Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Speech-Language Pathology, Telerehabilitation, Public Health


A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was utilized. An online survey via Google Forms was disseminated to six (6) respondents from two (2) satellite centers: Persons with Disabilities Affairs (PDAO) Carmona Center and OPLAN-Speech Tayo Clinic. Respondents were chosen using purposive sampling. Frequency and percentage were used to analyze quantitative data while thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. Majority of the participants had 1-2 years of experience conducting telepractice and did not have special certification/training in telerehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR). Their preferred screening practices included interviews, medical records review and informal assessment. Preferred assessment practices included interviews, informal assessment, medical records review, case history forms, standardized assessment and caregiver/self-report. Preferred intervention practices included drills, home programs and evidence-based approaches. Preferred preventive practices included webinars/talks. The preferred modes of communication and platform specifications included SMS texting, Facebook Messenger, email and laptop with Google Meet/Zoom. Evidence suggested that these were the optimal tele-procedures preferred. The special considerations, accommodations and modifications included time and availability of clinicians and patients, therapy session modifications and patients’ environmental and personal considerations. For the facilitation of CBR principles, the themes identified were patient and caregiver education, involvement of individuals and community, obtaining and applying feedback and service delivery. The respondents’ preferred practice patterns and facilitation of CBR principles were found to align with standards of practice and telepractice guidelines stipulated by Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) and the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Guideless developed by World Health Organization.

First Advisor

Kerwyn Jim Chan