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Download Telepractice Adult Case History form.pdf (52 KB)

Download Telepractice Child Case History form.pdf (51 KB)

Download Telepractice Customer Satisfaction Survey.pdf (38 KB)

Download Telepractice Daily Progress Notes-1.pdf (40 KB)

Download Telepractice eHelper Competencies form.pdf (46 KB)

Download Telepractice Informed consent form.pdf (42 KB)

Download Telepractice Lesson Plan form.pdf (31 KB)

Download Telepractice Plan of Care form.pdf (46 KB)

Download Telepractice Practicum Evaluation form.pdf (67 KB)

Download Telepractice Progress Report.pdf (42 KB)

Download Telepractice Request for service.pdf (40 KB)

Download Telepractice Speech-language pathology evaluation form.pdf (47 KB)

Download Telepractice Supervisor Evaluation form.pdf (47 KB)


Many children and adults with communication disorders, who live in Maine, do not receive speech therapy. Rural geography, a shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists, inadequate/costly transportation and inclement weather create significant challenges in reaching people in need of services. In response to this problem, an innovative graduate level telepractice training program in speech-language pathology has been developed at the University of Maine, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The training program has three learning components: (1) Intensive Training, (2) Clinical Practicum, (3) Discussion Groups. These complementary activities are guided by ASHA (2005; 2013) requirements of knowledge and skills of speech-language pathologists in providing speech therapy telepractice clinical services and FERPA (1974), HIPAA (1996) and HITECH (1996) regulations.

The University of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice and Technology Program manual provides the specific procedures used for training speech therapy telepractice to graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The manual contains a detailed outline and description of the program design, operational procedures, technology, equipment and forms used for training clinical competencies in speech therapy telepractice. Additionally, procedures and accompanying forms have been developed for outcomes measures including: Telepractice Practicum Evaluation form, eHelper Competencies, Supervisor Evaluation and Consumer Satisfaction.



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University of Maine




speech therapy telepractice, telespeech, telemedicine, rural healthcare


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Psychiatry and Psychology | Social Work | Special Education and Teaching


University of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice and Technology Program Manual