The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) defines telepractice (the act of providing Telehealth services) as "the application of telecommunications technology to delivery of professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician, for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation."
This means that we can provide speech therapy services through digital meetings via DePaul University’s Zoom Platform. We term this “teletherapy.” It is important to know that this service delivery model is supported through the Illinois licensing board and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). This mode of service delivery, when implemented correctly, is noted to have equal outcomes to face-to-face interventions.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association allows student clinicians to provide telepractice services under the guidelines that they are supervised in real-time throughout the session.