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Virtual Pediatric Therapy: Successful Application

presented by Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L

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Financial: Jenny Clark receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She receives royalties from AAPC Publishing, Therapro, Abilitations, Cross Country Educations/PESI, and Summit Professional Education.

Nonfinancial: Jenny Clark has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 59 minutes, Learning Assessment: 29 minutes
Telehealth is an alternative service delivery model that pediatric occupational therapists and pediatric physical therapists can use for implementing therapeutic interventions. Research supports the efficacy of telehealth in pediatric OT and PT populations, but providing this form of pediatric therapy comes with a unique set of challenges. Therapists new to this delivery model need to be equipped with practical information on how to conduct evaluations and effectively implement therapeutic interventions.

In this course on virtual pediatric therapy, therapists will learn best practice trends in teletherapy service delivery for improved productivity. Therapists will be taught how to create ready-to-implement teletherapy activities using common, everyday objects that they can put to practice immediately. activities that they can put to practice immediately using common, everyday objects.

Meet Your Instructor

Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L

Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, has helped children for the past 30 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist, working as a speaker, school-based occupational therapist, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny's Kids, Inc.), independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Jenny currently works as an OT supervisor in school-based teletherapy practice.…

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1. The Importance of Best Practice Pediatric Teleintervention

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.

2. Pediatric Teleintervention: Unlimited Ideas From Limited Resources

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.

3. Pediatric Teleintervention: Treatment Planning

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.

4. Developing a Digital Therapy Library

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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