English Speech Pathology

Lecturer:
22[nd] October 2013
Speech Pathology
Tele-practice is the new Wave in achieving world-class medical attention in areas where there is insufficient technology and resources. Some qualified people with advanced expertise mostly in the develop countries are always complaining of service inefficiency. They proclaim that they are crowded within developed nations while their skills are in short supply in the underdeveloped and developing nations. Tele-practice is actually a dream come true to those professionals and dreams fulfilled for undeserved persons. This report summarizes the article about the effectiveness of teleconference on a specific region (Grogan-Johnson et.al, 2010).
The first activity of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of tele-practice in medicine against on-site therapies. The results from the test indicated that the results of both instances were the same. In the first instance, patients received their therapy session via video-conference for a period of time. In the other case, patients received their therapies in real time with their psychiatrics. The test in both instances was performed foe a similar duration. Despite the difference in the method being used the results from the therapies were the same (Grogan-Johnson et.al, 2010). This in itself justifies that irrespective of the manner or method that was used to administer treatment they were both efficient.
The intriguing aspect about the second method is that services can be offered deficient of distance barrier. For instance in the second experiment, the doctor and the patients were several miles apart, this is unlike the first method where the doctor and the patients were sharing a room. The advantage of the second method is that service delivery was offered despite the distance barrier. The method would serve effective for clients who are in underdeveloped countries. The complaining specialists shall also be satisfied because they shall be performing their duty according to their carrier foundation principles.
Speech language was the main concept that was being tested in this specific telemedicine activity. The survey`s objective was to test whether therapies via video conferencing would help children learn. Despite the satisfying results that telemedicine presented, they were misfortunes during the survey. The misfortunes were as a result of inappropriate correspondence from the children or failure to participate in the orientation practice of the survey. In order to make the survey complete the children had to be guided or helped in case of any technological hitch (Berman & Andrea 2005). This assistance was offered by online users who were referred to as e-helpers. Alternatively, the purpose of online helpers was to boost the positive results attainable and diminish rejects. Parents were also entitled with a role to make a follow-up of their children`s participation. A parent or guardian was supposed to warrant that all the details filled are true and they are witnesses to the processes. Quantitatively, the satisfaction was supplied at the end of the therapy and was supposed to be filled by the parents, children and the online e-helpers. The report in the satisfaction sector included questions that determine whether children are satisfied and willing to continue with the survey.
According to results offered by authors, most of the children involved in the survey yielded positive results. It was also discovered that articulation skills were well learnt among the children. The method that was administered by the authors in sampling of data obtained from the survey. Children articulation once instilled, it does not matter the medium through which the skills were learnt (Grogan-Johnson et.al, 2010).
21 percent of the children were not accorded in the final results, they were deemed cancelled. Most of cancellation was as a result of the children`s failure to report to their respective stations. These cases emanated because of rural set up of the children. Some children reported for the earlier part of the survey and dropped out. Such results were cancelled.
In analysis, the project proved effective as most of the responses of from the survey indicated that the method was of great help in the society. The method that was used in the survey was researched and tested adequately before exposing the children to the technology (Berman & Andrea 2005).
In conclusion, the new practice is very effective and result oriented. The discovery has aided in many field instances especially in the field of medicine. Video-conference can be incorporated in performing even diagnosis to patients irrespective of distance barrier that may exist between the client and the doctor. The research was administered in the rural parts of Ohio the region represents all the undeserved regions and persons all over the world. The survey suggests that the tele-medicine can be incorporated on a larger scale and be able to serve countries and even continents. With appropriate measure the method can be improvised to offer a wider scale of service to marginalized persons. Among the negative possibilities that emerged during the study were intense capital requirement and unavailability of training facilities. In order to establish the project the government or a renowned Organisation has to be involved. This is because of the hefty capital that is required in establishing the project. In addition the service delivery is limited due to the use of computers which seems luxurious to underdeveloped nations.
References
Berman, M. &, Andrea, F., (2005)”Technology and managed care: patient benefits of telemedicine in a rural health care network” Health Economics 14 (6)
Grogan-Johnson, S., Alvares, R., Rowan, L. & Creaghead, N., (2010) pilot study comparing the effectiveness of speech language therapy provided by telemedicine with conventional on-site therapy

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