Telehealth Materials for Occupational Therapists- What to do?

Using proper materials in telehealth (or telepractice) can make a significant difference in the gains made by patients of an occupational therapist (OT).

An occupational therapist plays a significant role in the lives of children and adults who need help with everyday tasks. Whether working in schools or in a private practice, OTs have the opportunity to take their services online with a telehealth practice. Continue Reading →

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Why a Great Facilitator is Crucial to Telehealth for OTs

As telehealth becomes more prominent across different settings, the therapist-facilitator relationship is more important and varied than ever.

Facilitators are incredibly important when it comes to the success of the client and they play a vital role in teletherapy. The facilitator can be anyone from the client’s parent, caregiver, teacher aid, student support specialist and so on. Continue Reading →

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How Telehealth Can Help Patient & Stakeholder Engagement for OTs

Many occupational therapists have had to adjust their practices significantly during the times of COVID-19 due to stay at home orders or other interruptions.

This has forced a number of OTs to start doing telehealth, with some planning on incorporating it moving forward and others planning on going back to ‘normal’ and only doing in-person services. Some practices closed during stay at home orders and didn’t offer telehealth or telepractice at all.

These OTs are missing out on a number of benefits for both the OT and their clients, which as time goes on will leave them at a distinct disadvantage relative to the other OTs who have embraced the advantages of the medium. Continue Reading →

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Teletherapy and Materials for Speech-Language-Pathologists

Using proper materials in teletherapy (or telepractice) can make a significant difference in the gains made by patients of a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) plays a significant role in the lives of children who need help with language and communication. Whether working in schools or in a private practice, SLPs have the opportunity to take their services online with a teletherapy practice. Continue Reading →

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How Teletherapy Can Help Patient & Stakeholder Engagement

Many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have had to adjust their practices significantly during the times of COVID-19 due to stay at home orders or other interruptions.

This has forced a number of SLPs to start doing telepractice, with some planning on incorporating it moving forward and others planning on going back to ‘normal’ and only doing in-person services. Some practices closed during stay at home orders and didn’t offer teletherapy or telepractice at all.

These SLPs are missing out on a number of benefits for both the SLP and their clients, which as time goes on will leave them at a distinct disadvantage relative to the other SLPs who have embraced the advantages of the medium. Continue Reading →

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Why a Great Facilitator is Crucial to Teletherapy (Telepractice)

As teletherapy becomes more prominent across different settings, the therapist-facilitator relationship is more important and varied than ever.

Facilitators are incredibly important when it comes to the success of the client and they play a vital role in teletherapy. The facilitator can be anyone from the client’s parent, caregiver, teacher aid, student support specialist and so on. Continue Reading →

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Top 5 HIPAA Compliant Teletherapy Platforms

Choosing the best teletherapy solution can be tricky. Here are a few questions to consider with choosing a platform or software that is HIPAA compliant. The goal of using these platforms is to ensure continuity of services, additional telepractice certification options are available through IBCCES to provide best practices to provide optimal virtual services. Continue Reading →

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IBCCES Launches Telepractice Certification Program to Fill Growing Need For Services For Children With Special Needs

Millions of children with special needs across the US may be going without services due to school closures and limits on face-to-face healthcare services. With the dramatic rise in the need for teletherapy and remote learning due to COVID-19, along with the recent CARES federal stimulus package to ease the burden on schools and service providers across the country, a new set of training and certification programs for these professionals was announced today.

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