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Speech therapy is the evaluation, assessment and treatment of communication, swallowing and feeding disorders provided by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) commonly known as Speech Therapists. SLPs work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and feeding and/or swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Every person across the lifespan engages in activities that are meaningful to them and necessary for experiencing an optimal quality of life. These meaningful activities are identified as occupations and occupational therapy aides in developing, improving, restoring and/or maintaining the skills necessary to participate in these occupations.
“Telemedicine (telepractice) is defined as the provision of health services over a telecommunications network. In practice, telemedicine uses high-speed interactive video and remote computing applications to provide speech-language and hearing services to consumers living in underserved areas” (ASHA, 2007). When appropriate, teletherapy makes speech and occupational therapy accessible for families who lack resources; such as, the parent working multiple jobs unable to add an extra commute to their weekly routine and is in need of immediate therapy services for their child.