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Using Telehealth as a Tool for Intervention in Pediatrics

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Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L


Using Telehealth as a Tool for Intervention in Pediatrics

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AOTA recognizes telehealth as an alternative method of service delivery that allows clients to receive services, even when separated physically by distance from the therapist, in places where clients live, work, and play. In addition, accreditation standards require that educational institutions ensure that graduates demonstrate an understanding of the use of technology, including telehealth technology, to support client performance, participation, and health and well-being. This 2-hour webinar reviews the definition of telehealth, discusses the existing evidence regarding the use of telehealth in occupational therapy and illustrates potential opportunities for this approach with pediatric clients. This course is also included with the Teletherapy Webinar Package.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define telehealth as it applies to occupational therapy.
  2. Describe at least two benefits and two barriers to the application of telehealth services within the present health care delivery system.
  3. Identify ethical considerations important with the use of telehealth.
  4. Describe at least three ways in which occupational therapy services can be delivered using telehealth technology in the pediatric setting.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Therapy Process: Intervention; and Category 3, Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L, has a passion for working with children, particularly in natural environments where children interact regularly. Her vision came full circle with the creation of Community Therapy Services, LLC, in 2007. Melanie developed an innovative telehealth program for students attending virtual charter schools in 2009. Currently, she and her team of occupational therapists use telehealth technology to serve children and their families in 20 different states. To view Melanie’s course, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Melanie Criss receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Community Therapy Services LLC. She is co-founder and CFO of TelehealthShare, an online marketplace for therapists seeking telehealth-compatible therapy materials and telehealth-related professional development.
  • Nonfinancial: Melanie provides videos on her company’s TelehealthShare YouTube Channel.

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