Does Teletherapy (or Teleractice) work as a service delivery model?
Telepractice is being used in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of speech and language disorders, including
- articulation disorders (Waite, Cahill, Theodoros, Busuttin, & Russell, 2006; Crutchley, Dudley, & Campbell, 2010)
- autism (Parmanto, Pulantara, Schutte, Saptono, & McCue, 2013)
- dysarthria (Hill et al., 2006)
- fluency disoders (Carey, O’Brian, Onslow, Packman, & Menzies, 2012; Lewis, Packman, Onslow, Simpson, & Jones, 2008)
- language and cognitive disorders (Brennan, Georgeadis, Baron, & Barker, 2004; Waite, Theodoros, Russell, & Cahill, 2010)
- dysphagia(Malandraki, McCullough, He, McWeeny, & Perlman, 2011; Perlman & Witthawaskul, 2002)
- voice disorders (Halpern et al., 2012, Mashima et al., 2003; Theodoros et al., 2006; Tindall, Huebner, Stemple, & Kleinert, 2008; Towey, 2012).
The effectiveness of telepractice as a service delivery model in the schools is well documented (Grogan-Johnson, Alvares, Rowan, & Creaghead, 2010; Scheideman-Miller et al., 2002; McCullough, 2001; Grogan-Johnson et. al., 2011; Lewis et al., 2008; Waite et al., 2006).
In addition, parents, clients, and clinicians report satisfaction with telepractice as a mode of service delivery (McCullough, 2001; Rose et al., 2000; Scheideman-Miller et al., 2002; Crutchley & Campbell, 2010).