Telehealth Delivery Successful for Movement Interventions in Children with Autism

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when some medical care shifted to a telehealth delivery model, Sudha Srinivasan, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, was just beginning a new multi-site study assessing the effects of movement-based interventions in children with autism.

The move to telehealth provided Srinivasan with an unexpected opportunity to study how telehealth delivery compared to traditional face-to-face care.

Srinivasan and collaborators made modifications to their ongoing clinical trial protocol by adopting a virtual telehealth format in the early part of the pandemic. As the pandemic progressed, they provided families access to both virtual and face-to-face options for participation. This pivot allowed them to compare outcomes of based on delivery of movement-based interventions in children with autism.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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