According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), "telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
Common terms describing types of telepractice are as follows:
Synchronous (client interactive)—services are conducted with interactive audio and video connection in real time to create an in-person experience similar to that achieved in a traditional encounter. Synchronous services may connect a client or group of clients with a clinician, or they may include consultation between a clinician and a specialist.
Asynchronous (store-and-forward)—images or data are captured and transmitted (i.e., stored and forwarded) for viewing or interpretation by a professional. Examples include transmission of voice clips, audiologic testing results, or outcomes of independent client practice.
Hybrid—applications of telepractice that include combinations of synchronous, asynchronous, and/or in-person services."
At CSLC, we use synchronous telepractice for our sessions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Call or text: 847-821-1237 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.