Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

A Review of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Using Telehealth for Paediatric Speech and Language Assessment

Taylor, O. D., Armfield, N. R., et al. (2014).
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(7), 405-412.
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  • Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • No Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • N/A Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Article Details

Description

This is a review of peer reviewed studies that investigated speech and language assessment delivered via telehealth versus face-to-face of children 16 years old and younger.

Questions/Aims Addressed

"The aim of the present study was to review the literature relating to the efficacy and effectiveness of using telehealth for paediatric speech and language assessment" (p. 406).

Population

Children under the age of 16

Intervention/Assessment

Speech and language assessment via telehealth

Number of Studies Included

5

Years Included

January 2004-July 2014


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Assessment

"The present review shows that there is some limited evidence to support the validity and reliability of speech and language assessment via telehealth. However, this evidence is probably not yet sufficient to influence clinical practice or policy development" (p. 411).

Keywords: Format, Format (Group/Individual/Telepractice), Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, Speech and Language Disorder

Service Delivery

"The present review shows that there is some limited evidence to support the validity and reliability of speech and language assessment via telehealth. However, this evidence is probably not yet sufficient to influence clinical practice or policy development" (p. 411).

Keywords: Format, Format (Group/Individual/Telepractice), Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, Speech and Language Disorder

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Assessment

"The present review shows that there is some limited evidence to support the validity and reliability of speech and language assessment via telehealth. However, this evidence is probably not yet sufficient to influence clinical practice or policy development" (p. 411).

Keywords: Format, Format (Group/Individual/Telepractice), Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, Speech and Language Disorder

Service Delivery

"The present review shows that there is some limited evidence to support the validity and reliability of speech and language assessment via telehealth. However, this evidence is probably not yet sufficient to influence clinical practice or policy development" (p. 411).

Keywords: Format, Format (Group/Individual/Telepractice), Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, Speech and Language Disorder

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Assessment

"The present review shows that there is some limited evidence to support the validity and reliability of speech and language assessment via telehealth. However, this evidence is probably not yet sufficient to influence clinical practice or policy development" (p. 411).

Keywords: Format, Format (Group/Individual/Telepractice), Speech Sound Disorders, Spoken Language Disorders, Speech and Language Disorder

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