14 Dec The Benefits of Providing Speech Therapy Online – Part 4
What has research taught us about teletherapy?
- Research exists that supports the idea that teletherapy is as effective as live services at delivering measured outcomes from onsite speech therapy
- Bridges service gaps with immediate coverage when no onsite therapist is available
- Effectively addresses local and national shortage of qualified therapists
- Delivers services to clients in remote or underserved locations
- Supports homebound students and students in blended/online settings
- Areas of speech/language disabilities that can be remediated via teletherapy include: articulation, Apraxia of speech, fluency, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, literacy, cognition (e.g., attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving, executive functioning), and written language (not an all-inclusive list)
Research has demonstrated that teletherapy is, in fact, a viable treatment delivery system, allowing clients that may not have had access to therapy services (due to a variety of circumstances), a practical solution! If you are comfortable using a computer and mouse, you may be a candidate for Speech/Language Teletherapy.
Information gathered and article written by:
Tracy Sippl, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist & Teletherapist