The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for therapists is increasing by 23% every year - 7% faster than other industries. In addition, there are thousands of open therapy jobs each year that will not be filled. Our mission is to help close this gap and connect specialized clinicians with the people who need them. Online therapy, often referred to as telepractice, is an extremely viable option with advances in Internet infrastructures and computer capabilities. With online therapy there are no barriers to providing these services that IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) requires schools to provide.
Gone are the days when you're out of compliance. Gone are the days when scheduling is impossible. Gone are the days that require you to pull students out of their core classes. Online therapy is the way of the future and can very easily be coupled with on-site services. VST's online therapy service can provide a full scale solution, a hybrid on-site/online solution, or consultative solutions.
VST was started in 2011 by a group of speech-language pathologists, linguists, and software engineers who recognized a resource shortage in a changing world. ASHA and the National Center for Education Statistics report that 1 in 5 special education students need speech-language therapy. With growing SLP shortages and amazing technological developments, VST's Telepractice solution is an increasingly viable option for schools, individuals, and other organizations. VST has a network of hundreds of speech-language pathologists and several licensed therapists in every state. With this massive network, we connect people with a specialized therapist no matter where they live.
VST is also the first Telepractice to implement the revolutionary Speech Buddies. They are a series of tools that can fix articulation disorders twice as fast as traditional methods.