Telepractice: A Clinical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists

Melissa Jakubowitz and Lesley Edwards-Gaither
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Melissa Jakubowitz and Lesley Edwards-Gaither

Details: 175 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-380-7

Publication Date: 17/04/2022

In an era of increased distance learning and digital services, Telepractice: A Clinical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists offers speech-language pathologists (SLPs) the crucial information they need to provide successful telepractice services. Written with the viewpoint of post-COVID 19 application, this professional text includes everything SLPs need to know about telepractice and can assist both veteran and novice SLPs adjust to working via telepractice as the new normal.

Within this compact “how-to” guide, clinicians will find a range of valuable resources, including an overview of best evidence-based practices for teletherapy; specific therapeutic techniques and methods for engaging clients; a discussion of the cultural and linguistic considerations to keep in mind when assessing and treating clients via telepractice, and information on working with parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, eHelpers, and other facilitators. The authors also share their extensive experience and delve into the entrepreneurial aspects of telepractice to help clinicians building a teletherapy business to set themselves up for success.

Key Features

  • Case scenarios representing clients at various ages, from early intervention through adulthood, that demonstrate client engagement
  • Checklists, rubrics, models, and frameworks that will support the utilization of telepractice
  • A simple business plan and a rate calculator, along with all the information necessary to be a successful telepractitioner
  • A PluralPlus companion website with videos of high-quality teletherapy sessions and downloadable versions of practical resources for clinicians


"This book is an excellent resource! I learned so much-from the existence of The American Telemedicine Association and Telehealth Facilitator certificates, to the origins of online assessment, to details of public school contracting, to the upcoming ASLP-IC. Thank you! I thought I had a good knowledge base but this book filled in gaps I didn’t know were there. This book was well worth my time and I’m already putting it to use!"
–Sarah Zsak, MS, CCC-SLP

“This 175-page paperback text provides speech-language pathologists with current, post-pandemic, evidence-based best practices to serve their clients in remote settings. The book includes a companion website that contains the charts, tables, and checklists illustrated within the book and two PowerPoint lectures…
…The website adds two videos and PDFs of the charts and checklists found in the print copy, which may be helpful to some. 
The seven chapters are well cited and review the history of telepractice, which has existed far longer than the pandemic. The authors provide information on current policy (2022) and the how-to of managing sessions with clients from technological and behavioral perspectives. In addition, a review of research and policy regarding both assessment and treatment are addressed, including discussions about cultural and linguistic factors. Several models for
teletherapy and information to assist clinicians in evaluating apps and materials are provided. One chapter contains eight case scenarios ranging from early intervention to adulthood. These would be helpful to clinicians new to telepractice as the chapters describe the clients, goals, and strategies suggested for successful teletherapy sessions with the listed population, including critical thinking questions that may be helpful during instruction…
This book gives a current overview of numerous aspects of telepractice and may be helpful both for current speech-language pathologists as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Because the book addresses policy, which is constantly changing, readers will need to evaluate what is current and relevant in their state. It is the most current text on telepractice available.”

–Suzanne M. Welty, MA, EdD, CCC, Biola University, from Doody’s Reviews (July 2022)

"This book is a concise but informational text for successfully implementing telepractice services ethically and with evidence-based strategies. The authors define standard terms used in telepractice and have covered the key areas related to telepractice. Several case studies and critical thinking prompts walk readers through providing telepractice. The authors also acknowledge providing interventions for CLD individuals and low-incidence populations."
–Samantha Washington, EdD CCC-SLP

"...Written in language that can be easily understood by practicing clinicians without a research background.  Good use of case studies.  ...It was good to know the history of telepractice.  It helps us see just how far we’ve come."
–Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, CMDCP