Basic Computer Operations and
Assistive Technology

The clinician understands how to operate the software/hardware needed for use with clients and how to adapt computer access for clients who require this accommodation. For some clinicians, this competency could include learning how to operate and maximize the use of telehealth/telepractice facilities with clients who have limited access to traditional treatment locations. As “computers” continue to change shapes and sizes and functions, new technologies will continue to emerge. For example, at this time, some clinicians may be developing this competency by exploring podcasts!

Based on content from:
Cochran, P. S. (2005). Clinical computing competency for speech-language pathologists. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Related reading:
Mashima, P. A., Birkmire-Peters, D. P., Syms, M. J., Holtel, M. R., Burgess, L. P. A., Peters, L. J. (2003). Telehealth: Voice therapy using telecommunications technology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 432-439.

© 2006-2007 Paula S. Cochran, Ph.D., CCCSLP