Right from the Start: Building a Stable Telepractice Program

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Wednesday, March 18 @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
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  • Author
    K. Todd Houston
  • Level
  • CEUs
    1 hours
  • Video time
    Live Event
  • Exams
    10 questions
  • Language
  • Audience
    Speech-Language Pathologists


What is telepractice? How is it different from telemedicine, telehealth, or connected health? Structuring a stable telepractice program requires careful planning and “buy in” from the patients being served and other key stakeholders. Practitioners must know the unique diagnostic and treatment needs of those on their caseload and how these needs can be met using distance technology. This webinar will address the “how to” of delivering telepractice services and the knowledge and skills professionals must obtain to ensure positive outcomes.

What you are going to learn

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the societal changes occurring that support increased use of telepractice;
  2. Define telepractice as a service delivery model within Speech-Language Pathology;
  3. Describe the technology used to delivery telepractice;
  4. List examples of telepractice service delivery;
  5. Identify the pertinent professional standards and policies that govern evidence-based telepractice service delivery;
  6. Discuss a model of telepractice service delivery; and
  7. List steps used to evaluate a telepractice program.

K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Dr. Houston is a Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS), Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT). He is currently a member of the faculty in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron (Akron, OH) and also serves as an SLP and LSLS Cert. AVT for the Cochlear Implant Program at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more than 25 years, his professional focus has been serving young children with hearing loss and their families who are learning to listen and acquire spoken language as well as providing aural rehabilitation to adults with hearing loss. Over the past decade, Dr. Houston has incorporated telepractice into his service delivery and continues to provide direct services each week, both in-person and through telepractice, to young children with hearing loss and their families.

He has authored/edited three recent books through Plural Publishing: Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (with Dr. Tamala Bradham, 2015), and Telerpactice In Audiology (with Dr. Emma Rushbrooke, 2016). Dr. Houston continues to publish research articles, book chapters, and other editorials focused on a range of related clinical topics. Dr. Houston also is a co-founder of the 3C Digital Media Network and host of the podcast, The Listening Brain.