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Discover articles, courses, reviews and more to improve patient care through telemedicine.  

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Review the latest research papers from the MDS Telemedicine Study Group, investigating telehealth as a tool improve care.

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Organization: American Telemedicine Association
A US-based advocacy organization. 


Talk slidesNeuropsychology Service Teleheath 
From Columbia University movement disorders service Neuropsychologists

Peer-reviewed articles

Neuropsychological Test Administration by Videoconference. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2017) Fee required for full text
Validity of Teleneuropsychology for Older Adults in Response to COVID-19. A systematic and critical review (2020)

  Physical and Occupational Therapy

Overview: Guidelines for Physical Therapy & Telehealth
From the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) resources. Includes member-only content

Courses and resources: Telehealth/COVID-19 Resources for Physical Therapists 
From the APTA Learning Center: Includes member-only ecourses and content

Audio/Visual: Webcasts and Podcasts for Telehealth 
From the International Neurologic Physical Therapy

Peer-reviewed article: Utilizing Telehealth to Deliver LSVT BIG Treatment for Young Onset Parkinson Disease

Curated Telehealth Resources from the American Occupational Therapy Association, including: 

- OverviewOT and Telehealth in the Age of COVID-19 
- HandoutOccupational Therapy Telehealth Decision Guide - 2 page handout that includes a checklist for clinical decision-making.
- Article: Considering Telehealth? 3 Things You Need to Know - An analysis document on implementation of telehealth for Occupational Therapists

  Speech Language Pathology

OverviewTelehealth Recommendations for Dysphagia Management during COVID-19 
From Purdue I-EaT Lab - Includes guidelines and educational materials, including:

Organization: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Telepractice 
Resources from the professional organization for speech language pathologists in the US, including: Telepractice Services and Coronavirus/COVID-19

Report: Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum
A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic - Review article addressing dysphagia during Covid 19, including a section on telehealth. Includes many top researchers. Not specific to Parkinson's or other movement disorders.


- Webinar: Telepractice in Private Practice and University Clinics for Adults with Neurological Disorders
- Webinar: Telepractice Delivery of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG: What you need to know
- Webinar: Telehealth in Adult Populations during and beyond COVID-19: the Purdue SLHS perspective.  

Peer-reviewed articles:

Telehealth for Dysphagia: Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice: Reviews recent evidence for Tele-practice for dysphagia, including implications for Covid 19. From the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2020) 
​​​​​Telerehabilitation for communication and swallowing disorders in Parkinsons Disease. Journal of Parkinsons Disease. (2021)
Speech-language pathologists’s perceptions of the use of telepractice in the delivery of services to people with Parkinson’s disease. From the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2020) 
Delivering speech maintenance therapy to people with Parkinson’s Disease via telerehabilitation. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2019)
​​​​​​​-  Group Therapy for Maintenance of Speech in Parkinson's Disease Following LSVT LOUD®. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2018) 
​​​​​​​- Clinical and quality of life outcomes of speech treatment for Parkinson’s disease delivered to the home via telerehabilitation. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. (2016)

Research summary: Dysphagia Management via Telepractice
"What’s the Evidence, and Where to From Here?" A dysphagia Cafe resource for Speech clinicians. 

Ongoing MDS research

As more professionals explore telemedicine, MDS is helping our community implement telepractices more effectively, researching its impacts, and investigating its potential as a tool to make treatment more accessible.

The MDS Telemedicine Study Group is continually researching, creating and sharing new resources to advance telehealth in Movement Disorders.  

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