Troubleshooting Telehealth Issues: Overcome Challenges in Pediatric Telehealth Sessions_VIDEO

About the Course
As telehealth is becoming an increasingly used service delivery model in pediatric therapy, therapists are concerned they are lacking the tools necessary to address the plethora of unique challenges it brings to the forefront. There are so many “What if’s” in pediatric telehealth. What if… the child does not participate or engage during the session? If he/she has challenging behaviors? If there are significant physical limitations? If a facilitator needs to be trained? The chronicity of telehealth issues is very real and can often be debilitating. Not only can this impact the efficacy of patient outcomes but can also result in psychological symptoms such as stress and anxiety for many therapists. This course aims to offer solutions to these very universal barriers in pediatric telehealth by engaging clinicians in a case study format to educate and problem solve. By using a platform of realistic and research-based pediatric cases, clinicians are implored to increase their knowledge base and apply the highlighted principles of behavior management, Occupation Based Coaching and Contextual Therapy across various pediatric telehealth issues and settings.

Learning Outcomes
  • identify 4 important decision-making guidelines before considering Telehealth services for pediatric clients.
  • Select 2 examples of Synchronous and Asynchronous telehealth service delivery options and how each can be used with the pediatric population.
  • Recognize the principles, process and perception of the Occupational Based Coaching delivery model in telehealth.
  • Identify 3 solutions to therapeutic challenges commonly encountered when using telehealth with the Pediatric population.
  • Recognize the principles and application of Contextual therapy in Pediatric telehealth.
About the Author
Dr. Aditi Mehra graduated with a Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, from Western Michigan University in 1998 and pursued her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University in Illinois. She has practiced as a pediatric OT for the past 22yrs in various settings: Early Intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, teletherapy, and school- settings. During her Doctoral Studies, Dr. Mehra also pursued a certification in Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field of Behavioral Psychology, Dr. Mehra uncovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of Precision Teaching designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning. Dr. Mehra is currently the director of 3 Fit Learning Labs: in Chicago, Denver, and London - England. She continues to practice OT in the school setting and is an avid Continuing Education presenter for various Allied health groups. Dr. Mehra is also an Adjunct Professor at Elmhurst University whose passion is rooted in Inter-Professional Education and working with allied fields. She also has a Pediatric OT podcast designed to discuss the common behavioral challenges in Pediatric OT using a case study format.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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