Jana Cason, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a professor in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and a pediatric occupational therapist. Dr. Cason was an early pioneer engaging in telehealth-related research in early intervention beginning in 2008. She is a past chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group and past chair of the American Occupational Therapy Associations Technology Special Interest Group. Dr. Cason is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a telehealth expert with 16 years of practice experience in early intervention. She co-authored the Early Intervention chapter in the textbook Case Smith’s Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Dr. Cason also co-authored the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Position Statement on Telehealth, the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Position Paper on Telehealth, and the American Telemedicine Association’s Blueprint for Telerehabilitation Guidelines and Principles for Delivering Telerehabilitation Services. Dr. Cason has published numerous book chapters, monographs, and articles and is widely cited by authors across disciplines. She also serves as Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, a peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed journal.
- Financial: Jana Cason receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. She is co-founder and CEO of TelehealthShare (https://telehealthshare.com), an online marketplace for therapists seeking telehealth-compatible therapy materials and telehealth-related professional development. She is compensated for her role as a professor in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy, Spalding University.
- Nonfinancial: Dr. Cason provides videos on her company’s TelehealthShare YouTube Channel. She has authored many publications referenced during her presentation.