When it comes to telepractice, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds is, “Does this work as well as onsite services?” That’s an important question to keep asking, but the more we do the more we find that the answer is “Yes!” Given the right tools and training, telespeech, tele-OT, telepsychology, and other services can be just as effective, and sometimes even more efficient. As the body of evidence grows, we are learning that administrators and parents can be confident that their child is being effectively served for even specific clinical needs like apraxia, stuttering, and visual motor skills. But don’t take our word for it! Learn more about some of the published research that supports the use of telepractice below.
- Crutchley, S., Dudley, W., & Campbell, M. (2010). Articulation assessment through videoconferencing: A pilot study. Communications of Global Information Technology, 2, 12-23.
- Gabel, R., Grogan-Johnson, S., Alvares, R., Bechstein, L., Taylor, J. (2013). A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 35:44.
- Grogan-Johnson, S., Schmidt, A. M., Schenker, J., Alvares, R., Rowan, L. E., & Taylor, J. (2013). A Comparison of Speech Sound Intervention Delivered by Telepractice and Side-by-Side Service Delivery Models. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34(4), 210-220.
- Grogan-Johnson, S., Gabel, R., Taylor, J., Rowan, L., Alvares, R., & Schenker, J. (2011). A pilot exploration of speech sound disorder intervention delivered by telehealth to school-age children. International Journal of Telerehabilitation,3(1), 31-42.
- Grogan-Johnson, S., Alvares, R., Rowan, L., & Creaghead, N. (2010). A pilot study comparing the effectiveness of speech language therapy provided by telemedicine with conventional on-site therapy. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16, 134-139.
- Jessiman SM. (2003). Speech and language services using telehealth technology in remote and underserviced areas. Journal of Speech-Language-Pathology and Audiology. 27 (1):45–51.
- Waite, M.C., Theodoros, D.G., Russell, T.G., Cahill, L.M. (2012). Assessing childrens’ speech intelligibility and oral structures and functions via an internet-based telehealth system. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18 (4): 198-203.
- Hill, A. J., Theodoros, D. G., Russell, T. G., & Ward, E. C. (2009). Using telerehabilitation to assess apraxia of speech in adults. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44, 731–747.
- Fairweather, C.; Parkin, M.; Roza, M. (2004). Speech and language assessment in school-aged children via videoconferencing. Paper presented at the 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia.
- Hall, N., Boisvert, M., Jellison, H., Andianopoulos, M. (2014). Language intervention via text-based tele- AAC: A case study comparing on-site and telepractice services. Perspectives on Telepractice, 4, 61-70.
- Scheideman-Miller, C., Clark, P. G., Smeltzer, S. S., Cloud, A., Carpenter, J., Hodge, B., & Prouty, D. (2002). Two year results of a pilot study delivering speech therapy to students in a rural Oklahoma school via telemedicine. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Retrieved from www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_35/HICSSpapers/PDFdocuments/HCTMD06.pdf.
- Waite, M., Theodoros, D. G., Russell, T., & Cahill, L. (2010). Internet-based telehealth assessment of language using the CELF-4. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 445-458.
- Bridgman, K. (2014.) Webcam Delivery of the Lidcombe program for preschool children who stutter: A randomised controlled trial. Unpublished thesis. The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Retrieved from: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/11658.
- Carey, B., O’Brian, S., Onslow, M., Block, S., Jones, M., Packman, A. (2010). Randomized controlled noninferiority trial of telehealth treatment for chronic stuttering: The Camperdown program. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45, 108– 120.
- Irani, F., Gabel, R., Swartz, E., Palasik, S. (2009.) Intensive stuttering therapy with telepractice follow-up: Evaluating effectiveness. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association, 2009. New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Lewis, C., Packman, A., Onslow, M., Simpson, J.A. & Jones, M. (2008). A phase 1 trial of telehealth delivery of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 139-149.
- O’Brian, S.; Smith, K.; Onslow, M. (2014) Webcam Delivery of the Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering: A Phase I Clinical Trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 2014, Vol. 57, 825-830.
- Sicotte, C. Lehoux, P. Fortier-Blanc, J. Leblanc, Y. (2003). Feasibility and outcome evaluation of a telemedicine application in speech-language pathology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9, 253–258.
- Criss, Melanie Joy. “School-Based Telerehabilitation in Occupational Therapy: Using Telerehabilitation Technologies to Promote Improvements in Student Performance.” International Journal of Telerehabilitation 5.1 (2013): 39–46.PMC. Web. 21 June 2016.
- Savard, L., Borstad, A., Tkachuck, J., Lauderdale, D., & Conroy, B. (2003). Telerehabilitation consultations for clients with neurologic diagnoses: Cases from rural Minnesota and American Samoa. NeuroRehabilitation, 18, 93–102.
- Sanford, J., Hoenig, H., Griffiths, P., Butterfield, T., Richardson, P., & Hargraves, K. (2007). A comparison of televideo and traditional in-home rehabilitation in mobility impaired older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 25, 1–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/J148v25n03_01.
- Wright, A.J. (2016). Equivalence of Remote, Online Administration and Traditional, Face-to-Face Administration of Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement Tests. Unpublished Manuscript. Empire State College, SUNY, Saratoga Springs, NY.