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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics
- Health Information Management