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Teletherapy for Early Intervention & Pre-School
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Tele-Therapy For Early Intervention & Pre School

Teletherapy or ‘virtual early intervention’ services became possible on March 27, 2020 in New York State and was recommended as the primary and preferred method of service delivery even after Phase III began on July 6, 2020 in New York State. A mirror-image situation has occurred in other States throughout the Union, especially as ‘Early Intervention’ is deemed an ‘essential service.’ Updated 9/30/20:  teletherapy 'phone-only'

Given that Covid-19 is the ‘New Reality’ for the foreseeable future, the primary mandate to facilitate services is predicated upon the avoidance that children with developmental delays do not suffer irreversible regression during the relatively small window of opportunity afforded by the human brain’s neurological plasticity.

  • Learn about the imperative for teletherapy in the milieu of Covid-19, and its preference by governmental departments of health in lieu of physical face-to-face visits.
  • Learn about what telephony platforms may be used and which may not be used in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Learn about documentation during teletherapy, and which documents require or do not require parental signature.
  • Learn the teletherapy requirements under HIPAA, NYS & NYC with regard to how EXACTLY and in accordance with which REQUIREMENTS MUST be in place for teletherapy to occur, and be legally compliant and billable.
  • Learn which telephony (visual and audio data transmission) platforms are HIPAA and FERPA compliant for use in Early Intervention
  • Learn which disciplines CAN and SHOULD NOT use teletherapy based on their NY State Professional Practice Act for their professional discipline in the early intervention setting during this current pandemic declared State of Emergency
  • Learn all the details of how to discuss tele-therapy with parents, and how to create a setting where tele-therapy is maximized.
  • What elements of early intervention therapy must be implemented prior to and during each service provision occurrence?
  • What is the proper way to document teletherapy?
  • What is legally required by the parent vis-à-vis electronic consent versus signed informed consent?

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 0.45 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level,Professional)

EITTOC is an approved provided of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. EITTOC is authorized to offer 0.45 AOTA CEU's/ 4.5 Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

- 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. KristenO’Leary,SLP, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she 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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