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    • 23 Apr 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Mar 2025
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    • Online

    This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and audiologists with little to no experience with telepractice who have suddenly found it necessary to deliver their services remotely. The presenters address regulations, technology options, policies and procedures, the role of support personnel, and best practices to give clinicians the key information they need to prepare for offering quality services through telepractice.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 18 Jul 2022
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    This course—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2017 Private Practice Connect conference—reviews a service delivery model using a series of single-subject research designs to demonstrate the efficacy of telepractice compared to traditional on-site services. The presenter discusses practical strategies as well as common logistical concerns about implementing a telepractice program, including defining on-site facilitator roles and responsibilities as well as detailing what collaboration between the clinician and on-site team looks like.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 20 Jul 2023
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    • Online

    This course—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2018 Schools Connect conference—discusses the opportunities and barriers associated with the use of telepractice with young children. The presenter provides practical suggestions for evidence-based assessment and treatment options to use when delivering early intervention services to young children via telepractice.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020


    • 23 Apr 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Jul 2024
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    SLPs who work in schools – particularly those who are less experienced with telepractice – may be concerned about the effects on their students’ outcomes and their own job security if telepractice became commonplace in their district. This course – a recorded session from ASHA’s 2019 Schools Connect conference – explores how services delivered via telepractice and on-site can work in tandem to improve student outcomes and clinician caseloads.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 06 May 2022
    • (UTC-04:00)

    This webinar will explore the essentials of telepractice—a service delivery model that is poised to revolutionize the delivery of health care and create new practice opportunities for SLPs. The presenter will address nomenclature, external influencers, tele-ethics, state licensure requirements, malpractice considerations, reimbursement challenges, current technologies, privacy and security, safety, e-helpers, and more. The webinar will include case scenarios across various disorders and settings, discussion of novel applications such as tele-AAC and interprofessional teams, tips to determine clinical readiness to engage in telepractice, and training and mentorship opportunities.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    Telepractice is becoming a recognized platform for delivering family-centered early intervention services. However, many providers and Part C Service Coordinators are not comfortable with this service delivery approach. This session reviews recent literature supporting telepractice as an effective, satisfactory delivery option and explores the obstacles related to the use of telepractice for the early intervention population. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)

    This session illustrates how telehealth/telepractice can enable professionals to make their services more easily accessible to clients with cochlear implants who are in poor health or live in remote areas where travel is a challenge. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 20 Jun 2020
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    • Online


    These Perspectives (SIG 18) articles include topics on workload strategy for speech and language services in schools; vocal quality change during telepractice interactions and its potential impact on the services offered; a review of audiological interventions through telepractice; and the perspectives of clients who stutter who received treatment through telepractice.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020


    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 20 Jun 2020
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    This self-study includes work presented at the Third International Meeting on Internet and Audiology. The articles discuss innovations in audiology, with a focus on teleaudiology (aka telepractice) and eHealth services. Readers will learn about Internet programs and smartphone applications that assist with the management of hearing and hearing-related issues, as well as how data collected through these means may influence public policy.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Telepractice can be a useful service delivery across the lifespan. The articles explore service provision with both school-aged and adult neurogenic populations. The first article offers an overview of considerations when beginning school-based services, including a review of evidence related to telepractice and other methods of delivery, technological and legal considerations, and resources for effective implementation. The second article describes a telepractice aphasia group, considerations for implementation, and outcomes of the program.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Telepractice can be a helpful tool in connecting remote and diverse communities to the specialized services they need. As telepractice expands access, it also increases the need for clinicians to be prepared to provide appropriate services to clients with a wider variety of cultural and linguistic influences. Additionally, service-providers must consider the interaction of the telepractice environment and a client’s cultural perceptions and needs. This Perspectives explored the theme of culturally and linguistically-responsive services through telepractice. The featured authors described a teleaudiology program in remote, Native Alaskan communities and shared an overview of policy, research, and resources to inform cultural considerations in speech-language telepractice services.

