Practice Parameters for Telehealth-Implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis
Continuity of Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Original Webinar Date: March 31, 2020
Webinar Duration: 2 hours
Short Title: CASP Telehealth Task Force: Practice Parameters
CEU Offered: 2.0 Total Learning CEUs (including 1.0 in Ethics)
- Joy Pollard PhD. BCBA-D
- Jenna Minton, Esq.
Abstract: Dr. Joy Pollard (Chair) and Jenna Minton from the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) Telehealth Task Force will discuss the recently released Parameters for Telehealth- Implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis: Continuity of Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This CASP document was produced in response to the impact of stay-at-home and social distancing orders on the delivery of medically necessary ABA services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
This 2-hour webinar will provide an in-depth discussion of the ethical administration of telehealth. Providers will learn how to evaluate the benefits and risks of implementing different telehealth service delivery models, via synchronous and asynchronous modalities. We will review tools to assist providers in determining whether a patient and their caregivers can participate productively in one of the models for telehealth ABA services, including considerations of patient and caregiver characteristics, technological requirements, and monitoring effectiveness. Providers will also receive service-specific guidance (i.e., application of CPT Adaptive Behavior codes for services delivered via telehealth) along with case examples for different telehealth applications.
Objective #1: Providers will be able to evaluate the risks and benefits of implementing different telehealth service delivery models, via synchronous and asynchronous modalities to ensure ethical and quality care is maintained.
Objective #2: Providers will be able to assess patient characteristics and their individualized treatment plans to determine the appropriateness of telehealth models for a patient.
Objective #3: Providers will provided with tools to learn how to assess the caregiver's ability to participate in sessions and technological requirements for a telehealth session.
Objective #4: Providers will identify strategies to modify treatment goals and objectives, protocols, environment, stimuli, and teaching procedures to effectively implement ABA sessions via telehealth.