The Development of Statewide Policies and Procedures to Implement Telehealth for Part C Service Delivery


  • Beth Cole Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Early Intervention Program
  • Arlene Stredler-Brown University of Colorado
  • Becki Cohill University of St. Augustine
  • Kristina Blaiser Idaho State University
  • Diane Behl Utah State University
  • Sharon Ringwalt University of North Carolina



The use of telehealth has been discussed nationally as an option to address provider shortages for children, birth through two, enrolled in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Early Intervention (EI) programs. Telehealth is an evidence-based service delivery model which can be used to remove barriers in providing EI services to children and their families. In 2016, Colorado’s Part C Early Intervention (EI) program began allowing the use of telehealth as an option for providers to conduct sessions with children and their caregivers. This article outlines the process taken to develop the necessary requirements and supports for telehealth to be incorporated into EI current practice.



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How to Cite

Cole, B., Stredler-Brown, A., Cohill, B., Blaiser, K., Behl, D., & Ringwalt, S. (2016). The Development of Statewide Policies and Procedures to Implement Telehealth for Part C Service Delivery. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 8(2), 77–82.