Apply Today

If you are looking for a rewarding career
in online therapy apply today!

APPLY NOW

Sign Up For a Demo Today

Does your school need
Online Therapy Services

SIGN UP

Speech and Language Services Using Telehealth: A Practitioner’s Guide to Improving Skills

Speech and Language Services Using Telehealth: A Practitioner’s Guide to Improving Skills

The use of telehealth technology for speech and language services in remote and underserved areas is an exciting development in the field of speech-language pathology. The research article titled "Speech and Language Services Using Telehealth Technology In Remote and Underserviced Areas" by ShawnaLee Margaret Jessiman provides valuable insights into the efficacy and challenges of this approach.

This blog post will explore the key findings from the research and offer practical suggestions for practitioners looking to implement telehealth services effectively.

Key Findings

Practical Suggestions for Practitioners

Based on the research findings, here are some practical suggestions for practitioners looking to implement telehealth services:

1. Ensure High-Quality Equipment

Using high-quality microphones, cameras, and monitors is essential. Consider using head-mounted microphones to reduce external noise and improve sound quality. Lapel microphones and vests can also be beneficial, especially for children who may fidget with wires.

2. Optimize Room Setup

The room where telehealth sessions are conducted should be acoustically and visually treated. Use heavy curtains to absorb sound and medium blue colors for visual contrast. Ensure the room is quiet and free from disruptions.

3. Train Facilitators

Having trained facilitators at both sites is crucial. Facilitators should be knowledgeable in using the equipment, troubleshooting issues, and understanding basic speech and language techniques.

4. Select Suitable Clients

Clients who have highly motivated families or access to an aide are excellent candidates for telehealth services. Ensure that clients can focus and attend to tasks during sessions.

5. Adjust Service Delivery

Start with direct treatment from the SLP and gradually involve parents or assistants more actively. Shorter sessions (20-40 minutes) are suitable for younger children, while older clients may benefit from longer sessions (30-60 minutes).

Encouraging Further Research

While the preliminary findings are promising, continued investigation into the cost-effectiveness and reliability of telehealth is recommended. Practitioners are encouraged to conduct further research and share their experiences to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in this area.

To read the original research paper, please follow this link: Speech and Language Services Using Telehealth Technology In Remote and Underserviced Areas.

Apply Today

If you are looking for a rewarding career
in online therapy apply today!

APPLY NOW

Sign Up For a Demo Today

Does your school need
Online Therapy Services

SIGN UP

Apply Today

If you are looking for a rewarding career
in online therapy apply today!

APPLY NOW

Sign Up For a Demo Today

Does your school need
Online Therapy Services

SIGN UP