NeuronUP is an online platform with thousands of cognitive stimulation for professionals working in neurorehabilitation interventions. The platform has long featured a form of asynchronous teletherapy called NeuronUP2GO, allowing the professional to create and send digital materials for their patients to do at home while maintaining visibility on the patients progress in real time.
Telerehabilitation, teletherapy, e-therapy, telemedicine, telehealth, remote therapy are just a few of the terms being used during the Covid-19 pandemic as solutions for the new way rehabilitation professionals to approach their work. They all fall under the same category of ways that allow professionals to perform healthcare services like cognitive rehabilitation remotely through ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and the Internet. It is characterized by the fact that the professional and the person to be rehabilitated are not in the same place.
The advantages of telerehabilitation seem very clear:
- Continuing rehabilitation from the comfort of the patient’s own home at any time of the day
- Keeping up with therapy at a distance when the patient or professional is sick, working out of town or on vacation.
- Avoiding travel, being very important for people with mobility problems.
- Reinforcing the activities worked on in the clinic or facility
- Expanding the the clinic’s reach by managing the rehabilitation of patients located in different parts of the world.
As new information is released daily and rules vary differently, NeuronUP wanted to gather in one place information related to new rules and regulation related to the use of telecommunication platforms for therapy for our clients to help keep them up to date:
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- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): State-by-State Chart of Telehealth Laws
- American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Telepractice resources during Covid-19
- Inter Organizational Practice Committee (IOPC): Neuropsychology Toolkit – TELE-NP during Covid-19
- American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Policy Updates, Resources, Tools, News, and the COVID-19 Webinar Series
- American Psychological Association (APA): APA COVID-19 Information and Resources
- American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM): Coronavirus Resources
- Aging Life Care Association (ALCA): Covid-19 Information
- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT-ACE): Practice Support for OTs – Covid-19
- Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC): COVID-19 Update: Speech-Language Pathology Focused Telepractice Resources
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA-SCP): Corona Virus – COVID-19 Public Resources & Member Messages
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT): Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- The Royal College Of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT): Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
- Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI): Occupational Therapy and the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT): Telepractice Guidelinies
- Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP): Practice During Covid-19 Outbreak FAQs
- British Medical Association (BMA): COVID-19: video consultations and homeworking
- Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA): COVID-19
- Speech Pathology Australia (SPA): COVID-19 News and Information
- New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA): Information Regarding COVID-19
Please reach out to NeuronUP to include any associations missing from the list