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Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and other healthcare therapy professionals working with pediatric patients and families.
Recently our country had to implement “out the box” thinking, due to the highly contagious COVID-19. With “Stay at Home Orders” and “Social Distancing”, direct therapeutic intervention can be challenging. As therapists, avoidance of in-person interactions negatively impacts typical face-to-face therapeutic intervention. Teletherapy is not a new platform, but currently it’s becoming notably the preferred intervention for non-acute pediatric patients. Transitioning from face-to-face intervention to technology- based intervention can be challenging with pediatric clients between the ages of 3-5 years old. How can I direct the child to the screen, what if the child moves from the camera and how can I keep the child’s attention for an entire session?
This online module will provide a variety of pediatric therapy activities that will increase the client’s participation during teletherapy. This educational event will also discuss parent/caregiver involvement, equipment needs and therapists’ responsibility within a teletherapy session.
Featuring Expert Faculty from the Atrium Health Learning Academy:
Leonia "Lee" Walker, MS, CCC-SLP
Charlotte AHEC, as a part of the NC AHEC System, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to Physical Therapy for continued competence.
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Valid Through: June 1, 2022
Creation of the content was made possible through the Atrium Health Essential Needs Fund at Atrium Health Foundation