Teletherapy is any therapy conducted using Information and communication technologies (I.C.T.). The therapy sessions may be done in real-time (e.g., through video-conferencing or other live virtual interactions using applications – Apps) or be prerecorded, stored/saved, and forwarded by a therapist to their patient (e.g., through videos, photos, or even electronic mail).
Teletherapy can be used for online consultation, evaluation, intervention, monitoring, and supervision of patients.
Teletherapy sessions should always be done as permitted by jurisdictional, institutional, and professional regulations and policies governing occupational therapy practice. In addition, the therapy services provided via Teletherapy should meet the same standards of care as services delivered in person.