The Feasibility of Virtual Home Visits to Provide Early Intervention: A Pilot Study
Infants and Young Children
Although videoconferencing has been used to deliver distance education, tutoring for children, and telemedicine observations, there is limited information on the efficacy of its use in delivering part C early intervention services. Four families receiving early intervention services in a rural program participated in a pilot study to test the feasibility of receiving intervention services over the Internet with a 2-way audio and video system. Satisfaction with this method of delivering services in a child's natural environment is reported from parents and early interventionists. Implications for early intervention programs are reported in savings in travel time and mileage costs.
Kelso, G., Fiechtl, B., Olsen, S., & Rule, S. (2009). The Feasibility of virtual home visits to provide early intervention: A Pilot study. Infants and Young Children, 22(4), 232-240.