SIG 12 Perspectives Vol. 23, No. 1, January 2014
This issue of Perspectives focuses primarily on telepractice. The selection of papers provides you with information on the following topics: (1) barriers, including licensure, tele-ethics, basic definitions/equipment, and privacy security; (2) clinical aspects related to tele-AAC, including required and supplementary technology/equipment, resources and personnel needed, training and quality assurance, the range of synchronous and asynchronous tele-AAC services available, the infrastructure needed for each site, and client candidacy; (3) case studies and protocols involving typing for social and academic success; and (4) case studies for telepractice in AAC.
You will be able to:
- describe current evidence for the use of telepractice in speech therapy, audiology, and AAC
- identify key regulatory, ethical, reimbursement, and practice considerations and resources for the use of telepractice in speech therapy, audiology, and AAC
- describe tele-AAC and identify a range of direct and indirect tele-AAC services, and explain clinical considerations for each
- explain how children learn the content of a story and learn new words in videoconferencing and face-to-face modalities
- evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the telepractice service delivery model to determine its viability for people who use AAC
- learn about the use of different types of photography to support communication by younger and older adults
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