Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of Speech Language Pathology professional services remotely by linking clinician to client for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.

The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) adopted the term telepractice, rather than the frequently used terms telemedicine or telehealth, to avoid the misperception that these services are used only in health care settings.

Use of telepractice must be equivalent to the quality of services provided in person and consistent with adherence to ASHA’s Code of Ethics, HIPAA guidelines, as well as state and federal laws.

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