Due to school closures and recommended social distancing, you may wish to communicate with your clients via teleconferencing. Please discuss HIPAA compliant teleconferencing with your employer prior to implementation. You may wish to review HIPAA guidelines on Telemedicine.
Please see Delaware Telehealth Coalition for additional information regarding the state of telehealth in Delaware.
Some options for teleconferencing:
Simple Practice: https://www.simplepractice.com/telehealth-secure-hipaa-compliant-video/
Other options can be found here.
DSHA does not endorse the use of any specific teleconferencing company. DSHA cannot provide you or your employer with information regarding reimbursement for telehealth services.
Governor Carney Directs Two-Week Closure of Delaware Public Schools – Friday, March 13, 2020
State to close schools March 16 through 27 to prepare for potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more
Governor Carney Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Thursday, March 12, 2020
Emergency declaration allows for broad coordination of state agencies to respond to outbreak. Read more
To View Links to Information – Taken From DSHA President Newsletter of March 2, 2020
Coronavirus DSHA wants to ensure that all members have access to clear and accurate information regarding the Coronavirus strain: (COVID-19). Please look to these resources for recommendations and updates:
DSHA also recommends discussing risk and salient precautions with your employer. Per the CDC, prevention measures include: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Check out this DSHA Member-recommended podcast: In Plain Language – tips to help your child’s language skills skyrocket.
A DSHA member recently recommended the Tube to Table Podcast – Helping tube-fed kids become happy and healthy eaters. Check it out!
The Board Certified Specialist-Autism Spectrum Disorder (BCS-ASD) certificate for SLP’s is moving forward! The building of a website is underway and you are invited to see for yourself how progress is coming along. Visit the website at http://www.autismspecialty.org/
Check This Out on Spotify! Introducing the Hooked on Phonetics podcast, with Maxwell Hope from the University of Delaware. Tune into the podcast for interesting discussions about all things phonetics.
Maxwell will be inviting guests to give short explanations (2 to 5 minutes) of sounds, phonation, phonology, related topics. If you’d like to be a guest speaker, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass along that you’d be interested.