Cost: $60


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.

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L

TelehealthShare CFO & Director of Online Products

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Define telehealth as it applies to occupational therapy.
  2. Describe at least two benefits and two barriers to the application of telehealth services within the present health care delivery system.
  3. Identify three ethical considerations important with the use of telehealth.
  4. Describe at least three ways in which occupational therapy services can be delivered using telehealth technology in the pediatric setting.

Course Agenda

Content to be Covered
Telehealth-related definitions
Key telehealth resources
Telehealth technology (e.g., hardware, software, devices, videoconferencing platforms, and key features within platforms)
Strategies for implementing assessment through the use of telehealth
Tips and tricks for planning and implementing telehealth in pediatrics for school-age children
Telehealth session format examples
Lessons learned
Ethical considerations related to telehealth
Advocacy needs related to telehealth (e.g., reimbursement, interstate licensure compact)
Resources to get started and Q&A
Total: 120 min.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapy Practitioners

  • How many contact hours/CEU has this course been approved?

    This Distance Learning - Independent course has been approved for 2 contact hour/0.2 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 00429)

  • What is the educational level of this course?

    This on-demand course is introductory level. The information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter.

  • What is the approved course category?

    This course is approved for the category OT Service Delivery.

Continuing Education Information

This course has been approved for 2 contact hours/0.2 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 00429).

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