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Corona Virus-Early Intervention
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Corona virus, Covid-19 and Early Intervention

As this situated is highly fluid, we urge to you reread the course every few days, as information is updated daily, as rules by State Government, and 'Early Intervention' are often release piecemeal, sometimes daily. Updated December 1, 2021 to include Omicron Variant

The Corona virus and the illness it causes: Covid-19 has unique implications & challenges for toddlers and infants, as well as service providers in the NYS and New York City Early Intervention Program. As itinerant Early Intervention providers can serve as a vector for disease to anyone in the home, they must be ever vigilant and provide education to parents and families of which they visit. Early Intervention services are deemed 'Essential Services" (NYSBEI Technical Assistance, 4/1/20). 

  • Learn what you must do to REMAIN SAFE and keep families SAFE!
  • Learn about virtual service provision:tele-therapy – involving telephony such as Skype, and Facetime in lieu of physical visits, for which disciplines this is permitted, for how long, and what special documentation must occur.
  • Are traditional, actual visits disallowed in NYC?
  • Are early intervention providers deemed 'essential' during the 'Stay At Home Order for Non-Essential Workers' by Governor Hochul?
  • Learn which disciplines CAN and SHOULD NOT use teletherapy based on their NY State Professional Practice Act for their professional discipline
  • Learn about which disciplines are permitted by their professional associations (ASHA, AOTA, APTA) to provide remote service provision via telephony such as Skype and Facetime.
  • Learn whether PTA's and COTA's may participate in virtual service provision, and how this must occur
  • What is the proper way to document teletherapy?
  • What is legally required by the parent vis-à-vis electronic consent versus signed consent?
  • Learn which telephony platforms are PROHIBITED for use in tele-therapy by HIPAA’s latest guidelines in response to the COVID-19 health crises, which types (Facetime, Skype, etc..) are allowed.
  • Learn the requirements under HIPAA & NYC with regard to how EXACTLY and in accordance with which REQUIRMENTS MUST be in place for teletherapy to occur, and be legally compliant and billable.
  • Learn about daily session and progress notes in the telephony paradigm
  • Can the 'log' be signed electronically? Can it be delivered electronically after an actual parent signature?
  • Learn all the details of how to discuss tele-therapy with parents, and how to create a setting where tele-therapy is maximized.
  • Learn what New York State Bureau of Early Intervention Guidelines are mandatory prior to entering the home, and what you MUST DO prior to leaving each home.
  • Learn the latest Federal Government Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19: appropriate infection control.

This primer is a MUST READ for all early intervention and pre-school therapists and educators who service the professional needs of the early intervention service provider during this time of National Emergency due to the Corona Virus and Covid-19 disease.

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This program is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional)

This course is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, and NYSOTA; for physical therapists by the New York State Board of Physical Therapy, and registered by the American Speech & Hearing Association.

EITTOC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 8922. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.4 CEUs, introductory, Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

- Meets NY State (NYSOTA) Continuing Compliancy Requirements for continued Core Competency Hours (CCH) -

Disclosure: Disclosure: David C Saidoff PT - course developer/presenter - has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Dr. Robert Koppel, M.D.,FAAP, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member.  Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Ascend has approved this course and may be contacted about any concerns. Information provided should be used within scope of practice.  AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The onus of responsibility for this course – granted contact hours by the AOTA – is for each OT professional to check with their State board of OT to see if this course meets licensure requirement for continuing education.


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