Assessment and treatment of cognition and communication skills in adults with acquired brain injury via telepractice: a systematic review

Coleman, Jaumeiko J., Frymark, Tobi, Franceschini, Nicole M. and Theodoros, Deborah G. (2015) Assessment and treatment of cognition and communication skills in adults with acquired brain injury via telepractice: a systematic review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24 2: 295-315. doi:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0028


Author Coleman, Jaumeiko J.
Frymark, Tobi
Franceschini, Nicole M.
Theodoros, Deborah G.
Title Assessment and treatment of cognition and communication skills in adults with acquired brain injury via telepractice: a systematic review
Journal name American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1058-0360
1558-9110
Publication date 2015-04
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0028
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 295
End page 315
Total pages 21
Place of publication Rockville, MD United States
Publisher American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose:  This is a systematic review of assessment and treatment of cognitive and communicative abilities of individuals with acquired brain injury via telepractice versus in person. The a priori clinical questions were informed by previous research that highlights the importance of considering any functional implications of outcomes, determining disorder- and setting-specific concerns, and measuring the potential impact of diagnostic accuracy and treatment efficacy data on interpretation of findings.

Method:  A literature search of multiple databases (e.g., PubMed) was conducted using key words and study inclusion criteria associated with the clinical questions.

Results:  Ten group studies were accepted that addressed assessment of motor speech, language, and cognitive impairments; assessment of motor speech and language activity limitations/participation restrictions; and treatment of cognitive impairments and activity limitations/participation restrictions. In most cases, equivalence of outcomes was noted across service delivery methods.

Conclusions:  Limited findings, lack of diagnostic accuracy and treatment efficacy data, and heterogeneity of assessments and interventions precluded robust evaluation of clinical implications for telepractice equivalence and the broader area of telepractice efficacy. Future research is needed that will build upon current knowledge through replication. In addition, further evaluation at the impairment and activity limitation/participation restriction levels is needed.
Keyword Brain injury
Assesment
Treatment
Cognition and communication skills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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