Some instruction or learning to improve speaking is offered through speaking over the telephone. This is one modern way of further refining the way a person speaks, and not necessarily those with speaking impediments. Mostly, though, people who have these will have slight, moderate to hard problems with speech that need to be addressed.
There are special needs for being able to speak one language or the other, often with the sounds unique to a language. For language speech teletherapy, there is need to cultivate good natural reaction in speaking. This is to make the tongue and vocal chords attuned to the movements needed to create a good voice and vocal ability.
Sound is the basic value that is being used for this, and thus some experts have found the telephone as a good instrument with which to improve the delivery of speech or conversation. The phone, though, is lacking in refined high definition audio systems, and thus this therapy needs modern phone systems with good audio.
Older telephones have tinny sounds, and have lots of echoes and other static that disrupt the sound that you hear from the other end. More advanced gadgets though will have high definition values that can even track speech through its many ups, lows and permutations. Thus a teacher can monitor how a student does his speech in this way.
People who have shorter tongues can still speak, although it will be hard for them to be clearly understood. They may need this kind of instruction so that they can speak clearly. The instructor can help them enunciate well and carefully. And all it will take is to let them practice over the telephone.
This method makes the voices exclusive to the instruction, which can help shyer persons, too. They need not face teachers and be shamed by their impediments, although they need to be up to speed with the instruction over the phone lines. The teacher thus is tasked to make them comfortable with the system and the process so they can respond well.
Otherwise, the learning will not be effective, and this can be a block for people with autism. Those who have experienced a stroke, though, are highly qualified to go through this process. It needs some critical thinking to be able to progress from this method, which also involves the handling of gadgets and perhaps software.
The teacher runs the monitoring which can be registered in electronic monitors for modulation and other values. Thus they can precisely polish voice and enunciation, help folks in delivery and in making their vowels and consonants sound normal. There might be little defects, but good speech can make them virtually or well nigh impossible to detect.
Many people have some kind of speaking defect or the other, perhaps after surgery on the oral apparatus. Clefts and short tongues can be remedied surgically, but being able to speak well needs the services of language experts. In this regard, teletherapy is something that really works for specific persons in need.