Attitudes of Speech Pathologists Towards ICTs for Service Delivery

Lindy McAllister, Carolyn Dunkley, Linda Wilson

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) have the potential to increase access of Australians, particularly those in rural and remote areas, to speech pathology services. Although telehealth infrastructure has been rolled out over the last decade or so across Australia, speech pathologists have generally been slow to use it for service delivery. This paper reports on qualitative research exploring factors influencing the attitudes of rural speech pathologists in New South Wales towards the use of ICT in their work. Personal and system factors were identified as barriers to the uptake of ICT and suggestions are offered to overcome these barriers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalACQuiring knowledge in speech, language and hearing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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