UPDATED: Telepractice Resources For Early Intervention Providers - Early Support For Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

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Telepractice Resources For Early Intervention Providers - Early Support For Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

* - Indicates new items added Dec. 2020

ESIT Guidance

• ESIT Tri-Stage Framework for Reentry to In-Person Service Delivery and Checklist 
• COVID-19 IFSP Review Form 
• Alternate Service Delivery Methods; COVID-19: Virtual Home Visits and Beyond
• Remote Evaluation and Assessment Tools 
 Guidance Memo #2020-04, June 22, 2020, COVID-19 Extended FRC and Exiting from Services 
• Guidance Memo #2020-03, June 8, 2020: COVID-19 Planning and Waivers 
• Guidance Memo #2020-02: April 17, 2020: Temporary Suspension of In-Person Services
• Guidance Memo #2020-01: March 19, 2020: Recommended Actions for ESIT Providers
• ESIT COVID-19 Updates and Questions and Answers  

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Association of Washington

American Physical Therapy Association

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kris Waidely, Physical Therapy Program Manager, waidely@doh.wa.gov

WA State Licensure Information
WAC 246-915-187 Use of telehealth in the practice of physical therapy

PT Interstate Licensure Compact- Practicing across states 
PT Compact *
• WA DOH PT Licensure Compact page
• Map of states participating in PT licensure compact 

Speech Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• COVID-19 Updates
• State-by-state map of SLP telepractice regulations 

Washington Speech Language Hearing Association
COVID-19 & Telehealth Resources *
• Britni Lundin, Executive Director, office@wslha.org

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kim-Boi Shadduck, Speech Language Pathology Program Manager, kim-boi.shadduck@doh.wa.gov

Statutes RCW 18.35 and rules WAC 246-828 govern the practice of the Board of Hearing and Speech. The scope of practice of Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant is defined in RCW 18.35.010 (19) and the minimum standards of practice is defined in WAC 246-828-112.

WA State Licensure Information
Department of Health, Office of Health Professions and Facilities, the Board of Hearing and Speech Guideline; Telepractice

SLP Practicing across states 
ASHA; Serving Students in Other States and Countries *
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology- Interstate Compact will become operational when ten states have enacted ASLP-IC legislation. *

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Info Pertaining to OT in the Era of Coronavirus 
• State-by-state map of OT telepractice regulations 
COVID-19 Decision Guides *

WA Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA)
OT Response to COVID-19

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kathy Weed, Occupational Therapy Program Manager, weed@doh.wa.gov

WA State Licensure Information
• WAC 246-847-176 

OT Practicing across states
OT Interstate Licensure Compact *
The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact *

Interpreter Services

WA State Health Care Authority Interpreter Services *
• Interpreter Services Newletter August 2020 *

Resources for Families

ECTA Virtual EI Family Flyer *
Nat’l Ctr for Hearing Assessment & Management; Teleintervention 101: Families *
WA State Drive in WiFi Hotspots Location Finder *

Online Training

• Behavioral Health Institute; Telehealth Resources *
• Telebehavioral Health 101 Series starting 1.8.21 *
• Telebehavioral Health 201 Series started 10.23.20. Enrollment still open. *
•  Optimizing Telehealth Opportunities and Revenue Capture 12/9/20. *
• Free Technical Assistance from the Distant Care Project, American Academy of Pediatricians *
• Teleflections Video Series *
Pediatric Feeding Service Delivery During COVID-19; Early Intervention *
• Telehealth Recommendations for Dysphagia Management during COVID-19 *
•  Routines-Based Intervention and Telepractice *
• Battelle Developmental Inventory-3 Remote Administration Guidance *
• Pronto Therapy Group; Telepractice and Early Intervention 
ASHA free CEUs for SLPs experiencing COVID-related hardship 
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Resources for COVID Outbreak- lots of great videos and         blogposts
Nat’l Ctr for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University Teleintervention 101      
• NW Regional Telehealth Resource Center Behavioral Assessment and Intervention via Telehealth       for Children with Autism and Related Disorders 
• Barnard Center, UW; Building Relationships while Using Virtual Platforms 
• ECTA telepractice home visiting training videos and other training resources 
• North Carolina Family Infant and Preschool Program; Tele-Practice Infographics 
APTA free on-line training for PTs 
DECA Program Use during COVID-19 

Brookes Publishing Free Webinars 
How Providers and Parents Partner Together to Use ASQ®-3 in a Virtual Environment
Using ASQ®:SE-2 Effectively with Parents During Virtual Screening Interviews
Using AEPSi™ to Engage in Authentic Assessment Virtually
TPBA2: Can We Do Assessments Via Zoom?
Using PICCOLO™ and HOVRS for “Virtual” Home Visits
• Child Find: Identifying Children for IDEA Services in a Remote and Virtual Context
• Strategies for Engaging Parents (not Children!) during Tele-Intervention
• Let’s Talk to Parents: Strategies for Remote Parent Counseling and Training

Funding Opportunities

• Guide to Low-Income and Low Cost Internet Options *
• Free Cell Phones to Medicaid Recipients *
• Head Start Connectivity Resources Page HHS Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant closes 12/8/20 *
• HHS Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant closes 12/8/20 *


WA Office of the Governor
 Telehealth parity proclamation 20-29 extended to Dec. 7. Requests have been made by several health organizations the extension of this proclamation until Jan. 1, 2021, when the payment parity law will take effect. *

WA Office of Insurance Commissioner
7th Extension of Emergency Order on Telehealth- extended to Dec. 11. *

WA State Health Care Authority
Information about novel cornovirus-19 for providers, billers and partners *
• Apple Health (Medicaid) telemedicine & telehealth brief *
Telehealth Guidance for Apple Health Clients *
• Telephone-based services during COVID-19 
• Request a Zoom License *
• Zoom Telehealth FAQ *
• HCA email address for COVID-19 billing, coding, or telehealth policy questions

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
• CMA Approves WA State’s Request for 1135 Medicaid Waivers 3/19/20
Medicaid Telemedicine page *
• CMS codes for telephone services reimbursement 

US Federal Government

U.S. Department of Education
• Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak 
• FERPA and COVID-19 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth & Coronavirus FAQ *
• HIPAA and COVID-19 Announcements, Notifications & Guidance 
Telehealth for Providers *

Other Agencies

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
Remote Service Delivery and Distance Learning 
• COS Completion When Teams Can’t Meet In Person 
• Remote Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment *
Determining Eligibility Remotely *

WA State Telehealth Collaborative
Telehealth Resources *

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
• Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. PST through Jan. 6, 2021. Registration link *

Center for Connected Health Policy
Overview of WA state Laws and Reimbursement Policies 

Public Consulting Group
Telehealth In Early Intervention IDEA Part C; Resources to Consider During the COVID-19 Public
Health Emergency

Sample Consent for Services Provided Via Telepractice Form

• Click here for sample Consent for Services form

DMS Documentation

• Documenting alternative methods of service delivery in the DMS