Last updated: 28 March 2020 12:05 mountain time
- Free CEU from Education Resources Inc: Lines, Tubes, Ventilators and Diagnostic Screening For Stability vs Instability. Use code ERISTANDS.
- Free Access to ASHA Learning Pass for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020
Free 20-page packet- The Honeycomb Pandemic Packet
Home Program templates for cognitive and communication modalities. (for setting up home programs without treating directly!)
Free Aphasia-Friendly Emergency Kit Information
From their website: In order to address the need for aphasia-friendly disaster preparedness information, the Aphasia Center of California (ACC) adapted FEMA’s “Basic Emergency Supply Kit” checklist. We obtained input from Aphasia Center of California participants regarding the format, content, layout, and accessibility of the materials via focus group discussions and one-on-one interviews. Their feedback directed the look and feel of the final documents. A number of ACC members told us they preferred a two-column document with photographs, highlighting, and additional text. Other ACC members told us they preferred a more streamlined version with photographs but without any highlighting or added text.
- Free Aphasia-Friendly Handout: "What is COVID-19?" from Tactus Therapy
Free 5-page PDF: Functional Activities for In Room Treatments
For therapists who find themselves performing in room treatment sessions with little to no equipment, here is a list of activities to help re-energize treatment sessions, spark new ideas, and promote the use of functional activities. We at Therapy Insights aim to help clinicians continue to provide challenging and dynamic patient care with excellent outcomes. Any small items/activities used are inexpensive and may be purchased and distributed to individual patients for infection control purposes, made at home, or found and printed for free online.
Please note that this resource is most appropriate for occupational therapists, though physical therapists may also find helpful ideas. Collaborate with speech therapists to combine these activities with functional speech, language, or cognitive therapy if co-treatments are available.
Free Guided Journal for Times of Uncertainty
This free download is a 12-page Guided Journal for Times of Uncertainty. It is completely free (direct link to Google drive file, no email required). You can use it or not, share it or not. Many of the poems, quotes, and text inside of it speak to times of uncertainty, and the questions posed are universal. They have no right or wrong answer. They are the questions of all of our lifetimes.
Free Oral Mech Exam Visual Cards
Completing an oral mech exam with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, or while wearing a mask or other PPE can be a challenge. These 3x5 inch cards can be cut, laminated, and used to guide the patient through the steps of the oral mech exam. Clean thoroughly between use, or print a fresh copy for each test.
Hosted by SLP ToolKit, The Informed SLP, and Bjorem Speech Publications
From their website: SLP Telecon is a 2 day LIVE event with 6 speakers from across the country. Due to recent circumstances SLPs may be required to provide services virtually for the first time ever! Over these 2 days, you will learn from some amazing SLPs who will be sharing their best tips and tricks for getting started and best practices in teletherapy!
California Speech Language Hearing Association and SpeechTherapyPD.com present: FREE WEB CONFERENCE! Teletherapy Bootcamp
Teletherapy Bootcamp is a 7-hour web conference from CSHA and SpeechTherapyPD.com, addressing all things Teletherapy for Speech-Language Pathologists - Early Intervention, Pediatric, School-Based and Adult Therapy. The first two hours also are of benefit to those in the audiology community. You select which course(s) you take.
- Free Telepractice Research Reviews by The Informed SLP
- Telepractice Training from The Hello Foundation
For pediatric clinicians. This site is like Teachers Pay Teachers, but everything is digital and can be used in teletherapy.
Speech Therapy Connect
SOS Approach to Feeding - Information & Support for Coronavirus
Resources for pediatric feeding therapy and telehealth.
- Research related to dysphagia and tele-health by Clare Burns, Royal Brisbane Hospital
Learn, Play, Thrive: Parent Coaching in the Teletherapy Context: Free webinar (OT)
From their website: Free 45 minute webinar to teach you the skills you need to plan, structure, and execute your teletherapy OT sessions using parent coaching with confidence and ease, even if you've never worked with parents or done therapy virtually.
- From the California Telehealth Resource Center: The CTRC Telehealth Program Developer Kit. 334 page PDF with detailed information regarding how to set up telehealth with particular focus on the laws and regulations in California
COVID-19: Use of Telepractice and Telesupervision
A Letter from the Chair of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC)
- Teletherapy Facebook Groups:
- Fact sheet: MEDICARE TELEMEDICINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FACT SHEET
- National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
- Center for Connected Health Policy
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
From their website: It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1378 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access. You can read more at Chen et al. Nature (2020) and download our data here.
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
Doremalen, N. V., Bushmaker, T., Morris, D., Holbrook, M., Gamble, A., Williamson, B., … Munster, V. (2020). Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1.
- For SLPs who offer FEES: CDC recommendations: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings See Section 4: Take Precautions When Performing Aerosol-Generating Procedures (AGPs)
- ASHA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates
- Information Pertaining to Occupational Therapy in the Era of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus: Information for APTA Members
For students unable to complete their clinical hours
From their website: "Simucase combines the power of simulation-based learning with a comprehensive patient video library. Our patented simulation technology allows users to observe, assess, diagnose, and provide intervention for virtual patients. This helps members master specific clinical skills, meet and evaluate clinical competencies, and practice interprofessional collaboration."
- Free CEUs for Passy-Muir Valve
Therapy Insights 2020 Essay Contest
Win $1,000 + free year of Therapy Fix + pizza party for your cohort
Spend your free time writing an essay addressing this question: What is one of the most unresolved issues in your field and how would you propose resolving it? Deadline: April 20, 2020