Telepractice: Use of Video Conferencing for Telepractice


Larry Edelman

Recommended because:
Whether referred to as tele-intervention, tele-health, tele-practice, tele-therapy, tele-EI or other labels, using video conferencing to deliver IDEA Part C early intervention (EI) home visiting services is not a new idea; many EI programs across the country have been doing so successfully for many years. In addition, video conferencing has been used for many years by EI programs for team meetings, coaching, supervision, professional development activities, individualized planning meetings, family-to-family support, and other purposes. DO NOT DELAY: whether or not your program has been using video conferencing, because of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, ALL EI programs should be using video conferencing and relate technologies in order to continue providing EI services and supports to families. The purpose of this document is to suggest key topics to be addressed and provide information and resources to assist in planning how to use video conferencing for home visiting.

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