Telehealth use in Speech-Language Pathology: An exploratory scoping review Report uri icon

abstract

  • Purpose: the utilisation of telehealth services in speech language pathology is increasing and becoming more accessible to individuals. This project aims to explore the benefit telehealth has on speech language pathology outcomes. In addition, this review highlights the extent to which speech pathologists implement these services. Method: an exploratory scoping review was conducted in order to identify the literature and research central to the topic of telehealth in speech language pathology. Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005) scoping review method was utilised for searching multiple databases. Seven databases were utilised in this review. Result: over 1,500 articles were discovered across several databases. A large number of articles were deemed relevant (217). However, after secondary screening this number was reduced to seventy-nine (n=79). In addition, a large number of results explored the impact telehealth has in a multidisciplinary setting, which provide an insight into telehealth outcomes, yet do not solely focus on speech-language pathology and have therefore been eliminated.

publication date

  • 2017