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Telepractice in the News

Telepractice and Schools: Optimizing Professional Resources Both Near and Far
http://www.asha.org/practice/telepractice/telepracticeandschools.htm

Speech Language Clinicians Connect with Telepractice
http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/02/02/speech-language-clinicians-connect-with-telepractice.aspx

Bottom Line: Telepractice Reimbursement on the Rise
http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2012/121009/Bottom-Line--Telepractice-Reimbursement-on-the-Rise.htm


Research and Evidence to Support the use of Telepractice

To date, published studies support the use of telepractice applications for the delivery of health care services. 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2002). Survey of telepractice use among audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Rockville, MD: Author.
Baron, C., Hatfield, B., & Georgeadis, A. (2005). Management of communication disorders using family member input, group treatment, and telerehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 12(2), 49–56.
Boisvert, M., Lang, R., Andrianopoulos, M., & Boscardin, ML. (2010).  Telepractice is the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13(6), 423-32.
Boisvert, M., Hall, N., Andrianopoulos, M., Chaclas, J. (2012). The multi-faceted implementation of telepractice to service individuals with autism. International Journal of Telerehabilitation.
Brady, A. (2007). Moving toward the future: providing speech-language pathology services via telehealth. Home Healthcare Nurse, 25(4), 240–244.
Brennan, D. M., Georgeadis, A., and Baron, C. (2002). Telerehabilitation tools for the provision of remote speech-language pathology treatment. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 8(4), 71–78.
Brennan, D. M., Georgeadis, A. C., Baron, C. R., and Barker, L. M. (2004). The effect of videoconference-based telerehab on story retelling performance by brain injured subjects and its implication for remote speech-language therapy. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 10(2), 147–154.
Brown, J. (2003). Telepractice in speech-language pathology and audiology. Telehealth Practice Report, 8(1), 1, 2, 15.
Choi, J. M., Lee, H. B., Park, C. S., Oh, S. H. & Park, K. S. (2007). PC-based tele-audiometry. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 13(5), 501–508.
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. (2004). Use of Telepractice Approaches in Providing Services to Patients/Clients [PDF, Position statement].
Crutchley, S. & Campbell, M. (2010). TeleSpeech therapy pilot project: Stakeholder satisfaction. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 2, 23–30.
Denton, D. (2003). Ethical and legal issues related to telepractice. Seminars in Speech and Language, 24(4), 313–322.
Denton, D. (2005). Ethical and legal issues related to telepractice. Seminars in Hearing, 26, 43–52.
Duffy, J. R., Werven, G. W., and Aronson, A. E. (1997). Telemedicine and the diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Mayo Clin Proc, 72, 1116–1122.
Elangovan, S. (2005). Telehearing and the Internet. Seminars in Hearing, 26, 19–25.
Georgeadis, A. C. Brennan, D. M., Barker, L. M., and Baron, C. R. (2004). Story retelling performance and subject feedback from adults with neurogenic impairments in both face-to-face and remote videoconference settings. Clinical Aphasiology, 18 (5,6,7), 639–652.
Givens, G. D., & Elangovan, S. (2003). Internet Application to Tele-Audiology—"Nothin' but Net". American Journal of Audiology, 12, 59–65.
Glykas, M., & Chytas, P. (2004). Technology assisted speech and language therapy. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 73(6), 529–541.
Hart, J. (2010). Expanding access to telespeech in clinical settings: Inroads and challenges. Telemedicine and eHealth, 16, 922–924.
Hill, A., and Theodoros, D. (2002). Research into telehealth applications in speech-language pathology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8, 187–196.
Hill, A. J., Theodoros, D. G., Russell, T. G., Cahill, L. M., & Ward, E. C. (2006). An Internet-Based Telerehabilitation System for the Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 45–56.
Hill, A. J., Theodoros, D. G., Russell, T. G., & Ward, E. C. (2009). The redesign and re-evaluation of an Internet-based telerehabilitation systems for the assessment of dysarthria in adults. Telemedicine and e-Health, 15, 840–850.
Kokesh, J., Ferguson, A. S., Patricoski, C., and LeMaster, B. (2009). Traveling an audiologist to provide otolaryngology care using store and forward telemedicine. Telemedicine and e-Health, 15, 758–763.
Krumm, M. (2007). Audiology telemedicine. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 13(5), 224–229.
