What is Telepractice?

Telepractice connects you to an audiologist or speech-language pathologist (SLP) in another location. Your services are similar to those you would receive being in the same room with your provider. You see and talk to each other. Telepractice may also be called one of the following terms (among others):

• Telespeech
• Teleaudiology
• Teletherapy
• Telehealth
• Telemedicine

Is Telepractice Approved?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) supports telepractice because it gives people more ways to get audiology or speech-language pathology services.

How Does Telepractice Work?

If you have a good Internet connection and a device with a speaker and camera, you or your family member could receive services in many locations, including those listed here:

• School
• Clinic
• Private home
• Office
• Hospital
• Nursing home

Is Telepractice as Effective as In-Person Services?

Telepractice has been used to evaluate and treat people of all ages. Researchers have found few differences between telepractice and in-person services. Most clients who receive telepractice say that they are very satisfied.

*Information provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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