e-occupational Therapy

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) had published a position statement on the use of telehealth practices for occupational therapists.  In their document they outline recommendations and initiatives.  Their recommendations include:

  • Use National Initiative for Telehealth Guidelines to promote quality services
  • Use Evidence Based Practice
  • Engage in Continuing Education
  • Work within your scope of practice, regardless of the service delivery method

The CAOT feels that telehealth services, including occupational therapy, can help with healthcare access and equality.

How do clinician and families in need of services meet?

 

Reference:

https://www.caot.ca/default.asp?ChangeID=170&pageID=4005

Occupational Therapy Month

April is occupational therapy month and also Autism Awareness month.  These two campaigns go well together as OT’s can have a positive influence on the lives of people with autism.  OT’s are often specially trained in sensory integration, teaching Activities of Daily Living, dealing with feeding/eating issues and improving social skills.