Krumm, M., Huffman, T., Dick, & Klich, R. (2007). Providing infant hearing screening using OAEs and AABR using telehealth technology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
Krumm, M., Ribera, J., & Klich, R. (2007). Providing basic hearing tests using remote computing technology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
Krumm, M., Ribera, J., and Schmiedge, J. (2005). Using a telehealth medium for objective hearing testing: Implications for supporting rural universal newborn hearing screening programs. Seminars in Hearing, 26, 3–12.
Kully, D. (2000). Telehealth in speech-language pathology: Applications to the treatment of stuttering. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 6(2), 39–41.
Lancaster, P., Krumm, M., Ribera, J., & Klich, R. (2008). Remote Hearing Screenings via Telehealth in a Rural Elementary School. American Journal of Audiology, 17, 114–122.
Mashima, P. A., Birkmire-Peters, D. P., and Holtel, M. R., and Syms, M. J. (1999). Telehealth applications in speech-language pathology. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 13(4), 71–78.
Mashima, P. A., Birkmire-Peters, D. P., Syms, M. J., Holtel, M. R., Burgess, L. P. A., Peters, L. J. (2003). Telehealth: Voice Therapy Using Telecommunications Technology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12(4), 432–439.
Mashima, P. A. & Doarn, C. R. (2008). Overview of telehealth activities in speech-language pathology. Telemedicine and e-Health, 14(10), 1101–1117.
McCullough, A. (2001). Viability and effectiveness of teletherapy for pre-school children with special needs. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 36 Suppl 1, 321–326.
O'Brien, S., Packman, A., & Onslow, M. (2008). Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(1), 184–195.
Palsbo, S. E. (2007). Equivalence of functional communication assessment in speech pathology using videoconferencing. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 13(1), 40–43.
Palsbo. S. E. (2004). Medicaid payment for telerehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, 1198–1191.
Perlman, A. L., Witthawaskul, W. (2002). Real-time remote telefluoroscopic assessment of patients with dysphagia. Dysphagia, 17(2), 162–167.
Ribera, J. (2005). Interjudge reliability and validation of telehealth applications of the Hearing in Noise Test. Seminars in Hearing, 26, 13–18.
Sicotte, C., Lehoux, P., Fortier-Blanc, J., & Leblanc, Y. (2003). Feasibility and outcome evaluation of a telemedicine application in speech-language pathology. Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, 9(5), 253–258.
Theodoros, D. G., Constantinescu, G., Russell, T., Ward, E. C., Wilson, S.J., & Wootton, R. (2006). Treating the speech disorder in Parkinson's Disease online. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12 Suppl 3, 88–91.
Theodoros, D., Hill, A., Russell, T., Ward, E., & Wooten, R. (2008). Assessing acquired language disorders in adults via the Internet. Telemedicine and e-Health, 14(6), 552–559.
Tindall, L. R., Huebner, R. A., Stemple, J. C., & Kleinert, H. L. (2008). Videophone-delivered voice therapy: A comparative analysis of outcomes to traditional delivery for adults with Parkinson's disease. Telemedicine and e-Health, 14(10), 1070–1077.
Vaughn, G. R. (1976). Tele-communicology: Health care delivery system for persons with communicative disorders. Asha, 18, 13–17.
Waguespack, G. H. (2005). The regulation of telepractice in the profession of audiology. Seminars in Audiology, 26, 53–55.
Waite, M., Cahill, L., Theodoros, D., Russell, T., & Busuttin, S. (2006). A pilot study of online assessment of childhood speech disorders. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12, Suppl 3, 92–94.
Wertz, R. T., Dronkers, N. F., Bernstein-Ellis, E., Shubitowski, Y., Elman, R., Shenaut, G. K., and Knight, R. (1987). Appraisal and diagnosis of neurogenic communication disorders in remote settings. Clinical Aphasiology, 17, 117–123.
Wertz, R. T., Dronkers, N. F., Bernstein-Ellis, E., Shubitowski, Y., Elman, R., Shenaut, G. K., Knight, R. T., et al. (1992). Potential of telephonic and television technology for appraising and diagnosing neurogenic communication disorders in remote settings. Aphasiology, 6(2), 195–202.
Wilson, L., Onslow, M., and Lincoln, M. (2004). Telehealth Adaptation of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention: Five Case Studies. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(1), 81–93.
Yates, J. T., and Campbell, K. H. (2005). Audiovestibular education and services via telemedicine technologies. Seminars in Hearing, 26, 35–42.

American Speech Langauge Hearing Position Statement:
The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) position statement regarding telepractice affirms that this is a valid method of service delivery. View ASHA's position statement at this link: http://www.asha.org/docs/html/PS2005-00116.html.