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    Free Access for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020

    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Angela Malek, Kendrea Garand, and John Luque provided a concise overview of the different types of clinical research study designs using examples from the swallowing literature. Joanne Patterson and Camilla Dawson extended the discussion by providing us with tips and tools to critically appraise qualitative literature. Further, Dr. Katherine Hutcheson provided an overview of the basic steps to translate a clinical question into a research question and discussed practical considerations for planning a research study. Dr. Bonnie Martin Harris, Dr. Kendrea Garand, and Dr. Kate Humphries presented a thorough review of the innovation, dissemination and implementation of the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP©TM) for clinicians. Finally, Clare Burns and Laurelie Wall discussed key considerations for speech-language pathologists to use telepractice services in the management of patients with head and neck cancer.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    This issue of Perspectives investigated speech pathology student clinicians’ preferences regarding the provision of feedback and documentation requirements. The findings from a Howard University study on the effectiveness of short-term international clinical practicum experiences were also examined. The potential of telesupervision to increase both the opportunity and access to clinical education was also discussed. In addition, the results from a study using smart watches to deliver bug-in-the-ear real-time feedback to student clinicians were also reported.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    This course includes seven recorded sessions from the online conference "Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults." Taken together, these sessions illustrate the benefits of patient-centered care and how to incorporate this perspective in your service delivery. The sessions also offer other tips and tools for improving service delivery more generally to provide better outcomes for older adults with hearing loss. The conference included a total of 17 sessions, with the broad goal of presenting audiologists with innovative approaches to managing hearing loss and improving service delivery for this population.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Telepractice has the potential to benefit clients with a variety of needs, including those who need speech, hearing and swallowing services. This Perspectives on Telepractice explored three different facets of telepractice. The featured authors reviewed current research on the role of telepractice in dysphagia management, discussed the perspectives of Au.D. students who received training in telepractice, and examined the components of a successful telepractice training program for graduate, speech-language pathology students.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    This Part of Perspectives focuses on 4 topics: interprofessional collaborative practice for those serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing, visual access during auditory development in children with cochlear implants, telepractice training for early interventionists working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, and assessment of narrative abilities of children with hearing loss. The articles provide current practical information for clinicians who serve children who are deaf and hard of hearing, including audiologists, early interventionists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online


    This issue of Perspectives focuses on…

    You will be able to:

    • describe potential barriers to the identification and treatment of pediatric voice disorders and become aware of strategies to overcome these barriers
    • identify a treatment regime for chronic cough
    • summarize the voice disorders prevention model and the smartphone app used with student teachers at West Chester University
    • explain the complexities involved in measuring the vocal load of singing performance and the impact on the singing voice

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Clinicians providing therapies through telepractice environments face some technical challenges but can leverage a variety of interactive web- and app-based resources to engage clients while building speech and language skills. This webinar provides strategies and resources to locate and organize digital materials and explains how repurposing websites and apps using a speech and language lens can open doors to relevant, fun, and effective activities. The webinar also will offer demonstrations of how to individualize authentic contextual materials.

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    • 23 Apr 2020
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    • 30 Jun 2020
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    • Online

    Stuttering is a particularly challenging speech disorder that can have a significant impact on a child’s self-esteem, social interactions, and academic success. Many treatment programs and techniques exist to address stuttering, and clinicians are always looking for new and better ways to help children with this disorder. This journal self-study explores the use of two specific programs – the Lidcombe and Camperdown programs – in modified situations. Articles examine the Lidcombe Program, designed for younger (preschool and some school-age) children, and discuss how clinicians can adapt the program for use in groups and for webcam delivery. A third article explores the factors that may best predict treatment time and long-term outcomes. The Camperdown Program, a treatment more often used for teens, is studied as a telehealth/telepractice application to determine outcomes and child and parent reactions. SLPs working with children who stutter will benefit from a better understanding of how these programs work and how they can be adapted for more resource-efficient treatment.

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