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Enhancing Speech-Language Pathology Services for Children: Lessons from COVID-19

Enhancing Speech-Language Pathology Services for Children: Lessons from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the provision of speech-language pathology (SLP) services for children, necessitating innovative approaches to ensure continuous care. According to the research article "Provision of speech-language pathology services for the treatment of speech and language disorders in children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Problems, concerns, and solutions," telepractice has emerged as a viable solution to these challenges. This blog explores how practitioners can enhance their skills by implementing telepractice and encourages further research in this domain.

The Challenges Faced During COVID-19

The pandemic has disrupted traditional face-to-face SLP services due to the high risk of virus transmission. Families of children with communication disorders have experienced increased psychological and economic stress, exacerbating the need for effective and timely interventions.

The Importance of Timely Intervention

Children are often in a critical period of speech and language development. Delays in receiving SLP services can result in long-term academic, social, and economic disadvantages. Early intervention is crucial to mitigate these risks.

Telepractice: A Promising Solution

Telepractice offers a way to deliver SLP services remotely, ensuring that children continue to receive necessary interventions. This approach has shown positive outcomes in various studies and is supported by organizations like the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The Role of Speech-Language-Hearing Associations

Associations play a crucial role in promoting telepractice by offering training and advocating for insurance coverage. They must continue to support research and eliminate barriers to telepractice adoption.

Action Steps for Practitioners

Practitioners should:

To read the original research paper, please follow this link: Provision of speech-language pathology services for the treatment of speech and language disorders in children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Problems, concerns, and solutions


Citation: Tohidast, S. A., Mansuri, B., Bagheri, R., & Azimi, H. (2020). Provision of speech-language pathology services for the treatment of speech and language disorders in children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Problems, concerns, and solutions. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 138, 110262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110262

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