Experiences of Stroke Survivors Living with Aphasia and Graduate Student Clinicians Who Participated in a Telehealth Interprofessional Psychoeducation and Wellness Group

University of Montana graduate students – four drawn from the School of Speech, Language, Hearing & Occupational Sciences within the University’s College of Health, plus two drawn from the Department of Counselling within the College of Education – collaborated in running an interprofessional telehealth counselling and wellness group. The activities for this telehealth group were…

Evaluation of an Online Intervention for Improving Stroke Survivors’ Health-Related Quality of Life: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Health researchers from universities, hospitals, and medical research institutes around Australia have evaluated the effectiveness of an online intervention whose purpose is to improve the health-related quality of life of stroke survivors. The instrument, entitled Prevent 2nd Stroke (P2S), is a behavior-change intervention designed to promote medically advisable health-related behaviors among stroke survivors. The goal…

Maintaining Research Fidelity: Remote Training and Monitoring of Clinical Assistants in Aphasia Research

Researchers from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge have published an article on techniques for maintaining methodological integrity while working with clinical assistants who are remotely trained and monitored in the collection and reporting of data for aphasia research. The goals of the work are to present a structured…

The Effectiveness of Adding Speech-Language Telerehabilitation to Usual Care

Rehabilitation specialists from Norway and Scotland present results from a single-blinded randomized controlled pilot study that compares the effectiveness – for persons with aphasia (PWA) – of speech-language telerehabilitation additive to usual care for following stroke, vs. usual care alone. It reports subject recruitment and drop-out numbers, plus improvements in impairment assessment scores and functional…

Trends in Telepractice During Emergency Conditions

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Sophia University, Bulgaria has published findings of an online survey of SLP clinicians regarding their experiences with teletherapy since March 13, 2020, when the European Union declared a COVID-19 emergency and mandated use of distance communication technologies by SLPs in the delivery of services wherever possible.