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By Abigail Condit
CHS Contributor

Over the last year, the healthcare industry has changed dramatically. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of modernizing patient care strategies, as many patients are choosing to — or have to — remain physically distant from medical facilities and their providers.

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Alum teaching therapists to utilize telehealth during pandemic 

By Ryan Clark 
CHS Communications Director 


5 questions with … Tori Schaub, APT 
 

Tori Schaub remembers the exact moment when the world — and her life — changed.  

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The UK Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Academic Clinic, a graduate student and licensed speech language pathologist operated facility that provides services to children with communication disorders, pivoted quickly under the direction of Clinic Director Donna Morris, MA, CCC-SLP, earlier this year to adapt their model of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our service model had to change so quickly, and we wanted to ensure our clients would continue to receive high quality services,” said Aimee Sayre, MA, CCC-SLP, academic support services director for the clinic.

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Social isolation due to COVID-19 poses specific challenges to children and adults who live with hearing loss disorders.

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The COVID-19 crisis has caused the majority of health care providers to rapidly deploy telehealth initiatives to prevent disruption in care. Joneen Lowman, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in communication sciences and disorders, launched the first telehealth certificate at the University of Kentucky and shares her advice on the importance of telehealth training for all medical professionals.

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Exponential growth in technology is forever altering the landscape of health care. Currently, 60 percent of millennials would prefer a virtual health care experience to in-person care. Lack of access to services remains a growing issue for populations in both rural and urban areas.