1340 E. Pebble Road #115
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

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Speech Therapy and Covid-19

This year has been a crazy ride for all of us. Whether you work full-time, or you are retired, whether you work in healthcare or the service industry, we have all been experiencing changes in our life because of Covid-19. Unfortunately, we must learn to adapt to this new world we are living in.

At Vegas Voice Institute, we have been doing our best to provide a safe, sanitized, and clean environment for our patients to be seen in the office. Our team sanitizes each room after a patient was seen to ensure the patient and the staff is entering a clean sanitized treatment or procedure room. Our staff wears a mask, our rooms are outfitted with UV filters and we provide plenty of space for patients to socially distance. We also offer Telepractice sessions for most types of treatments when patients would prefer not to come into the office. Telepractice means that we offer therapy via video chat instead of having to come to the office. We want our patients to feel as safe as they do in their own homes.

There are some exams and treatments that we do need to see you in the office. For example, if we are going to evaluate your swallow to make sure that you are eating and drinking safely, we need to see you in the office so that we can be absolutely sure your swallow is safe. But for certain treatments, such as voice therapy or cognitive therapy, we can provide patients with the ability to be seen from home via Telepractice or video chat. If you are thinking about sending your patients to us or if you are a patient and prefer to stay home, we would be more than happy to set up your appointments to be seen from home.

Vegas Voice Institute has been doing therapy sessions for patients by utilizing Telepractice for years before Covid-19 first began. We are not new to Telepractice, so the transition has been going smoothly. Fortunately, we have a great team who can provide you with support if technology is not your strong suit. Of course, we would prefer to see our patients face-to-face, but we want to continue providing service for the people of the Greater Las Vegas Area and this virus is not going to stop us.

Now, Vincent DelGiudice M.S. CCC-SLP is returning to our team, and he will be solely providing therapy via Telepractice. You can check out his bio at this link.

If you have more questions about the precautions, we are taking here at Vegas Voice Institute, feel free to call us anytime. We can also provide you with more information on our ability to do Telepractice with you or your patients. Whether you or your patients are located too far from the office or you feel you or your patients are still not feeling safe because of the Coronavirus, we would be happy to discuss options to provide therapy to you in the safest way possible.

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