The Audiology field is in line for major benefits from remote (tele) provision of health services (tele-health), a recent piece in Audiology Online notes. Free Software and Desktop-Sharing Apps Widely available, free software tools like Skype or ooVoo can be used for video-conferencing, with remote desktop sharing software applications connecting both parties in a telehealth
Newborn hearing testing in Ireland is progressing well, with potential impact on the lives of children eligible for unilateral or bilateral cochlear implants, the Medical Independent reports – but the system has follow-up ‘shortfalls’. Read: The Sound of Silence Early detection of hearing issues is essential for children to benefit from the cochlear implant programme, the MI quotes
In 2011, IDK noted how a speech and language telepractice solution in rural Minnesota, could benefit Irish children in resource teaching allocation. Telepractice is “the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation” (ASHA, 2004). Here are three ways in
After receiving several queries about Lamh, the manual language, we asked Mary Cullen, Lamh Development Officer, a few questions. What is Lámh? Lámh is the accepted manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability in Ireland. Some people use Lámh as their main way of communicating while others use Lámh together with
A teacher just contacted IDK to advise that a young deaf pupil had arrived in her class without prior notice, and what were the next steps to take? For anyone else who may be in the same position, here’s some advice: 1) Ask your pupil’s parents/guardian if their hearing has been tested and if hearing
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