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Technology Access and Telepractice: Who Gets Left Behind? (PD102261)

Presenter(s): Joneen Lowman, PhD, CCC-SLP; Kristen Weidner, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session describes health disparities relevant to telehealth access in older adults and individuals who live in rural areas. Presenters highlight resources to help overcome telehealth access barriers with these populations and discuss the clinician’s role in advocacy.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference "Empowered SLPs in Health Care: Breaking Barriers and Shaping Solutions."

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify at least two current or foreseeable areas in which older adults and individuals who live in rural areas face barriers in accessing telepractice
  • identify at least two resources/strategies for alleviating telepractice access barriers at the individual (client) level
  • discuss at least one way to advocate at the state or federal level for increased access to telepractice

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102261
Available Through: June 28, 2026