The Telehealth OT Podcast

The Telehealth OT Podcast

Hosted by: Dr. Reina M. Olivera, DrOT, OTR/L

A podcast where occupational therapists, parents, caregivers, and patients share their telehealth stories.Find out more information about telehealth at


Patient: Listen to the Voices of the Children - 009

Season #1 Episode #9

This week I'm bringing to you my youngest guests! The last name may sound familiar, because these are Cathie Bigman's children. She was the guest during one of the first episodes.Β On this episode, you will get a...
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OT: Telehealth Policy at the State Level - 008

Season #1 Episode #8

Our guest this week, Aileen Deogracias, shares her experience with advocacy for telehealth at the state level and gives us great advice on how to make a change. Aileen demeanor is so kind and joyful. It was truly a...
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OT: School-based Telehealth OT in the Middle of a Pandemic - 007

Season #1 Episode #7

When I saw that Devon was answering all the tough telehealth questions for her school-based OT audience, I knew that I had to have her on the podcast to share her story. Learn about the strategies that worked for her...
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OT: School-based Telehealth OT Pre-COVID and During COVID - 006

Season #1 Episode #6

Melanie Batista shares her great insight into school-based telehealth OT. We also discuss different strategies for different age ranges including early intervention. Melanie shares information about her new...
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Parent: Transitioning From In-person to Telehealth - 005

Season #1 Episode #5

Gina Thomas joins us this week to share her story about how her daughter with autism transitioned form in-person occupational therapy to telehealth. She gives a lot of great advice to OTs providing telehealth and we...
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Parent: Soft skills are these skills...It's functional! - 004

Season #1 Episode #4

Lauren Minichello is a mom who I connected with on social media. She homeschools her child with autism and focuses on functional skills. We talk about screen time, how to get services for your special needs child, and...
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Parent: Diagnosed With Autism Via Telehealth - 003

Season #1 Episode #3

There is so much emotion in this episode with Kate Casey and the clinical psychologists who diagnosed her child with autism via telehealth. Tune in to hear the story of why the doctors started using telehealth and how...
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OT/Parent: Mom brain vs OT brain - 002

Season #1 Episode #2

This week Cathie Bigman shares her story from two perspectives. She's a mom of a child who receives occupational therapy services via telehealth and she's a telepractitioner herself. Listen to how Cathie separates her...
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OT: Working for multiple telehealth companies - 001

Season #1 Episode #1

For the first official episode of The Telehealth OT Podcast, Linda Alchami will be sharing her story about working for multiple telehealth companies. We discuss everything from getting multiple state licenses to...
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Introduction to The Telehealth OT Podcast

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