Opinion of Speech Language Pathologist about Teletherapy in treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors

  • Fatima Hussain Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore
  • Amna Rashid Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore
  • Muhammad Azzam Khan Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore
  • Ruhamah Yousaf Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore.
  • M Sikander Ghayas Khan Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore.
  • Iqra Rehman Department of Health Professional Technologies,Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Khadija Saleem Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore.
  • Tallal Anwar Faridi University Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.136

Abstract

To find out the opinion of speech language pathologistabout teletherapy in treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in light of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Study Design:The study design was cross-sectional.Settings: The data was collected through social media or online survey via Google forms.Study Duration: The duration of study was 6 months from January to June 2021.Material and method:To assess opinion about teletherapy, a convenient sampling technique was held in which speech therapist (n=113) completed an online survey amidst COVID-19 with 20 questions related to providing teletherapy service. A questionnaire was developed with the help of expert opinion and literature review. Measures of ratings included custom-made attitudinal statements towards teletherapy by Speech Therapist. Results:The results indicate that 8.7% speech therapists plan to discontinue teletherapy after COVID-19 pandemic while 48% speech therapists were satisfying with teletherapy service. None of the participants plans to switch completely to teletherapy. Besides technical conditions, other factors also have influence on teletherapy.Conclusion: The delivery of teletherapy has been found to be an efficacious, acceptable and feasible treatment modality for individual therapy.

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2022-02-28

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Hussain, F. ., Rashid, A. ., Khan, M. A. ., Yousaf, R. ., Khan, M. S. G. ., Rehman, I. ., Saleem, K. ., & Faridi, T. A. . (2022). Opinion of Speech Language Pathologist about Teletherapy in treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(2), 138–142. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.136

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