A Clinical Decision Making Example: Implementing Intensive Speech Sound Intervention for School-Age Students Through Telepractice The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical decision making process that was utilized in implementing a speech sound intervention program delivered five times a week in individual telepractice therapy sessions lasting six minutes to school-age students in kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5). We utilized a clinical decision ... Article
Article  |   March 16, 2017
A Clinical Decision Making Example: Implementing Intensive Speech Sound Intervention for School-Age Students Through Telepractice
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Vicki Pullins
    Integrated Speech Solutions, LLC, Beckley, WV
  • Sue Grogan-Johnson
    School of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University, Kent, OH
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  • Financial: Vicki Pullins has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Sue Grogan-Johnson has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Vicki Pullins has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sue Grogan-Johnson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Vicki Pullins has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sue Grogan-Johnson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 1
Article   |   March 16, 2017
A Clinical Decision Making Example: Implementing Intensive Speech Sound Intervention for School-Age Students Through Telepractice
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2017, Vol. 2, 15-26. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG18.15
History: Received September 11, 2016 , Revised January 16, 2017 , Accepted January 17, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2017, Vol. 2, 15-26. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG18.15
History: Received September 11, 2016; Revised January 16, 2017; Accepted January 17, 2017

The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical decision making process that was utilized in implementing a speech sound intervention program delivered five times a week in individual telepractice therapy sessions lasting six minutes to school-age students in kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5). We utilized a clinical decision making process (Kamhi, 2006) to help establish this alternate way to provide speech sound intervention that resulted in improved speech intelligibility in the classroom in an efficient manner. Initial data collection on student outcomes will be provided. Limitations of this initial experiment are discussed with guidance provided for possible future research studies.

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