Conducting Virtual School-Based OT Evaluations
1.5 hours. During the COVID-19 pandemic, OT practitioners are having to revisit their practices to integrate the use of virtual methods, such as telehealth. Evaluations, particularly for determining need for school-based services can be challenging in this environment. This presentation will review Federal and state guidance related to the provision of OT services and will specifically examine guidance related to COVID-19 school closures. Practitioners will be given concrete strategies to use when conducting evaluations to determine need for services in a COVID-19 world.