Proven Effective

There has been extensive research conducted on the efficacy of telepractice in conducting Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy by both private and public organizations. The results are clear – done properly, telepractice is a very effective delivery research method for both speech and occupational therapy.

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Speech-Language Pathology

  • The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) telepractice positioning statement
  • Speech Language and Audiology Canada (SAC – formerly CASLPA) telepractice positioning paper
  • The Kent State University research study “A Pilot Investigation of Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Delivered by Telehealth to School-Age Children”

Occupational Therapy

  • The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) telehealth positioning statement
  • The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) telehealth positioning paper

Additional Research

  • Michelle K Boisvert, “An investigation of the efficacy of speech and language interventions with students with ASD using telepractice” (January 1, 2012).
  • Victoria Styles, “Service users’ acceptability of videoconferencing as a form of service delivery” (March 11, 2011).
  • J. Telemed Telecare, “Tele-assistance in intellectual disability” (July 1, 2007).
  • Michael P. Towey, “Speech Telepractice: Installing a Speech Therapy Upgrade for the 21st Century” (Fall 2012).
  • Sue Grogan-Johnson et. al, “A Pilot Investigation of Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Delivered by Telehealth to School-Age Children” (Spring 2011).
  • Leora R. Cherney et. al, “Telerehabilitation, Virtual Therapists, and Acquired Neurologic Speech and Language Disorders” (July 31, 2012)
  • Giang Pham, “Addressing Less Common Languages via Telepractice: A Case Example with Vietnamese” (December 2012)
  • Monique C. Waite et al., “Internet-Based Telehealth Assessment of Language Using the CELF-4” (October 2010)
  • Eva Baharav et al., “Using Telepractice in Parent Training in Early Autism” (July/August 2010)
  • Angela Hein Ciccia et. al, “Improving the access of young urban children to speech, language and hearing screening via telehealth” (July 2011)
  • K. Todd Houston et. al, “A Model of Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss Provided through Telepractice” (Winter 2012)
  • Michelle Boisvert et. al, “Telepractice in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review” (2010)
  • Varleisha Gibbs et. al, “Family-Centered Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (October 2011)
  • Gabriella A. Constantinescu et. al, “Home-based speech treatment for Parkinson’s disease delivered remotely: a case report” (December 11, 2009)
  • Sue Grogan-Johnson et. al, “A pilot study comparing the effectiveness of speech language therapy provided by telemedicine with conventional on-site therapy” (March 2, 2010)
  • Mark Krumm et. al, “Providing basic hearing tests using remote computing technology” (2007)
  • Jitske Gulmans et. al, “A web-based communication system for integrated care in cerebral palsy: design features, technical feasibility and usability” (August 24, 2010)
  • Clare Guilfoyle et. al, “Preliminary experience of allied health assessments delivered face to face and by videoconference to a residential facility for elderly people” (2003)
  • Dong-Keun Kim et. al, “A mobile telemedicine system for remote consultation in cases of acute stroke” (2009)
  • Mark Krumm, “Audiology telemedicine” (2007)
  • Victoria Styles, “Service users’ acceptability of videoconferencing as a form of service delivery”
  • Deborah Kully, “Telehealth in speech pathology: applications to the treatment of stuttering” (2000)
  • Pauline A. Mashima et. al, “Overview of Telehealth Activities in Speech-Language Pathology” (December 2008)
  • Claude Sicotte et. al, “Feasibility and outcome evaluation of a telemedicine application in speech–language pathology” (2003)
  • Deborah Theodoros et. al, “Assessment of motor speech disorders online: a pilot study” (2003)
  • Susan E. Palsbo, “Equivalence of functional communication assessment in speech pathology using videoconferencing” (2007)
  • Andrea Leigh Reynolds et. al, “Telehealth applications in speech-language pathology: a modified narrative review” (2009)
  • De Wet Swanepoel et. al, “Intercontinental hearing assessment – a study in tele-audiology” (May 10, 2010)
  • Marjon van der Pol et. al, “Costs and benefits of tele-endoscopy clinics in a remote location” (February 5, 2010)
  • Emmanuelle Careau et. al “Assessing interprofessional teamwork in a videoconference-based telerehabilitation setting” (2008)
  • Deborah Viviane Ferrari et al, “Remote probe microphone measurement to verify hearing aid performance”, (2009)
  • Mark Krumm et. al “Telemedicine for audiology screening of infants”, (2008)
  • Anthony C. Smith et. al “Accuracy of pre-recorded video images for the assessment of rural indigenous children with ear, nose and throat conditions” (November 1, 2006)

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