PsyCen Seminar- Telehealth in Speech and Language Therapy
This seminar will be delivered by Dr Anne Hurren, Dr Sarah James and Naomi de Graff, School of Social Sciences
There is an increasing body of research to support the application of telehealth in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT). Most evidence to date has come from the USA and Australia who have been early adopters of telehealth models of working; studies include a wide range of SLT client groups e.g. aphasia, dysphagia assessment, motor speech disorders, parent training, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. The speech and language therapy team at Leeds Beckett University are currently involved in a range of activities. These include evaluation of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s award-winning project for people who stammer and developing telehealth delivery for people with aphasia and motor speech disorders. In this seminar, we will outline our findings to date and discuss plans for future developments.