The Use of Telepractice Technology To Provide Speech and Language Services to Persons Aging With Communication Disorders Telepractice, providing speech and language services at a distance from clients, is becoming another tool clinicians can use to provide services. Relieving the burden of travel may help those aging with a communication disability to access beneficial services. I will present evidence from several studies using telepractice for assessment and ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2012
The Use of Telepractice Technology To Provide Speech and Language Services to Persons Aging With Communication Disorders
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  • Lyn Tindall
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, KY
  • Disclosure: Lyn Tindall has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Lyn Tindall has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Language Disorders / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2012
The Use of Telepractice Technology To Provide Speech and Language Services to Persons Aging With Communication Disorders
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2012, Vol. 17, 94-102. doi:10.1044/gero17.3.94
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2012, Vol. 17, 94-102. doi:10.1044/gero17.3.94

Telepractice, providing speech and language services at a distance from clients, is becoming another tool clinicians can use to provide services. Relieving the burden of travel may help those aging with a communication disability to access beneficial services. I will present evidence from several studies using telepractice for assessment and treatment of communication disorders. Although researchers have published promising results, future researchers should determine which populations will receive the most benefit from telepractice.

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