International Telesupervision: The Clinical Fellowship Experience Telepractice technology allows greater access to speech-language pathology services around the world. These technologies extend beyond evaluation and treatment and are shown to be used effectively in clinical supervision including graduate students and clinical fellows. In fact, a clinical fellow from the United States completed the entire supervised clinical fellowship ... Article
Article  |   December 13, 2017
International Telesupervision: The Clinical Fellowship Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David W. Rule
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Lisa N. Kelchner
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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  • Financial: David W. Rule has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Lisa N. Kelchner has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: David W. Rule has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa N. Kelchner has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: David W. Rule has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa N. Kelchner has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Professional Issues & Training / Part 2
Article   |   December 13, 2017
International Telesupervision: The Clinical Fellowship Experience
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 73-78. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.73
History: Received June 30, 2017 , Revised September 7, 2017 , Accepted September 17, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 73-78. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.73
History: Received June 30, 2017; Revised September 7, 2017; Accepted September 17, 2017

Telepractice technology allows greater access to speech-language pathology services around the world. These technologies extend beyond evaluation and treatment and are shown to be used effectively in clinical supervision including graduate students and clinical fellows. In fact, a clinical fellow from the United States completed the entire supervised clinical fellowship (CF) year internationally at a rural East African hospital, meeting all requirements for state and national certification by employing telesupervision technology. Thus, telesupervision has the potential to be successfully implemented to address a range of needs including supervisory shortages, health disparities worldwide, and access to services in rural areas where speech-language pathology services are not readily available. The telesupervision experience, potential advantages, implications, and possible limitations are discussed. A brief guide for clinical fellows pursuing telesupervision is also provided.

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