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Pediatric and School-Based Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Excerpt from the American Physical Therapy Association Website:

The pediatric physical therapy resource is directed at PTs and PTAs who manage these patients, especially in school settings. Topics include school closings and IEP services, remote learning, and a discussion of factors that need to be considered in providing pediatric physical therapy via telehealth.

Many issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — such as those related to practice closings, use and billing of telehealth or e-visits, and safety precautions — aren’t different between physical therapist services provided to adults and those provided to children and youth. For information about general issues regarding practice, billing, and payment, APTA’s coronavirus and telehealth webpages include numerous resources to answer your questions, and the association updates them frequently.

As in day-to-day practice, however, physical therapist services to the pediatric population may have special considerations during this health crisis. APTA has put together this information for PTs and PTAs who manage these patients, particularly in school settings.

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