OT Corner: Coronavirus Forcing Occupational Therapy To Go Virtual
[Source: The Baltimore Sun]
Health care institutions across the country have turned to telehealth technologies to continue providing care during the coronavirus pandemic, and one Carroll County infant has seen some benefit from that remote treatment, her mother says.
Crystal Dorsey, a New Windsor resident, has a 10-month-old daughter, Natalie, who suffered two strokes while Crystal was pregnant. Natalie was born with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy and has struggled to use the left side of her body and complete movement with her left arm.
Natalie started receiving occupational therapy via telehealth from the Specialized Transition Program at the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute when she was 8 months old to help improve her strength. She was first treated in the institute’s neuro-developmental clinic, similar to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for medical needs, prior to transferring to the STP.
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