|On Monday, May 5th, 2020, the IPRC hosted a discussion for pediatric rehabilitation providers to discusses ideas, practices, and policies related to the use of telehealth to complete therapy evaluations and assessments. Providers from all settings were encouraged to attend. |
In response to COVID-19, many rehabilitation providers have expanded teletherapy services for many disciplines, including traditional therapies.
|Topics Discussed Included:|
-Has your organization implemented telehealth sessions for therapeutic evaluations? Which disciplines/diagnoses?
-Are there certain patients that your organization/team does not deem appropriate for virtual assessment?
-How do you ensure the reliability of testing in the home?
-What assessment tools have proven most effective for use via teletherapy?
-How have you attempted standardization?
-Describe the efficiency of completing evaluations in this manner. How much time is allotted for each assessment?
-What tips have you learned to improve the information gathered?
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