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The TEDI module was created to assist health professionals in utilizing telehealth to provide evidence-based early detection and intervention for infants with or at-risk of developmental disabilities. TEDI training program: Telehealth for Early Detection and Intervention for Infants with Developmental Disabilities is a Subject

TEDI training program: Telehealth for Early Detection and Intervention for Infants with Developmental Disabilities

Started Jun 4, 2020

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The TEDI training module was rapidly developed by experts from around the world in response to COVID-19 and increase need for telehealth to deliver healthcare services. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was traditionally used to connect clinicians with families based in rural locations, who were limited in their healthcare access. However, in 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease caused by COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic . This led to widespread social distancing, and the rapid uptake of telehealth for the delivery of traditionally face to face health services and development of training resources. The provision of early assessment of babies being monitored for developmental challenges, went from being a traditionally face to face to being delivered via telehealth. The TEDI module is designed to assist health professionals in utilizing telehealth to provide evidence-based early detection and intervention for infants with or at-risk of developmental disabilities now and into the future.

The TEDI module was created to assist clinicians to provide telehealth delivery evidence-based early detection and intervention for infants with or at-risk of developmental disabilities.

By completing this training program, you will understand how telehealth can be utilised now and into future for early detection and intervention for infants with developmental disabilities, with a family-centred care approach. The training program will take approximately 4 hours to complete, and you can work through the material at your own pace. The program is divided into 5 areas:

i) Understanding telehealth

ii) Early detection

iii) Early intervention

iv) Practice change

Learning outcomes 

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key features to that are needed for platforms that can be used to deliver telehealth services and recognise the consent, privacy and safety considerations associated with telehealth.
  • Describe how to set up and perform a telehealth developmental assessment with an infant and their family.
  • Determine when telehealth is appropriate to use and when face-to-face consultation is preferable, with a focus on family centred care.
  • Recognise the importance of early identification of developmental disability and identify which infants require developmental surveillance based upon clinical risk factors.
  • Summarise the components of a neurodevelopmental assessment including clinical history, neuroimaging and motor assessments and what adaptations are needed for telehealth.
  • Recognise barriers and enablers to telehealth within your own workplace and reflect your own practice regarding delivery of developmental assessments and interventions of infants

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