Telerehabilitation for service delivery in speech-language pathology

Theodoros, D. G. (2008) Telerehabilitation for service delivery in speech-language pathology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 14 5: 221-224. doi:10.1258/jtt.2007.007044

Author Theodoros, D. G.
Title Telerehabilitation for service delivery in speech-language pathology
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/jtt.2007.007044
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 5
Start page 221
End page 224
Total pages 4
Editor Wootton, Richard
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract Communication disorders in adults and children can have a significant effect on their quality of life and on that of their families. Speech-language pathologists face several challenges in providing assessment and treatment services to such people. Challenges include facilitating equitable access to services and providing appropriate management within a changing social and economic context. Telerehabilitation has the potential to deliver services in the home or local community via videoconferencing and through interactive computer-based therapy activities. This form of service delivery has the capacity to optimize functional outcomes by facilitating generalization of treatment effects within the person's everyday environment, and enable monitoring of communication and swallowing behaviours on a long-term basis. A number of image-based telerehabilitation applications have been used in the management of adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, speech and language disorders in children, laryngectomy and swallowing dysfunction. Further development of such applications and other computer-based therapies, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, and professional education are needed if telerehabilitation is to become an integral part of speech-language pathology practice.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Care Sciences & Services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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