What is tele-intervention?

Tele-intervention (TI) allows patients to receive services through a video connection. Clients sign into a no-cost video conference site and connecting with a service provider at Utah State University (USU).

Who can utilize tele-intervention?

The TI program at USU is for children and adults of all ages, including:

  • Infants and toddlers (birth to age three) who use hearing technology to develop listening and spoken language. Services have a strong ‘parent coaching’ component to help parents learn strategies for helping their child develop spoken language within their natural home environment.
  • Preschool and school-age children who would benefit from additional services outside of their regular school day activities.
  • Older teens and adults who recently received a cochlear implant and who could benefit from short-term supports in learning to use this technology and maximizing their listening benefit.

Why is intervention needed after receiving cochlear implants or hearing aids?

After receiving cochlear implants or hearing aids, the brain must learn a new way of listening to make sense of the sounds being heard.

What are the benefits of tele-intervention?

  • Expertise: All services provided or supervised by licensed professionals with expertise in LSL development.
  • Convenience: Services are provided from the comfort of your own home.
  • Consistency: Services are more consistent because of fewer missed visits due to minor illness or weather.
  • Access: Services available anywhere that has an internet connection.

Are the services as beneficial as face-to-face services?

Research shows TI services offer equal or greater benefits than face-to-face services.

Do I need special equipment to sign up for tele-intervention?

All you need is a computer or a tablet device with a camera and access to the internet (internet service with minimum of 2.0 Mbps upload speed is preferred for optimal signal).

Contact for Additional Info

Please contact us for additional information and details. Tele-Intervention contact:

Lauri Nelson, Ph.D.