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A Comprehensive Guide to Pediatric Telepractice

Distinguish yourself as an expert in pediatric telepractice by advancing your knowledge in tele-evaluation and teletherapy.

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About this Certificate Program

In this certificate program, therapists will learn how to utilize a repertoire of online assessments in pediatric telepractice and implement a successful virtual treatment plan of care. Experienced therapists and therapists new to this service delivery model will glean insight into online therapeutic techniques that are highly successful, even for children who struggle with decreased attention. Therapists will learn how to motivate children for improved compliance using theme-based teletherapy activities and bring home a virtual therapy bag full of ready-to-implement tele-activities using common everyday objects. This certificate program also teaches clinicians how to identify executive functioning skill deficits in children with ADHD and SPD and how to implement practical strategies to help children attain success in childhood occupations.

Target Audience


Goals & Objectives

  • Clarify pediatric standardized assessments that can be used in a telehealth platform
  • Produce a repertoire of pediatric therapeutic activities for teletherapy using limited resources
  • Demonstrate how to integrate theme-based teletherapy activities into therapy practice
  • Interpret challenges in executive functioning skills encountered by children and youth with ADHD and SPD

What's Included in the Certificate Program

Accredited Online Courses*

5 hours of online video lectures and patient demonstrations.

Interactive Learning Assessments

Case-based quizzes to evaluate and improve clinical reasoning.

Case Study Interviews

Recorded Q&A sessions between instructors and practice managers.

Section 1: Pediatric Telepractice

4 Chapters

Virtual Pediatric Therapy: An Introduction to Online Evaluationskeyboard_arrow_down


Virtual Pediatric Therapy: Successful Applicationkeyboard_arrow_down

  • The Importance of Best Practice Pediatric TeleinterventionChapter 1

    Chapter 1 examines virtual therapy etiquette, time management, productivity, and improvising during online therapy sessions. This is essential for engaging children in a therapy service delivery model that has its own unique limitations.

  • Pediatric Teleintervention: Unlimited Ideas From Limited ResourcesChapter 2

    Chapter 2 teaches therapists how to use common household items to create fun and engaging activities for children to develop fine motor, gross motor, sensory, and speech and language skills. Due to limited resources universal to pediatric teletherapy, it is important for therapists to have a list of common objects that can easily be used as therapy tools.

  • Pediatric Teleintervention: Treatment PlanningChapter 3

    Chapter 3 instructs therapists on a variety of treatment planning strategies specific to pediatric teleintervention for productive sessions. These strategies are important for therapists to know because teletherapy planning requires more up-front preparation than in-person planning due to coordinating multiple facets.

  • Developing a Digital Therapy LibraryChapter 4

    Chapter 4 helps therapists glean information about how to develop a digital resource library. Just like a tangible therapy bag is important for in-person pediatric therapy, so too is a digital therapy bag for teletherapy.

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Motivating Children Through a Thematic Approach to Teletherapykeyboard_arrow_down

  • Overcoming Obstacles in Pediatric TeletherapyChapter 1

    Chapter 1 addresses obstacles common to pediatric teletherapy. These include attention and behavior problems during sessions as well as limited therapy tools. Therapists need to understand why it is important to create a session plan focused on what each individual child enjoys and what readily available materials can be used creatively for engaging a child.

  • Themed-Based Teletherapy Activities: NatureChapter 2

    Chapter 2 looks at nature-theme-based teletherapy activities using ordinary items. Step-by-step instructions for teletherapy activities with themes such as flowers, ocean, butterflies, and animals are discussed. It is important for therapists to have a list of ready-to-implement teletherapy activities that develop sensory and motor skills in children.

  • Themed-Based Teletherapy Activities: PiratesChapter 3

    Chapter 3 looks at pirate-theme-based teletherapy activities using ordinary items. Step-by-step instructions for teletherapy activities are discussed on how to make a paper sailboat pirate ship, island hopping with pillows, drawing a treasure map, and more. It is important for therapists to have a list of ready-to-implement teletherapy activities that develop sensory and motor skills in children.

  • Themed-Based Teletherapy Activities: SeasonsChapter 4

    Chapter 4 looks at seasons-theme-based teletherapy activities using ordinary items. Step-by-step instructions for teletherapy activities with themes for spring, summer, winter, and fall are discussed. It is important for therapists to have a list of ready-to-implement teletherapy activities that develop sensory and motor skills in children.

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Executive Functioning Skills: Strategies for Children With ADHD and SPDkeyboard_arrow_down

  • Defining Executive Functioning Skills in Children and YouthChapter 1

    Chapter 1 introduces a case study illustrating a real-life example of a child with SPD and ADHD who struggles with executive functioning. This chapter defines executive functioning skills and illustrates typical brain development for EF. It is important for therapists to learn the details of EF development in children in order to more effectively create a treatment plan.

  • Executive Functioning Challenges in Children With ADHD and SPDChapter 2

    Chapter 2 discusses the role of executive function in children and youth with ADHD and SPD and its impact on childhood occupations. This information helps therapists understand the difficulties children experience daily at home and at school.

  • Therapy Activities to Develop Executive Functioning Skills in ChildrenChapter 3

    Chapter 3 describes therapeutic activities that facilitate development of executive functioning and self-regulation, including board games, interactive games, yoga, deep breathing, and mindfulness. It is important for therapists to know which interventions help executive functioning skills to more specifically target deficit areas.

  • Accommodations and Modifications for Executive Functioning in ChildrenChapter 4

    Chapter 4 provides therapists with tips and tricks to address working memory, problem-solving, organizational skills, and emotional regulation. Additionally, this chapter discusses adaptations and modifications for the school environment, as well as parent suggestions to help their children strengthen executive functioning skills. This is important for therapists in developing a comprehensive plan of care.

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CEU Approved

5 total hours* of accredited coursework.
MedBridge accredits each course individually so you can earn CEUs as you progress.

      Our clinic could not be happier with MedBridge.

Amy Lee, MPT, OCS
Physical Therapy Central

       MedBridge has allowed us to create a culture of learning that we were previously unable to attain with traditional coursework.

Zach Steele, PT, DPT, OCS
Outpatient Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

    MedBridge has created a cost-effective and quality platform that is the future of online education.

Grant R. Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Athletico Physical Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get CEU credit?
Each course is individually accredited. Please check each course for your state and discipline. You can receive CEU credit after each course is completed.

When do I get my certificate?
You will receive accredited certificates of completion for each course as you complete them. Once you have completed the entire Certificate Program you will receive your certificate for the program.

*Accreditation Hours
Each course is individually accredited and exact hours will vary by state and discipline. Check each course for specific accreditation for your license.

Do I have to complete the courses in order?
It is not required that you complete the courses in order. Each Certificate Program's content is built to be completed sequentially but it is not forced to be completed this way.

How long do I have access to the Certificate Program?
You will have access to this Certificate Program for as long as you are a subscriber. Your initial subscription will last for one year from the date you purchase.

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