Client Safety and Telepractice in a Clinic or Home Setting Telepractice is an exciting addition to the arsenal of speech-language pathologists for delivering services. Efficacy data continues to emerge proving the benefit of using available technology to provide assessment and treatment for persons with a variety of communication disorders, ages, and gender. In addition to providing assessment and treatment using ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2013
Client Safety and Telepractice in a Clinic or Home Setting
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lyn Tindall
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, KY
  • Financial Disclosure: Lyn Tindall is a Speech Pathologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    Financial Disclosure: Lyn Tindall is a Speech Pathologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.×
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Lyn Tindall has previously published in the subject area.
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Article   |   September 01, 2013
Client Safety and Telepractice in a Clinic or Home Setting
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, September 2013, Vol. 3, 41-43. doi:10.1044/teles3.2.41
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, September 2013, Vol. 3, 41-43. doi:10.1044/teles3.2.41

Telepractice is an exciting addition to the arsenal of speech-language pathologists for delivering services. Efficacy data continues to emerge proving the benefit of using available technology to provide assessment and treatment for persons with a variety of communication disorders, ages, and gender. In addition to providing assessment and treatment using telepractice technology, several professional issues have arisen which must be addressed before implementation of this service delivery system. Licensure and reimbursement have been at the forefront, as well they should. However, client safety is another issue that should also be addressed. Providing speech pathology services in a safe environment is a concept which may not have been considered before technological advances made it possible to provide services to someone while not being physically present.

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