Speech Therapist or Telepractice is the use of technology to provide speech therapy via high speed internet, webcam, headset with microphone or any other form of communication.Online therapy is a clinical arrangement where the patient and a speech-language certified pathologist communicate and interact face-to-face over the Internet. The session involves a suite of therapeutic exercises including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The recorded videos are assessed by the pathologist to generate an activity report for evaluating progress and usage.
Telepractice is a method of reaching students and individuals in any distant location.Telepractice is defined by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association(ASHA) as the use of technology to provide speech therapy services to remote regions. Janet Brown, the Director of Healthcare services in SLP at ASHA has stated “research shows that with telepractice a speech-language pathologist can provide speech therapy services, with the same results, as being there in person.”