Live Event/Webinar # 1:

Title: Telehealth Basics and Purdue SLHS Clinics Adaptation during COVID-19

Check out our event recording here: 

Click here for the "Webinar Slideshow Handout" this handout follows the video linked above.

Date: October 29th 2020 / Time: 7pm EST

Format: 30 min description; 30 min Q&A


  • Georgia Malandraki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Christi Masters, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Shannon Van Hyfte, Au.D., CCC-A


  • Jennifer Simpson, Au.D., CCC-A

Registration & CEU Information 


This live event will cover the basics of telehealth including definitions, types of telehealth models and applications, legal considerations and privacy, safety, consenting, licensure, and the role of facilitators). The main adaptations our two large SLHS clinics (AuD and Speech) made during this time will also be discussed, as well as ways faculty and students adapted to this service delivery model. Then the discussion will focus on lessons learned (what worked, what didn't work) and on tips to enhance sustainability of telehealth/telepractice in our academic setting beyond the pandemic. A Q&A will follow.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the types and models of telehealth as well as the basic legal, privacy and safety considerations for the implementation of telehealth for speech language pathology and audiology.
  2. Identify the adaptations an academic speech pathology and audiology clinic made during the COVID-19 pandemic to adopt a telehealth service delivery model.
  3. List 3 tips on how to enhance sustainability of telehealth/telepractice in academic settings beyond the pandemic.

Speaker Biographies and Disclosures

Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Georgia A. Malandraki is an Associate Professor at the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a courtesy appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. The primary aim of her research is to uncover the central and peripheral neural mechanisms of swallowing function, in an effort to inform clinical decisions and develop neurophysiologically-driven treatments for children and adults with neurogenic dysphagia. She has also lead the effort to establish evidence-based teledynamic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the rehabilitation of dysphagia in underserved populations. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) and she is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Dysphagia Research Society. 

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Malandraki is a salaried employee of Purdue University and the co-founder and acting CEO of Curasis, LLC, a Purdue-initiated start-up with a mission to commercialize telehealth wearable technologies for the management of dysphagia.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Co-Chair of the Telehealth Taskforce of the Indiana Speech, Language, & Hearing Association; Member of the COVID-19 Taskforce of the Dysphagia Research Society 

Shannon Van Hyfte, AuD, CCC-A

Shannon Van Hyfte is a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director-Audiology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Her primary expertise is in the area of diagnostic and rehabilitative service provision across the lifespan.  She also serves as the third year AuD externship coordinator.   

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Van Hyfte is a salaried employee of Purdue University.
Non-Financial Disclosure: None

Christi Masters, MS, CCC-SLP

Christi Masters is a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Her primary expertise lies in identification, evaluation, and clinical management of speech and language disorders in young children. She is a certified trainer on the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders through the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center.  She is also trained in the Hanen approach for early intervention and the Lidcombe approach for stuttering.

Financial Disclosure: Prof. Masters is a salaried employee of Purdue University.
Non-Financial Disclosure: None

Registration Information:

Registration is required for all participants wishing to collect ASHA CEUs. Please register using this link: 

Registration for this course is due no later than October 27th.

CEU Information:

ASHA CEUs will only be awarded to those viewing the live webinar offering. Attendance will be tracked through the webinar software, and only those in attendance, through the entirety of the course, will be awarded. Additionally all particpants seeking CEUs must complete a learning outcome assessment form. This form will be sent to all participants following the event or can be accessed here: Responses after November 14th, for this event, will not be accepted.

Registration is required and must be completed by October 27th 5pm. 


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This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)

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