Telehealth in Occupational Therapy
The Canadian Occupational Therapy Association released a Position Statement on Telehealth in 2011 encouraging this use of technology in professional practice. In 2014, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Position Statement on Telehealth became the guiding statement. https://www.wfot.org/resources/telehealth
Telehealth Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics: Select Research
Occupation-Based Coaching by Means of Telehealth for Families of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder; Lauren M. Little; Ellen Pope; Anna Wallisch; Winnie Dunn; Am J Occup Ther. 2018; 72(2):7202205020.
Feasibility of Pediatric Game-Based Neurorehabilitation Using Telehealth Technologies: A Case Report; Grace Reifenberg, Gabrielle Gabrosek, Kelly Tanner, Karen Harpster, Rachel Proffitt, Andrew Persch; Am J Occup Ther. 2017; 71(3):7103190040.
Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Integral to the Triple Aim of Health Care Reform; Jana Cason; Am J Occup Ther. 2015; 69(2):6902090010.
The cost‐effectiveness of a web‐based multimodal therapy for unilateral cerebral palsy: the Mitii randomized controlled trial; Tracy Comans, Gabor Mihala,Leanne Sakzewski, Roslyn N Boyd, Paul Scuffham; Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology March 2017; 59(7)
Mixed evidence exists for Internet-based education and support interventions for caregivers of someone with a chronic health condition in enhancing wellbeing and decreasing stress; Jacki Liddle, PhyllisLiang; Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 2016; 63(2)
Parent-mediated intervention training delivered remotely for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has preliminary evidence for parent intervention fidelity and improving parent knowledge and children’s social behaviour and communication skills; Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah; Lincoln, Michelle; Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 2018; 65(3)
Telehealth language assessments using consumer grade equipment in rural and urban settings: Feasible, reliable and well tolerated; Rebecca Sutherland, David Trembath, Antoinette Hodge, Suzi Drevensek, Sabrena Lee, Natalie Silove, Jacqueline Roberts; Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare 2016; 23(1)
The Effectiveness of the Internet in Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes; Roslyn Giglia and Colin Binns; Journal of Human Lactation 2014; 30:2, 156-160
Effects of telerehabilitation in occupational therapy practice: A systematic review; Goris Hung KN and Kenneth NK Fong; Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy 2019; 32:1, 3-21
Systematic Review of School Telehealth Evaluations; Denisse Sanchez, Jennifer F. Reiner, Rachel Sadlon, Olga Acosta Price and Michael W. Long; The Journal of School Nursing 2018; 35:1, 61-76
Child and parent outcomes following parent interventions for child emotional and behavioral problems in autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis; Joanne Tarver, Melanie Palmer, Sophie Webb, Stephen Scott, Vicky Slonims, Emily Simonoff, and Tony Charman; Autism 2019; 23:7, 1630-1644
Systematic Review of Community- and Home-Based Interventions to Support Parenting and Reduce Risk of Child Maltreatment Among Families With Substance-Exposed Newborns; Allison L. West, Sarah Dauber, Laina Gagliardi, Leeya Correll, Alexandra Cirillo Lilli, and Jane Daniels; Child Maltreatment 2019; 25:2, 137-151
Effectiveness and impact of networked communication interventions in young people with mental health conditions: A rapid review; Alice Verran, Ayesha Uddin, Rachel Court, Frances Taggart, Paul Sutcliffe, Jackie Sturt, Frances Griffiths, and Helen Atherton; DIGITAL HEALTH 2018 10.1177/2055207618762209
updated April 2020