    We would like to learn more about this therapy, and the cost involved. Our son in now receiving Medicaid, as he has no income.
    I would like to know if Medicaid would cover the cost.

    Jacqueline Smith

  • Chris Greenfield
    May 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    My husband uses TalkPath Live. He has two 30 minute sessions per week at a cost of about $300 per month, in addition to his out patient twice per week speech therapy. His caregiver sets the computer up for him. It has been an added benefit to him. I see a little more improvement. My husband is 13 months post-stroke and has been using TalkPath Live for 6 months. Here is contact info.
    Ellen Engel, MA, CCC-SLP
    Director of Clinical Services
    TalkPath Live
    103 Carnegie Center, Suite 120
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Michael E Beebe
    May 23, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Yes. I’m veteran on a fixed income. Please let me know the cost.
    Mike Beebe

  • Annie
    May 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I am very interested in understanding the cost and possible insurance coverage. Also, how are assessments completed prior to therapy? Is there a device to use for writing subtests or writing therapy?

  • Denise Huddle
    May 23, 2017 at 11:28 am

    We would be very interested. Can you give more information as to cost?

  • Carol Shiner
    May 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm


  • anastasia
    May 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I would like to know if there is any kind of this online therapy in Greek language

  • Philip Robinson
    May 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm
  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I am interested for my husband. What is the cost and frequency?

  • Karen
    May 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Would Medicare pay for this?

  • Patricia MacDonald
    May 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I think this would be a very useful tool in speech therapy. I would like more information and how to get the online service.

  • rose
    May 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Yes, what available for apraxia.?

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Could this work with Primary Progressive Aphasia?

  • Jean davis
    May 24, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Could this work with Primary Progressive Aphasia?

  • Paul Shinnick
    May 24, 2017 at 6:08 am


  • Melva Shrum
    May 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I, too, would like to know the typical cost for a session. My mom needs more speech therapy than she is getting. Prior to the stroke, she enjoyed her computer very much.

  • Marilyn
    May 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I would like to try this.
    I can hardy talk because I am slow talking and people don’t listen to me. Even my doctor

  • Bob Simpson
    May 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Yes, This might be a perfect solution to getting my wife to entertain speech therapy again. I would like to know the costs involved and if Medicare will cover any of them.

  • Julie
    May 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Yes, I would like to try it.

  • Mary Dixon
    June 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    The first time I went through speech therapy, it was on my nickle. Later, to try to fine tune and improve my ability to talk better and learn how to cope with understanding what I could hear, it was covered by insurance. Can it further help? Would it be my expense? If it is on my nickle, forget it. I can’t afford it. I can cope okay but there are times I am depressed and discouraged that people just don’t get it.

  • Maggie
    January 17, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia by a neurologist in Coeur d’ alene, ID. I live in a rural community. I need support. I have a computer and a smart phone I can text on. I can’t get people to understand me on the phone and my husband is having trouble understanding me now. I text my family mostly. Where do I get help.

  • Meg Mackay
    February 2, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I would be interested in this…. What is the cost and does Medicare cover it?

  • Lori
    March 31, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    How much does this cost? My son is 14 and has a hard time saying his Rs

  • Anonymous
    June 6, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I’d like to know the cost as well.

  • Vicky Marketti
    July 18, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    my husband suffered his second hemorraghic stroke on June 28, 2018. His first one was December 2014 and he had recovered rather remarkably from. was able to communicate almost without any issues. word finding was his biggest issue. Now he is nonverbal as has apraxia as well as aphasia. Came home from acute therapy yesterday and I am setting up in home OT, PT and Speech therapy for him. Would love to know the cost of this program. Thank you.

  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

    yes i would like to try Sharon Clarke

  • Stuart Paul
    August 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I would say about 30 people asked about cost and/or whether insurance covers it. Is anyone going ro answer this question?

  • Melissa Ford
    August 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Unfortunately, you will need to contact speech therapists directly for pricing and insurance questions.


    “You will need to contact speech therapists directly if you have questions about pricing or setting up appointments.”

  • Allison Geller
    August 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I enjoy using telepractice for aphasia in my own speech pathology practice. I like using it because of the convenience that it provides to the client and the family. An added benefit is that the client is seen in their natural environment with helps with carryover of skills learned in therapy. You can learn more about telepractice on my blog page at

  • Damon Jackson
    September 15, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I have Aphasia since October 13, 2013

  • Nicole Martindill
    September 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

    My son is almost 18 and has requested some more speech therapy. I would like more information on this program. Thank you!

  • Carol Shiner
    November 14, 2018 at 10:44 am


  • Nutan
    December 16, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I am Speech language Pathologist practicing in India since 12years . Dealing with patients with neurocommunincation disorders. Looking forward to join in the team for tell therapy. Will like to take training

  • Bob
    June 13, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Hey everyone,

    This is something that Global Teletherapy has been doing for a while now. Aside from hiring SLPs to work with school via teletherapy, they’re also a phenomenal resource that puts out weekly blog posts dealing with online speech therapy. I for one have found them to be incredibly helpful.

  • Silvia RM
    June 23, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Muy interesante, gracias

  • Valerie A. Venezia
    August 4, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Traveling to appointments in general are very inconvenient for so many reasons, especially for individuals with long-term & multiple conditions that need treatment. Being able to stay home and plan ur week with online sessions will make it easier to complete multiple treatments which will cause individuals to quickly get their issue stable so they can have time to enjoy their life.

  • Kim Parker
    August 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Can this be covered by insurance medicaid/Medicare?

  • Senta
    October 30, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I am a Speech Therapist in IL who provides teletherapy speech therapy.

  • Sana Bose
    May 7, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    I am very much interested this speech therapy for my autistic son.

  • sue corder
    June 10, 2020 at 11:25 am

    My son is looking to have a procedure to fix his tongue-tied issue but is in need of therapy before and after for a short time. Please contact me with information on your services.

  • Valeria Maslova
    August 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm


    I am an online speech therapist. I have my own company: online logopedie Valeria Maslova. I work with children and adults with problems with the language and speech, in Dutch and English. The sessions are fully reimbursed by Dutch insurances. Without insurance it is around 28,00 euros per session. This is negotiable! Feel free to contact me! I have no waiting list 🙂 I have a lot experience.

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