Telepractice in Audiology

Plural Publishing
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Telepractice in Audiology provides practical information to audiologists to enable the development and delivery of a successful telepractice program. Specifically, the text discusses the technological requirements (e.g., videoconferencing equipment, remote programming software options, Internet connections, etc.), applications and models of service delivery in audiology, policy and regulatory issues, as well as future directions in the field. The use of telepractice technology, specifically the Internet and remote programming software, has the potential to improve equity of access to services and reduce the burden placed on families. Program reports, outcomes, and publications that are emerging demonstrate the ability to offer sophisticated audiological assessments with reliable outcomes. This text provides the knowledge and skills required to implement a telepractice program that could provide a range of audiological services from diagnostics to intervention and habilitation/rehabilitation. Further, different models of service delivery are presented, thus demonstrating the flexibility of a telepractice approach.

Telepractice in Audiology is a useful resource for practicing clinicians as well as students training to be audiologists. In addition, teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, IT support persons, and other individuals interested in the application of, or endeavoring to implement, teleaudiology programs will also benefit from this text. 

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Emma Rushbrooke, MPhil(AUD), BA, DipAud., MAudSA., LSLS. Cert. AVT, RNC, is the clinical director of Hear and Say, one of the largest combined Auditory-Verbal early intervention and hearing implant programs in Australia. Its main center is located in Brisbane, Australia, with five additional regional centers and a dedicated telepractice program for both listening and spoken language therapy and audiology services. As clinical director, Ms. Rushbrooke oversees the listening and spoken language therapy and audiology programs, and is also actively involved in research, mentoring, training, and development.  

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron. His primary areas of research include spoken language acquisition in children with hearing loss, enhancing parent engagement in the intervention process, Auditory-Verbal Therapy, cochlear implantation in children and adults, adult aural rehabilitation, the use of social media and social networking to support clinical services, and telepractice. He directs the Telepractice and eLearning Laboratory (TeLL), an initiative to evaluate clinical practices in the area of distance service delivery in speech-language pathology and audiology. 

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Dec 1, 2015
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9781597569507
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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