Research supports online delivery

The first and most important thing is that families who have tried online delivery of early intervention services believe that they are effective.

Telehealth has been around for many years. Even prior the COVID-19 pandemic, there was already access to research into the efficiency of online early intervention services. The results show that they:

  • Are equally effective as face-to-face services
  • Result in positive outcomes for the child
  • Provide flexibility
  • Engage and empower families
  • Increase family belief in their ability to parent their child

During the pandemic, online early intervention services are a safe way to keep connected with the service providers working with you to achieve positive outcomes for your child. We encourage you to give online services a try!

Infographic that shows there is research to support online services and Plumtree will work together with you to achieve your goals

The research below concluded that telehealth can be introduced to all families in Colorado because it works.

Cole, B., Pickard, K., & Stredler-Brown, A. (2019). Report on the Use of Telehealth in Early Intervention in Colorado: Strengths and Challenges with Telehealth as a Service Delivery MethodInternational journal of telerehabilitation11(1).

Families participating in the research had a positive perception of telehealth. Parents indicated that services delivered via telehealth were “acceptable, useable and effective”. The study summaries that online services:

For more research see https://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/news-perspectives/use-of-telehealth-in-early-intervention-idea-part-c-resources-to-consider-during-the-covid-19-public-health-emergency/

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