Telehealth Assessments

Delivery of speech/language services via video conference or telepractice

Purpose

Conditions of online speech pathology telepractice service

The purpose of this page is to provide information to you on the terms and conditions of our online speech pathology telepractice service, and to obtain your consent to participate in, a telepractice consultation with your speech pathologist.

Angela Kinsella Speech Language and Literacy Academy provides the online telepractice service to enable clients to book and attend appointments for speech pathology services.  These Terms & Conditions set out the basis by which we permit you to access our services.  By using our services you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, as amended from time to time.


What is Angela Kinsella Speech Language and Literacy Academy telepractice

Telepractice is the use of telecommunications to provide speech pathology services to clients. Our speech pathologists typically uses audio and video conferencing services to administer client sessions in real-time but may utilise other formats, such as email, for related communication. Telepractice is sometimes referred to as telehealth, telerehabilitation, or telespeech.

Angela Kinsella Speech Language and Literacy Academy works with schools to provide collaborative support for literacy and oral language development to students in the school context.  Our telepractice service is fully integrated to the school education framework.


What does a telepractice consultation involve

A telepractice consultation usually involves some or all of the following:


What are the potential benefits of telepractice

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Telepractice can:


What are the potential risks of telepractice

Telepractice can:


Will my privacy be protected

Angela Kinsella Speech Language and Literacy Academy is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and must comply with obligations related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including through telepractice. Our speech pathologist must maintain confidentiality and privacy standards during sessions, and in creating, keeping and transmitting records. 

 

At times, audio and video recordings of sessions may be taken to support the speech pathologist’s work, as might occur in a face to face consultation. You will be informed before a recording takes place and can refuse to be recorded for any reason. The speech pathologist will inform you of the reason for the recording and how it will be stored.

While the speech pathologist is obligated to meet standards to protect your privacy and security, telecommunication, including videoconference, may increase exposure to hacking and other online risks; as with all online activities. You may decrease the risk by using a secure internet connection, meeting with the speech pathologist from a private location, and only communicating using secure channels.


What does informed consent mean

Informed consent included some important principles: