Cultural Considerations for Telepractice: An Introduction for Speech-Language Pathologists Telepractice has the ability to connect speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to clients across geographical boundaries. Technological advances in the United States, including increased Internet access, could lead to potential increases in culturally and linguistically diverse clients for SLPs working via telepractice (telepractitioners). This article will introduce and explore cultural considerations for ... Article
Article  |   March 16, 2018
Cultural Considerations for Telepractice: An Introduction for Speech-Language Pathologists
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  • Lesley Edwards-Gaither
    Howard University, Washington, DC
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Part 1
Article   |   March 16, 2018
Cultural Considerations for Telepractice: An Introduction for Speech-Language Pathologists
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 13-20. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG18.13
History: Received November 24, 2017 , Revised November 24, 2017 , Accepted December 20, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 13-20. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG18.13
History: Received November 24, 2017; Revised November 24, 2017; Accepted December 20, 2017

Telepractice has the ability to connect speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to clients across geographical boundaries. Technological advances in the United States, including increased Internet access, could lead to potential increases in culturally and linguistically diverse clients for SLPs working via telepractice (telepractitioners). This article will introduce and explore cultural considerations for SLPs treating diverse populations via telepractice. Descriptions of professional resources, considerations, and guidelines related to treatment of diverse clients diagnosed with communication disorders are summarized.

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