The idea for easyReportPRO was born in 2019. Co-founder and SLP, Michelle Boisvert, always had a passion for technology, organization, data efficiency and overall workload management. When she was experiencing feelings of burnout due to the overwhelming number of evaluations she had, she talked to her computer programmer husband to see how technology, specifically data-optimized templates, could help improve the report writing process. The initial programming for easyReportPRO included hard-coded report templates for specific speech and language evaluations. This was great for Michelle, but the duo wanted to figure out how to expand the use of customized data-optimized templates for any clinician and in any setting.
They started brainstorming possible solutions when the pandemic closed much of the country in March of 2020. This gave them time, lots of time, to really listen to colleagues and look at how individual report elements are written. While a quick online search came up with hundreds of ways to use templates to write faster reports, clinicians are still required to search for the right template, select the needed sections and switch out the information. Despite the many edits, double-checks and reviews, embarrassing errors would still end up in reports. The wrong name or pronouns would be in a paragraph, scores in tables would not match the scores in the descriptive verbiage, or spelling errors would be overlooked. These unintentional mistakes caused clinicians to look unprofessional, hurried, and unprepared for the job. The phrase “Rework the Framework“ kept coming to mind when the pair would dialogue with other clinicians about issues with the current report writing method. That mantra quickly morphed into “Rework Your Own Report Writing Framework“ as it was evident that all clinicians had their own procedures but needed a better way to execute their process.
A small team of clinicians and programmers developed a platform that used data-optimized reporting elements that could be combined to create robust reports for any type of evaluation. They felt that any features part of the platform had to support individual clinicians where they needed it most. Some needed tools to initiate a report, save time, and increase productivity. Others wanted an easier way to search for recommendations or evaluation templates, organize the flow of the report, and eliminate unintentional errors. Just about everyone was searching for a better way to reduce the amount of time they spent reworking reports and wanted to focus their time on more expertise driven sections such as diagnostic impressions or intervention plans. With that in mind, the programming and functionality that ultimately grew into easyReportPRO, was created, trialed, and successfully used for clinical reports.
The team at easyReportPRO is proud of the platform and are excited about the innovative use of technology so that clinicians can showcase their expertise while saving hours of time so they can do what they love.
Michelle Boisvert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, RSP-ADHD
Michelle Boisvert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, RSP-ADHD received her doctoral degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA in 2012. Throughout her studies, the integrative use of technology was the focus of her research as she investigated the use of online speech and language therapy or telepractice for students who were diagnosed with autism. After graduating, she went on to work with school-aged students, clinicians, teams and caregivers. Dr. Boisvert provides training on the use of telepractice, entrance and exit criteria for speech and language services, and executive function strategies. She is the former editor of the Perspectives on Telepractice, a publication offered through the American Speech Hearing Association, is a peer reviewer for several journals, has written many articles and book chapters and continues to expand her research on the use of technology to support workload management.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
- Boisvert, M. (in press). ‘Tele-AAC The Basics’ in Hall, Juengling-Sudkamp, Gutmann and Cohn. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
- Boisvert, M. (2019). ‘Client Selection, Personnel, and Environmental Supports’ in Hall, Juengling-Sudkamp, Gutmann and Cohn. Tele-AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication Through Telepractice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, pp. 99-118.
- Boisvert, M.,K, and Hall, N. (2019). ‘Technology for Tele-AAC: “Off the Shelf” and Advanced AAC Technology’ in Hall, Juengling-Sudkamp, Gutmann and Cohn Tele-AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication Through Telepractice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, pp. 119-138.
- Boisvert, M. K., and Hall, N. (2019). Telepractice for School-Based Speech and Language Services: A Workload Management Strategy. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4(1), 211-216.
- Boisvert, M. (2014). No Student Left Unserved. Yes, telepractice can work with our most behaviorally challenged students in schools. Here’s how. The ASHA Leader, 19(12), 48-52.
- Boisvert, M. and Hall, N. (2014). Telehealth for the use in early autism training for parents: A scoping review. Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth.
- Boisvert, M., Hall, N., Steele, R., (2013). A historical perspective on telepractice: lessons from the field. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 5(1, Spring): 27-38. 5(1).
- Boisvert, M., Hall, N. and Andrianopoulos M.V., Chaclas, J. (2012). Multi-faceted clinical model for delivering telepractice services to individuals with autism. International Journal of Telerehabilitation. 4(2).
- Boisvert, M., Lang, R., Andrianopoulos, M.V., Boscardin, M. (2010). Telepractice in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13(6), 423-432.
Click to View Dr. Boisvert’s full CV
- Boisvert, M. Hall, N. (2018). School-Based Telepractice Services who are AAC Users: Lessons Learned. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
- Boisvert, M., and Hall, N. (2015). A Tale of Two Screens Two telepractice experts share advice on providing clinical services remotely. The ASHA Leader, 20(11), online-only.
- Covert, L, Gorgan-Johnson, S., Boisvert, M., Brown, J., Alvares, R. Campbell, M. (2014). Telepractice: What Do You Know? What Do You Want to Know? American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
- Boisvert, M., Towey, M., Crowley, C., Krumm, M. (November, 2014). Expand your Horizons: International Telepractice in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
- Boisvert, M. and Hall, N. (November, 2014). The Use of Telehealth in Early Autism Training for Parents. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
- Carrozza, S., Boisvert, M. Andrianopoulos, M. (November, 2013). Behavioral Analysis in Telepractice Settings vs. On-Site Settings With an Individual with Autism American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
- Boisvert, M., Hall, N., Andrianopoulos, M. (April, 2013). Evidence-Based Telepractice with Individuals with Autism and Other Communication Disorders. Council of Academic Programs, Phoenix, AZ. Invited Conference.
- Boisvert, M., Andrianopoulos, M., Kurland, J., Boscardin, ML. (November, 2012). Evidence Based Speech and Language Interventions for Students with ASD Using Telepractice: A Case Series. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.
- Boisvert, M., McManus, S., Andrianopoulos, M.V. (November, 2011). Poster presentation. Telepractice for Students Diagnosed with PDD-NOS and Frontoparietal Cyst: Case Studies. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA.