Conference: IDIO 2022
Date: August 23, 2022
Presenters: Sally Shepherd- DaSy, Katy McCullough- ECTA, Nicole Cossette- Connecticut, Laurie Thomas- Washington
The current health crisis expanded the options to use telepractice as a method to provide early intervention services. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states turned to remote service delivery using telecommunication technology (sometimes referred to as telepractice). Two critical factors in the effective implementation of telepractice are guidance and consistent ongoing communication. Two states share their processes used to develop current guidance and communication plans, based on data, to address the needs of families, providers, and staff to effectively implement telepractice as an ongoing service delivery method and advance equity in the current stage of the pandemic and beyond.