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Studies investigating the ability to conduct speech-language pathology assessment via telepractice "demonstrated good agreement between measures recorded or clinician judgement made across face-to-face and the telerehabilitation system" (p. 4). Many of the studies used simulated telepractice settings.
Efficacy studies investigating the ability to provide speech-language pathology intervention via telepractice demonstrated "similar intervention outcomes across e-health and face-to-face delivery, but the actual experience of e-health was at best a simulated one in many studies" (p. 5).
Five studies investigating the use of telepractice to provide evidence-based fluency interventions to children, adolescents, and adults found telehealth "to be at least as effective as therapy delivered face-to-face, with both parent and client satisfaction reported" (p. 4).
Speech-language pathology client perspectives "reflected a more positive attitude and willingness to participate in e-health" (p. 5). Audiology client perspectives "suggested a lack of awareness of tele-enabled service delivery and a preference for in-person consultations" (p. 5).