SIG 18 Perspectives Vol. 3, No. 2, September 2013
Telepractice enables a range of services to be offered at a distance through telecommunication and distance technology. There are numerous professional issues one must consider when engaging in this mode of service delivery. This issue of Perspectives on Telepractice incorporated a compilation of essential and useful information a practitioner might need to address some of the challenges encountered in the delivery of telepractice. Regardless of your setting, you will glean information from several authors who share strategies, approaches, and techniques the reader will find useful. Topics included the current status of reimbursement, safety precautions for remote clients, roles/responsibilities for school-based facilitators, and one programs method for developing clinician competence for telepractice engagement.
You will be able to:
- describe specific examples in which telepractice might be utilized for the care of voice patients
- compare the major funding sources for telehealth as it applies to communication sciences and disorders
- describe ways to set up a safe environment for conducting telepractice and ways to be prepared for emergent situations with a telepractice client
- describe roles and responsibilities of a facilitator (eHelper) in delivering services via telepractice in a school-based setting
- describe a training module that employed the ASHA Practice Portal (telepractice) for the development of telepractice skills
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