Does Online Speech Therapy Work (aka TelePractice)?
You will see from the below links and resources that there has been extensive research conducted on the efficacy of Online Therapy (TelePractice) for Speech-Language Pathology. When done properly, it is clear that Online Therapy can be a very effective service model for Speech Therapy.
National and Provincial Organizations:
Canada – Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) — SAC Position Paper of The Use of Telepracice for SAC S-LPs and Audiologists.
Ontario – College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) – CASLPO Position Statement for Use of Telepractice Approaches in Providing Services to Patients/Clients
Alberta – Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) – ACSLPA Telepractice Guideline
Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA) – The SASLPA Guidelines Respecting The Use of TelePractice
Northwest Territories – Government of Northwest Terriroties – Evaluation Report: TeleSpeech as a Delivery Tool for Speech Language Pathology Services for Children in the Northwest Territories.
United States of America – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – Telepractice
Research & Articles:
The Hanen Centre®: The Case for Telepractice: Should Hanen programs be offered to families online?
The Hanen Center®: Is Telepractice an Effective Solution for Increased Demand and Shrinking Budgets
Coufal K, Parham D, Jakubowitz M, Howell C, Reyes J.: Comparing Traditional Service Delivery and Telepractice for Speech Sound Production Using a Functional Outcome Measure (February, 2018).
Thomas DC, McCabe P, Ballard KJ, Bricker-Katz G.: Parent experiences of variations in service delivery of Rapid Syllable Transition (ReST) treatment for childhood apraxia of speech. (Aug, 2018)
Michelle K Boisvert, “An investigation of the efficacy of speech and language interventions with students with ASD using telepractice” (January 1, 2012).
Michael P. Towey, “Speech Telepractice: Installing a Speech Therapy Upgrade for the 21st Century” (Fall 2012).
Victoria Styles, “Service users’ acceptability of videoconferencing as a form of service delivery” (March 11, 2011).
Sue Grogan-Johnson et. al, “A Pilot Investigation of Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Delivered by Telehealth to School-Age Children” (Spring 2011).
Eva Baharav et al., “Using Telepractice in Parent Training in Early Autism” (July/August 2010)