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Telehealth

Telehealth involves the delivery of health services at a distance using telecommunication technologies such as videoconferencing. This method of service delivery enables access to health services for people who live in areas at a distance from centralized services or for those who have difficulty leaving their homes due to physical or other issues. The term telehealth denotes health services in general and is often used interchangeably with telepractice, telerehabilitation, and telemedicine. In the Speech–Language pathology profession, in particular, the term telepractice is more commonly adopted to reflect the scope of practice and employment contexts in which Speech–Language pathologists work (e.g., health and school settings). This entry focuses on telehealth and the Speech–Language pathology profession. For Speech–Language pathologists, telehealth provides a plausible alternative, or complement, ...

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