Speech-Language Pathologists can improve your life. If their presence can have such a profound impact on your quality of life, what do you think their absence does? How frustrating is it to know that there are strategies that could help you…if you could simply have regular access to therapy services? Telepractice is a solution.
Telepractice is a medium that brings a service provider to you. For example, you could meet via video conferencing tools or on-line on a computer. A common question I hear is ‘does it work?’. Yes. When the technology and the service provider are prepared for service excellence, telepractice yields life changing results. Contact me anytime if you would like the recipe for success.
There is some very new research available that supports telepractice as an effective medium for increasing access to quality services. Steve Hards from Telecare Aware forwarded this recent study on the efficacy of treating stuttering via telehealth. The results were shared in COMD News: Events and Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders.
The results were as follows:
“Conclusions & Implications: The results provide evidence to support the use of the Camperdown Program delivered by telehealth as an alternate to the face-to-face treatment delivery of this programme for adults who stutter. Such a model will increase accessibility to this evidence-based treatment for adults currently isolated from treatment services.”
To view the article, follow the link: http://callierlibrary.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial-of-a-telehealth-treatment-for-chronic-stuttering-the-camperdown-program-2/
Latest Developments in Telepractice for SLPs and Audiologists: http://www.asha.org/practice/telepractice/
For other information about telehealth developments: http://www.telecareaware.com/
Marnee Brick, MSc
Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Speech Therapy
TinyEYE Therapy Services (Speech Therapy Telepractice)