March 30, 2020
Ally Pediatric Therapy is aware of Governor Doug Ducey’s latest “Stay Home” executive order related to physical distancing recommendations for Arizona. As a provider of “Essential Services” under Governor Ducey’s executive order, released on March 23, 2020, Ally will continue to remain open and serve our clients.
Below we have outlined the steps we are taking as an organization to continue to serve our clients and prioritize the safety of our clients, staff, and community.
Our Move to In-Home & Telehealth for ABA Therapy:
On Tuesday, March 17, we temporarily moved most of our ABA Therapy to take place in the homes of our families. We made this decision in an effort to reduce the number of individuals each staff member and family comes into contact with. We continue to provide limited clinic-based speech-language therapy services with heightened safety measures.
Use of Telehealth Therapy:
We have also adapted to utilize telehealth technology when it is clinically effective and appropriate. This includes having our Board Certified Behavior Analysts provide remote supervision and parent training through a HIPAA-compliant telehealth tool. This allows our Board Certified Behavior Analysts to reduce the number of individuals they come into contact with, while still providing the necessary support to our staff, kiddos, and the families we serve.
We have put a number of proactive and preventative safety measures in place, including:
- Reducing the number of individuals our staff works with on a daily basis
- Implemented sanitization and handwashing protocols for staff and clients
- Requiring all staff and clients to cancel sessions if they are sick or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19
What Comes Next?
We will continue to monitor guidance provided by local, state, and federal agencies regarding when we will be able to resume typical operations. We will provide regular updates as this guidance develops.