TeleIntervention: Improving Service Delivery to Young Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families Through Telepractice As telecommunication technology continues to evolve, opportunities are emerging for telepractice to meet the communication needs of children with hearing loss. As well, documented shortages of well-trained speech-language pathologists and pediatric audiologists are leading some centers to augment their service delivery through telepractice as a means to meet a need ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2011
TeleIntervention: Improving Service Delivery to Young Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families Through Telepractice
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  • K. Todd Houston
    School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
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Article   |   December 01, 2011
TeleIntervention: Improving Service Delivery to Young Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families Through Telepractice
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, December 2011, Vol. 21, 66-72. doi:10.1044/hhdc21.2.66
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, December 2011, Vol. 21, 66-72. doi:10.1044/hhdc21.2.66

As telecommunication technology continues to evolve, opportunities are emerging for telepractice to meet the communication needs of children with hearing loss. As well, documented shortages of well-trained speech-language pathologists and pediatric audiologists are leading some centers to augment their service delivery through telepractice as a means to meet a need for qualified providers. For families of young children with hearing loss, obtaining services that support auditory learning and spoken language can be a challenge in some communities. One form of telepractice, teleintervention, provides early intervention services to families of children with hearing loss using internet-based videoconferencing to model and coach parents in language facilitation techniques. Though it is a relatively new service delivery model, preliminary results are promising.

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