Abington Speech Pathology Services Brings Telemedicine Into Speech Therapy

7-year-old Mia Iloni has speech therapy sessions on-line with therapist from Abington Speech Pathology Services.

Abington Speech Pathology Services is offering a new kind of speech therapy from a distance for people who need it by using IT and telecommunication innovations, writes Stephanie Stahl for CBS Philly.

The technology which is similar to Skype‘s video service has a therapeutic element built in. According to Orna Kempler-Azulay with Abington Speech Pathology Services, there are an increasing number of patients who require these services, but fewer pathologists. This is where the new program Remote Speech comes in to help fill the void.

“We’re able to connect with our clients if it’s in schools, if it’s adults at home, or in any other facility that can’t get a therapist,” explained Kempler-Azulay, adding that the technology can also be used to help treat stroke patients.

One of the users of the new program, 7-year-old Mia Iloni who has a speech impediment, now gets a chance to have some of her therapy sessions at home. Her mother, Galit Iloni, says the program is amazing.

“After each time you see that she’s speaking better,” she said.

Read more about the new approach at CBS Philly by clicking here.

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