Provision of Speech-Language Pathology Telepractice Services Using Apple iPads

Emi Isaki, Cynthia Fangman Farrell

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Abstract

This exploratory study evaluated the effectiveness of Apple (Cupertino, CA) iPad(®) (second generation) to deliver telepractice speech and/or language services. Five children and their parents/guardians, as well as four adult participants, received services for communication disorders in a university clinic setting over two academic semesters. The children met some of their speech goals and all of their language goals. All adult clients met some of their communication goals. Personal opinions about telepractice did not change statistically before and after therapy. The major problem identified during the study was skipping and/or freezing of images on the iPads during interactions with FaceTime(®) (Apple). Further studies are needed to investigate the feasibility of using Apple iPads in telepractice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-549
Number of pages12
JournalTelemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • education
  • pediatrics
  • rehabilitation
  • telehealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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