Course Learning Outcomes:
Provider will be able to: learn about the corona virus and Covid-19’s impact on her/his patient pediatric population, and its varying impact on the hierarchy of family members as it relates to clinical and educational practice.
Provider will be able to: learn how to implement tele-therapy in the therapeutic setting – involving telephony such as Skype, and Facetime in lieu of physical visits, for which disciplines this is permitted, for how long, and what special documentation must occur.
Provider will be able to: know what the ASHA and other professional associations such as the AOTA consider best practice with respect to the use of teletherapy.
Provider will be able to: understand what types of telephony PROHIBITED for use in tele-therapy by HIPAA’s latest guidelines in response to the COVID-19 health crises are, which types (Facetime, Skype, etc..) are allowed.
Provider will be able to: understand the requirements under HIPAA & NYC with regard to how EXACTLY and in accordance with which REQUIRMENTS MUST be in place for teletherapy to occur, and be legally compliant and billable.
Provider will be able to: understand the latest Federal Government Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19: the safest recommend way to disinfect your hands, and toys you bring into the home.
Learn about daily session and progress notes in the telephony paradigm during the Covid-19 crises.
Provider will be able to: professionally incorporate what the New York State Bureau of Early Intervention Guidelines are mandatory prior to entering the home, and what you MUST DO prior to leaving each home vis-à-vis the current Covid-19 crises
Provider will be able to: learn to practice safely and avoid being a disease vector for transmission
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Course intent: To provide speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other disciplines with the clinical background to understand the clinically relevant issues regarding the Corona virus and treatment of children, so as to implement appropriate therapeutic intervention in the fine motor, gross motor, speech, social emotional, cognitive and adaptive domains, as well as management and prevention of dysfunction in the early intervention setting.
Relevance to occupational therapy, speech language pathology, physical therapy & other early intervention providers: Aforementioned disciplines therapists and other early intervention providers treating children between the ages of 0-3 are on the front line of treating children in an era of rampant Covid-19, especially when visiting the home in the early intervention setting.
Speech Language Pathology
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Speech teachers and Audiologists, Occupational therapists, COTA's, special educators, social workers,
Course Level: Intermediate & Individual
Content Area: 3050 Language Disorders: Assessment _ professional
Course Level: Intermediate & Individual; Course Content: Related 7060 Intermediate individual
AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of Occupational Therapy
Areas of occupation: ADL, Education, work, social participation
Activity Demands: social demands, sequence & timing, required actions & performance skills,
Performance Patterns: Roles
Legal, Legislative, Regulatory & Reimbursement Issues: federal/ state regulatory statutes
Contemporary Issues & Trends: Ethics, EBP
Target Audience: all audiences, Introductory
-What is Corona Virus
- Difference between epidemic and pandemic
- How it spreads
- Why the panic
- Social distancing and quarantine
- Signs and symptoms
- What is tele-therapy and is it permitted
- HIPPA and tele-therapy
- Service delivery
- Documentation and consents
- Before you visit
- Babies and Covid 19
- Preparing families
- Hand washing and disinfecting
- Educating parents
- Best practices
- Parenting strategies