Staying connected through telepractice

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What is telepractice (a.k.a. telemedicine or telehealth)?

In short, telepractice allows for continuity of care when in-person sessions are not practical or feasible.

Whether you’re familiar with it as telepractice, telehealth, telemedicine, remote testing – the common theme is this: our customers want to know how to continue to deliver clinical, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral health, and psychoeducational tools and assessments to students and clients at home. 

Telepractice links clinician to client, or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation via telecommunications. It includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools, and other forms of telecommunications technology.

Over the past several months, the landscape of healthcare has drastically changed. The term “social distancing” has become a part of our vernacular — seemingly overnight — and as a large majority of the world has found ways to maintain some physical distance, there are many, like you, who are searching for ways to provide care to those who need it. Telepractice can help you do just that.

Watch an example of intervention and assessment within a telepractice session from Pearson's Connections Education group

In 2010, the American Telemedicine Association published a sample set of guidelines for telepractice.

A Blueprint for Telerehabilitation Guidelines