Recommendations for Administering Early Intervention Assessments With Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing via Telehealth Technology The use of telehealth has significantly grown in recent years as a feasible, cost-effective model. While intervention services are typically discussed, there is considerably less known about the use of assessments via telehealth, particularly in pediatric populations. A survey was completed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management ... Article
Article  |   September 30, 2016
Recommendations for Administering Early Intervention Assessments With Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing via Telehealth Technology
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  • Kristina M. Blaiser
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID
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Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Part 2
Article   |   September 30, 2016
Recommendations for Administering Early Intervention Assessments With Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing via Telehealth Technology
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2016, Vol. 1, 31-40. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG18.31
History: Received March 19, 2016 , Revised June 5, 2016 , Accepted June 13, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2016, Vol. 1, 31-40. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG18.31
History: Received March 19, 2016; Revised June 5, 2016; Accepted June 13, 2016

The use of telehealth has significantly grown in recent years as a feasible, cost-effective model. While intervention services are typically discussed, there is considerably less known about the use of assessments via telehealth, particularly in pediatric populations. A survey was completed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) Telehealth Learning Community to decipher telehealth assessment practices, concerns, and recommendations. The findings from this survey, combined with the Learning Community discussion that followed, were valuable in providing a framework for recommended practices for early intervention providers serving children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) via telehealth.

Acknowledgement
The author wishes to thank Diane Behl and the members of the NCHAM Telehealth Learning Community for their collaboration without which this paper would not have been possible.
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