American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Glossary: Facilitator

An appropriately trained individual present at the remote site to assist the client/patient. Unless restricted by institutional or state policies or regulations, a facilitator may be a teacher's aide, nursing assistant, audiology or speech-language pathology assistant, teleaudiology clinical technician, telepresenter or other type of support personnel, interpreter, family member, or caregiver. Facilitators are sometimes referred to as "e-Helpers" or other terms.

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