Cost: $275

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Course Instructors

Christine Robenalt, P.T. MPT

Christine Robenalt, P.T. MPT was an early adopter of telehealth beginning in 2010. She capitalized on experiences at the V.A. and with contracting agencies that led to expanding telehealth services to students attending virtual schools and then brought live video visits to pediatric home care. In 2015, Christine sat on the Telehealth Work Group for Early Intervention Colorado and co-authored the provider training that is still utilized today. Christine Robenalt is a wife, mom, and pediatric physical therapist. Christine teaches about mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and sensorineuromotor integration in order to guide parents and children to support and stretch with ease toward their desired outcomes.

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Melanie Criss is a pediatric occupational therapist, as well as founder and CEO of Community Therapy Services, a company that has specialized in telehealth occupational therapy services for school-aged children since 2009. She is also the co-founder and CFO of TelehealthShare. Dr. Criss has multiple publications on the topic of telehealth and has presented on the topic of telehealth on numerous occasions at national, state, and local conferences, as well as at various universities.

Jana Cason, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Jana Cason is a professor in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding University, founder and CEO of TelehealthShare LLC, and a pediatric occupational therapist. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association with past leadership positions within AOTA and the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Cason co-authored numerous telehealth standards and guidelines, book chapters, monographs, and articles and is widely cited by authors across disciplines. Dr. Cason serves as Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, an open access, peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed journal.

Course Learning Outcomes

Module 1: Introduction to the Telehealth Provider Training Program

Run time
21.35 min.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify 3 key resources to support best practices when using telehealth to deliver therapy services with the school-age population.
  2. Describe 2 examples of synchronous and asynchronous telehealth for  the school-age population.
  3. Identify 3 ethical considerations related to the use of telehealth with the  school-age population.
  4. Identify 3 pediatric assessments that can be used with a telehealth service delivery model.
  5. Describe 3 evidence-based, client-centered interventions for the school-age population that can be delivered through telehealth.
Module 2: Telehealth Defined (Key terms, Concepts, and Resources)

Run time
30.15 min.
Learning outcomes: 
  1. Define key telehealth terms. 
  2. Identify 3 key resources to support best practices when using telehealth to deliver therapy services. 
  3. Describe 2 examples of synchronous and asynchronous telehealth with the school-age population.
Module 3: Telehealth Technologies (Hardware, Software, Technology Features and Apps)

Run time
30.44 min.
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe 2 types of hardware and software commonly used for telehealth service delivery. 
  2. Identify 2 considerations related to the selection of hardware for telehealth service delivery. 
  3. Articulate 3 strategies to protect personally identifiable information (PII) when using technology for telehealth. 
Module 4: Telehealth Office Design and Room Set-Up

Run time
28.33 min.
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe 3 telehealth office room design considerations. 
  2. Identify 3 principles of office ergonomics. 
Module 5: Telehealth Competencies and Etiquette

Run time
21.06 min.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Identify 3 competencies (administrative, clinical, technical) related to the use of telehealth. 
  2. Describe 3 actions aligned with telehealth etiquette for preparing and implementing telehealth.
Module 6: Ethical Considerations for Telehealth

Run time
28.40 min.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Describe 3 evidence-based applications of telehealth intervention. 
  2. Identify 2 key telehealth ethics resources for therapy practitioners.
Module 7: Telehealth PT Evaluation

Run time
53.47 min.
Learning outcomes:
  1. List 3 assessments that can be administered as part of a physical therapy telehealth evaluation. 
  2. Describe 3 ways to instruct the child and/or e-helper during a PT telehealth assessment. 
  3. List 2 instances when an assessment is not appropriate to be delivered via telehealth.
Module 8: Telehealth PT Intervention

Run time
Part 1: 51.21 min. Part 2: 24.35 min. 
Learning outcomes:
  1. Describe the 4 steps needed to prepare for an effective physical therapy telehealth session. 
  2. List 3 ways to use screen share for teaching and education as part of a physical therapy telehealth session. 
  3. Identify 3 props that may be used to illustrate handling and facilitation techniques during a physical therapy telehealth visit. 
  4. Describe 3 ways to engage the child during a PT telehealth session. 
  5. Describe 3 potential advantages to physical therapy via live video visits versus in person sessions.
Module 9: Quick Tips and Lessons Learned

Run time
30.05 min.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Identify 3 strategies that promote successful telehealth therapy sessions. 
  2. Describe 2 ways to stay connected with other telehealth providers and experts.
Module 10: Telehealth Documentation

Run time
30.43 min.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Describe 3 strategies to streamline the documentation process for telehealth therapy sessions. 
  2. Identify 3 important components of therapy goals.
Module 11: Guided Simulation Activities with Reflective Prompts

Run time
52.47 min
Learning outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate ability to use videoconferencing platform features including annotation, chat, whiteboard, and screen share. 
  2. Identify 3 telehealth-compatible therapy materials that you can use in future telehealth therapy sessions.

Target Audience

Physical Therapy Practitioners

  • Has this course been approved for continuing education credit?

    A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all learners who participate in this course and successfully complete the CE course post-test. It is incumbent on registrants to contact their individual licensing authorities to confirm their continuing education requirements and documentation of such.

  • What is the educational level of this course?

    This on-demand course is intermediate level. The information is geared to practitioners with some knowledge of the subject matter.

Instructional Methods

Live Webinars include presenter and participant interaction. Multimedia formats are used during instruction including a live video feed of instructor, PowerPoint, supplemental videos, interactive polls, and/or chat discussion.

On-demand courses include video and audio recordings of live webinars with multimedia formats described above.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Learner outcomes are assessed through the CE post-test for live, on-demand, and self-paced learning modules. Post-test questions are based on learning outcomes listed in the course descriptions. 

Course Completion Requirements