torstai 10. lokakuuta 2013

A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database (Gabel ym., 2013)

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A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database 
(Rodney Gabel, Sue Grogan-Johnson, Robin Alvares, Leah Bechstein, Jacquelyn Taylor, 2013)

Abstract
The purpose of this article is to describe the characteristics and effectiveness of a telepractice speech-language therapy program for school-age children. Outcome data related to the caseload, type and amount of intervention, and student progress from a school-based telepractice therapy program were compared with the K-12 Schools National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. NOMS provides data for students receiving intervention through direct, in-person service delivery models. The findings suggest many similarities between the characteristics of the telepractice and direct, in-person service delivery models. The telepractice service delivery model was effective for most students included in the study. Results of this study support the described telepractice service delivery model as a viable option for speech-language therapy services delivered to public school students with communication impairments. Limitations of this study are discussed with guidance provided for future research studies exploring the efficacy of speech-language therapy delivered via telepractice.

elementary school
age middle school
age evidence-based practices
applied research
service delivery
speech-language pathology
technology

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