Outcomes for children receiving remote-speech therapy by telepractice, are similar to in-person sessions with a therapist. A report by Hear and Say, on using Skype to deliver teletherapy services to remote areas of Australia, was published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (read below). Read: Pilot Study of Telepractice For Delivering Speech Therapy Early Intervention Boosts
Telepractice is used in North Carolina (US) to deliver top-quality audiological and speech (auditory-verbal) services to regional families whose children wear digital hearing-devices for severe to profound hearing issues. Read: CASTLE Centre works with children’s hearing issues In Australia, families access early intervention via telepractice (online service delivery) like CASTLE’s Reach system. An upside is
A low-cost way of video-streaming to use and distribute information online has been described in the US by Thomas McNeal Jr. and Landon Kearns. Their article, “Using Video Streaming: Setting up a Cheap System for Distributing Information to Teachers and Students” explores how to set up a streaming system, using tools readily available in classrooms.