In short, telehealth allows for continuity of care when in-person sessions are not practical or feasible.
Whether you’re familiar with it as telehealth, telepractice, telemedicine, or remote testing – the common theme is this: our customers want to know how to continue to deliver clinical, speech, occupational therapy, behavioral health, and psychoeducational tools and assessments to students and clients at home.
Telehealth links clinician to client for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation via telecommunications. It includes a growing variety of applications and services using videoconference, email, smart phones, wireless tools, and other forms of technology.
Watch an example of intervention and assessment within a telehealth session from Pearson's Connections Education group
In 2010, the American Telemedicine Association published a sample set of guidelines for telehealth.
A Blueprint for Telerehabilitation Guidelines