A systematic review of the use of telehealth in speech, language and hearing sciences

The authors conducted a systematic literature review of 103 papers from databases (Web of Knowledge, Pubmed, Scopus, EMbase, Scielo) to investigate telehealth in the speech-language and hearing sciences (SLHS). The majority of studies focused on assessment or intervention. The largest number of published studies ocured in the US, followed by Australia. Eight-five percent of the studies concluded advantages of telehealth over non-telehealth alternative; 13.6% report it was unclear whether telehealth procedure had advantages.

Molini-Avejonas, Daniela Regina, Rondon-Melo, Silmara, Albuquerque de La Higuera Amoto, Cibelle, and Samelli, Alessandra Giannella. (2015). A systematic review of the use of telehealth in speech, language and hearing sciences. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. doi: 10.1177/1357633X15583215

[telehealth, telerehabilitation, telemedicine, tele-education]

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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