Putting the “Tele-” in Telepractice Telepractice is emerging as an effective service delivery model in speech-language pathology and audiology. Videoconferencing technology has continued to evolve and is now more widely available across a range of devices. These technologies support both synchronous and asynchronous service delivery models and may incorporate additional hardware and software. Practitioners who ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2013
Putting the “Tele-” in Telepractice
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  • M. Fleming Anne
    Telepractice & eLearning Laboratory, School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • J. Brown Kelly
    Telepractice & eLearning Laboratory, School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • K. Todd Houston
    Telepractice & eLearning Laboratory, School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Disclosure: Anne M. Fleming, Kelly J. Brown, and K. Todd Houston have no financial or nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Anne M. Fleming, Kelly J. Brown, and K. Todd Houston have no financial or nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   April 01, 2013
Putting the “Tele-” in Telepractice
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, April 2013, Vol. 3, 9-15. doi:10.1044/tele3.1.9
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, April 2013, Vol. 3, 9-15. doi:10.1044/tele3.1.9

Telepractice is emerging as an effective service delivery model in speech-language pathology and audiology. Videoconferencing technology has continued to evolve and is now more widely available across a range of devices. These technologies support both synchronous and asynchronous service delivery models and may incorporate additional hardware and software. Practitioners who are establishing new telepractice programs, as well as those with more experience, must stay abreast of these technological changes. In this article, authors give an overview of ASHA's definition of telepractice and discuss synchronous versus asynchronous technology, hardware versus software, telepractice security concerns, and cloud-computing. Authors provide additional resources for these topics as well as for specific software programs used in support of telepractice.

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