Online Therapy Services

Telepractice is a way for therapists to reach families in under served areas.  Telepractice is a way to support families without being directly/personally in the home.  This option can be used in conjunction with direct service models of therapy.  TinyEYE provides information about their Speech Therapy Online Services.

 

http://blog.tinyeye.com/2013/11/07/online-speech-and-occupational-therapy-what-we-are-not

 

 

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