So here we are.
I am not a teletherapist- and you're probably not, either, since you're here, reading this blog article! As an SLP, I'm used to in-person sessions, with regular, old-fashioned toys and games. But, one of the many things that has changed since COVID-19 has struck, is that I am now providing services for my clients who use AAC (augmentative alternative communication) via teletherapy.
I wanted to share what I've learned so far, so you can avoid the headaches, mistakes, and save time in learning how to do teletherapy with your clients who use AAC.
This is HUGE for me. I use my document camera I made out of an old webcam and mic stand to model on AAC devices/low-tech supports (i.e., my iPad with AAC apps and a core vocabulary board). This allows the client to see your device on their big screen, as opposed to you holding it up to the camera that views your face and modeling awkwardly next to your face. You can find document cameras on Amazon, but...
If you're a Speech-Language Pathologist like myself, you've seen the accounts on social media that sell their products online or their services online.
I'm sure you've thought about what it would be like to have your own online business that could bring in some extra money each month.
In this article, we discuss 5 businesses that have the potential to bring you an income outside your 9-5 therapy gig.
Here are some possibilities:
1) Etsy Store
2) Teachers Pay Teachers
3) App development
4) Online courses
There aren't too many SLPs doing Etsy stores, at this time. There is a lot of opportunity to create cute mugs, t-shirts, lanyards, jewelry, and other speechie-themed products. Aside from physical products, you could also create a digital product, which would mean 0 inventory! Digital products could include a picture, poster, visual supports for clients/patients, and planners. Check out Etsy.com to do some searching for yourself to see what products are sold...
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