Cost: $30

Course Instructors

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.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Describe 3 evidence-based applications of telehealth in OT. 

2. Identify 2 key telehealth ethics resources for OT practitioners. 

3. Identify 3 ethical considerations related to the use of telehealth.

Course Agenda

Content to be Covered
Introduction & telehealth definitions
Telehealth evidence
Ethical considerations with technology
Ethical considerations with assessment
Ethical considerations with intervention
Ethical considerations with reimbursement
Ethical considerations with licensure
Telehealth advocacy opportunities
Case studies & telehealth ethics resources
Total: 60 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 1 contact hour/0.1 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 00339)

  • 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 meets the requirements of the Professional Issue category as it pertains to the practice of occupational therapy and addresses legal, legislative, regulatory, and reimbursement issues related to ethical OT practice using telehealth.

Continuing Education Information

This course has been approved for 1 contact hour/0.1 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 00339).

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