Expand Your Horizons: Updates on International Telepractice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

October 19, 2017

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 17 Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders and SIG 18 Telepractice

The panelists and content of this co-sponsored (SIG 17 and 18) web chat will focus on recent updates in the area of international telepractice. All three panelists are actively involved in international telepractice and have been developing programs in this exciting new area of speech-language pathology and audiology. The following panelists will answer questions:

  • Michael Towey, MS, CCC-SLP  will address international regulations (licensing) and reimbursement (what is and isn't required).  he will also describe authentic virtual treatment materials.  In addition, Towey will focus on essential engagement skills for international telepractice.  
    Director:  Voice & Swallowing Center of Maine/Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, ME
    Director:  ATA (an accredited telepractice training program)

  • Kari Comer, MS, CCC-SLP, will focus on her personal experiences with international telepractice - including the pros, cons and recommendations for this service delivery model.  She will compare the progress observed with her online clients as compared with the progress observed via the direct therapy model.  She will also give an overview of materials (websites, activities, apps, etc.) that she uses in the international online model.  
    She is a Clinical Educator and Adjunct Professor, the George Washington University.

  • Tara Roehl, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist who has worked with international students in Asia via telepractice for 5 years, will focus on how one communicates and stays connected with overseas clients.  She will also address changing international laws that affect telepractice.  
    She is self-employed and owner of Speechy Keen Speech Therapy. 

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).



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