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2014, Rural Medicine Conference: Remote speech pathology assessments: making language assessments more accessible to children living in rural NSW

Sutherland, R., Hodge, A., Silove, N., Lee, S.,  Drevensek, S., Baggett, K., Medley, C., Eastley, F., Williamsz, M.,  Pope, S., Rayner, J., Percival, T., Pfeiffer, S., Hollowell, R., Roberts, J. &  Trembath, D.
Remote speech pathology assessments: making language assessments more accessible to children living in rural NSW.
Rural Medicine Conference, Dubbo, 2014.

 

2016: Overcoming barriers to using telehealth for standardized language assessments

Sutherland, R., Hodge, A., Trembath, D., Drevensek, S., & Roberts, J.
Overcoming barriers to using telehealth for standardized language assessments.
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups1(18), 41-50, 2016.

Download: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308841967_Overcoming_Barriers_to_Using_Telehealth_for_Standardized_Language_Assessments

Abstract:
The clinical imperative to provide speech-language pathology services to families outside of the metropolitan area, while accounting for the barriers previously identified, was the impetus for a recent study conducted examining the use of telehealth in Australia (Sutherland et al., 2016). That study found that delivering standardized language assessments via telehealth using consumer grade equipment was feasible, reliable, and tolerated by students with language impairment. In the present article, a follow-up to Sutherland et al. (2016), the barriers to using telehealth are described, along with the steps taken to overcome these barriers in completing the original study. The current article also seeks to describe to the responses of the school-aged students and clinicians involved.

2017: Telehealth language assessments using consumer grade equipment in rural and urban settings: Feasible, reliable and well tolerated

Sutherland, R., Trembath, D., Hodge, A., Drevensek, S., Lee, S., Silove, N., & Roberts, J.
Telehealth language assessments using consumer grade equipment in rural and urban settings: Feasible, reliable and well tolerated.
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare23 (1), 106-115, 2017.

Download: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1357633X15623921

Abstract:
Telehealth can be an effective way to provide speech pathology intervention to children with speech and language impairments. However, the provision of reliable and feasible standardised language assessments via telehealth to establish children’s needs for intervention and to monitor progress has not yet been well established. Further, there is limited information about children’s reactions to telehealth. This study aimed to examine the reliability and feasibility of conducting standardised language assessment with school-aged children with known or suspected language impairment via a telehealth application using consumer grade computer equipment within a public school setting.

2017, November 11th, AVCAL: “What’s the next big thing in deep tech innovation?”

About the event

Hear about the emerging technologies coming out of CSIRO’s deep tech Innovation Accelerator, ON. Gain insights on the following ground-breaking technologies in a panel discussion moderated by King & Wood Malleson’s Scott Bouvier.

Program panellists

Coviu provides all the tools necessary to make video consultations, as an alternative means of delivering therapy and advice, a reality by supercharging the patient-clinician conversation. [Silvia Pfeiffer]

Modular Photonics produce a glass chip micro device which can achieve a 100 times increase in data transfer speeds at approximately one tenth of the current cost across various ranges. [Michael Whithford]

Cardihab™ is a digital health company helping patients with heart disease. The Digital Cardiac Rehabilitation (DCR) solution uses smartphone apps and web portals to give clinicians the ability to deliver more convenient, flexible and engaging cardiac rehabilitation services to patients. [Simon McBride]

The ON program partners with 30 universities, has over 400 mentors and has graduated 200 groups in just two short years.

Hear from CSIRO’s Chief Exective Dr Larry Marshall about the unique value of accelerators like ON in the VC landscape; what’s on the Australian innovation horizon; and the role CSIRO plays in taking valuable world-class research out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Speakers

  • Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
  • Scott Bouvier, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons