Telepractice with Preschool Children: Speech-language Pathologists’ Perspectives in Turkey


  • Merve Dilbaz Gürsoy Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Tuğçe Karahan Tığrak Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ayşen Köse Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.



Preschool children, Speech-language pathology, Telepractice


The purpose of this research was to investigate speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) perspectives, attitudes, and experiences of using telepractice for preschoolers in Turkey. A mixed-method online survey was used with SLPs who implemented telepractice with preschool children. Frequency distribution and theme analysis were used to examine the data. Therapy was the most offered online service (98%). Further, 67% of SLPs worked with speech sound disorders. More than half of SLPs felt confident offering telepractice to preschoolers. Most respondents thought that telepractice was an appropriate and easily accessible approach for preschool children, with the applicability of telepractice connected to a child’s type of problem. The SLPs were motivated by the numerous advantages of telepractice. However, their opinions were divided when telepractice was compared to in-person treatment. The SLPs in Turkey must be better educated about telepractice, and clinical standards established. The findings point to areas of telepractice that might be improved for preschoolers, especially in Turkey.



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How to Cite

Dilbaz Gürsoy, M., Tığrak, T. K., & Köse, A. (2022). Telepractice with Preschool Children: Speech-language Pathologists’ Perspectives in Turkey. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 14(2).



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