Telepractice Updates and Resources


Telepractice Committee Update Presentation - February 2021

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last update: February 8, 2021

General Resources, Tools, and Information

  • As a public service, the Patient-Provider Communication Forum, with the support from the United States Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) is providing a free bank of communication tools for you to download and print.  This was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While this communication boards were originally created to support the greater number of people requiring ventilator support due to COVID-19, ISHA also recognizes that some clients with complex communication needs may not have access to their augmentative or alternative communication devices/systems that were supplied by the schools or clinics.  These communication boards would continue to support their communication competence. 
  • ASHA has compiled telepractice resources for use during COVID-19.  The following telepractice resources will be updated as new information becomes available during this current COVID-19 situation. 
  • ISHA has received emails from members regarding guidance on how to proceed in the absence of appropriate personal protective equipment.  Sarah Warren, Director, Health Care Policy, Medicare for ASHA provided information on this.
  • General information and updates from ASHA regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19; this resource include updates on serving students with disabilities, impact on assessment and accountability, FERPA, K-12 general information, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP program coverage.


  • Current Status: In the state of Illinois, telepractice is approved for licensed audiologists.
  • Contact for Audiology: Mike Sharp, Vice President for the Division of Audiology

Early Intervention


  • Current Status: In the state of the Illinois, telepractice is approved for licensed SLPs and audiologists.  It is recommended that providers check with payors prior to services as there is inconsistency in payor coverage for telehealth services. 
  • Contact for Medical Practice Issues: Michelle Zemsky Dineen and Meredith Baker-Ruch, Medical Practice Issues Committee Co-Chairs



  • Current Status: In the state of Illinois, telepractice supervision is approved for graduate students, clinical fellows, and speech-language pathology assistants when supervised by licensed SLPs and audiologists.  These rules are in effect until March 6, 2021.

 ASHA Resources


Other Government Agencies 

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)