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Educational Artefacts as a Foundation for Development of Remote Speech-Language Therapies

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Abstract

Telehealth refers to the delivery of health care services at a distance by the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Due to numerous advantages such as the enhancement of the treatment or reaching remotely located people who need treatment at affordable cost, telehealth is nowadays widely used in speech-language pathology (SLP) services. This paper presents the results of two empirical studies carried out among SLP stakeholders. The objective of the first study was to determine the state-of-the-art in using ICT among speech-language professionals and their clients in Croatia. The objective of the second study was to examine content validity and relevance of the introduced set of attributes meant for evaluating quality of educational artefacts employed in SLP therapies. Findings of both studies can be employed as a foundation for the design and implementation of the telerehabilitation systems aimed to assist in the delivery of remote speech-language therapies.

Keywords

  • Speech-Language pathology
  • Telehealth
  • eHealth
  • Telerehabilitation

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This work has been carried out within research project “eSLP—development and evaluation of the system for online SLP therapies” funded by the Adris Foundation, Croatia.

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Orehovački, T., Plantak Vukovac, D., Novosel-Herceg, T. (2016). Educational Artefacts as a Foundation for Development of Remote Speech-Language Therapies. In: Vogel, D., Guo, X., Linger, H., Barry, C., Lang, M., Schneider, C. (eds) Transforming Healthcare Through Information Systems. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol 17. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30133-4_7

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