Using Telehealth as a Tool for Intervention in Pediatrics
AOTA recognizes telehealth as an alternative method of service delivery that allows clients to receive services, even when separated by physical distance from the therapist, in places where clients live, work, and play. Accreditation standards also 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.
- Define telehealth as it applies to occupational therapy.
- Describe at least two benefits and two barriers to the application of telehealth services within the present health care delivery system.
- Identify ethical considerations important with the use of telehealth.
- Describe at least three ways in which occupational therapy services can be delivered using telehealth technology in the pediatric setting.
Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level OTs
Course Instructor: Melanie Criss, OTR/L, has a passion for working with children, particularly in the 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.
- Financial: Melanie Criss receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Community Therapy Services LLC.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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.
Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Boards of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-591242. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.
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