Why it works

Recognition

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recognize tele-health medicine as a viable form of therapy.

Reimbursement

In many states, approval has been granted to Medicaid for reimbursement of tele-health therapies.

Boards

Each state’s licensure board of Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy has approved the use of tele-health therapy as an acceptable area of practice within each discipline.

Research

There’s a large body of scholastic research that has been conducted on the effectiveness of tele-health therapies. Please click links below to find out more.


Evidence-Based Research

Telehealth: A Rapidly Developing Service

Over the past decade, the practice of occupational therapy has been increasingly influenced by technological advances in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and associated changes in health care policy...  Read More

Telemedicine and e-Health

It is estimated that 10% of the world’s population, approximately 650 million people, have some form of disability. Population growth, aging, and medical advances that preserve and prolong life have increased demands for health and rehabilitation services...  Read More

A systematic review of the use of telehealth in speech, language and hearing sciences.

We conducted a systematic literature review to investigate the domain of speech-language and hearing sciences (SLHS) in telehealth...  Read More

Clinicians’ perspectives of therapeutic alliance in face-to-face and telepractice speech–language pathology sessions

To investigate the face validity of a measure of therapeutic alliance for paediatric speech–language pathology and to determine whether a difference exists in therapeutic alliance reported by speech–language pathologists (SLPs)...  Read More

Overview of telehealth activities in speech-language pathology.

It is estimated that 10% of the world’s population, approximately 650 million people, have some form of disability. Population growth, aging, and medical advances that preserve and prolong life have increased demands for health and rehabilitation services...  Read More

A Multisite Study Evaluating the Benefits of Early Intervention via Telepractice

This study sought to determine the effectiveness of telepractice as a method of delivering early intervention services to families of infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing...  Read More

Speech therapy for kids with a click and computer

When Judah Sossin, 5, goes to speech therapy, he walks to the family computer outfitted with a $25 camera. His mom accesses an email with a log-in password, clicks on it, and his therapist appears on the top right of the screen...  Read More

Telehealth Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Through the Affordable Care Act

Occupational therapy practitioners and their clients are poised to benefit from the use of emerging technologies to deliver health and wellness, habilitation, and rehabilitation services across multiple practice settings...  Read More

Teletherapy & Autism- Treating it at a lower cost

To determine whether challenging behavior in young children with autism and other developmental disabilities can be treated successfully at lower cost by using telehealth to train parents to implement applied behavior analysis (ABA). Read More