The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has made rapid adjustments to the way they provide services to the community. The CEHS COVID-19 resource page includes student resources and also remote work resources specific to the college.
The Sorenson Center now has all services available via telehealth, although a few clients still receive in-person services with strict safety and health protocols in place. The center is committed to remaining open for essential services (such as repairing or replacing hearing aids). They have largely transitioned to telehealth, while remaining flexible in order to address client needs in person when necessary.
- Behavior Support Services
- Speech and Language
- Housing & Financial Counseling
- Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Services
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Marriage and Family Therapy division is providing seamless services, mainly through the use of telehealth, to families and individuals across the region. This is particularly important as large scale stressors can increase divorce, spouse and child abuse, and suicide rates.
Audiology and Speech-Language
The Audiology and speech-language divisions, as well as the Sound Beginnings program, are facilitating remote service delivery. These innovative efforts are helping clients and their families, including children who are deaf or hard of hearing, to continue to receive services.
The Up to 3 Early Intervention Program, which promotes the development of children under the age of 3 who have any type of disability or developmental delay, has transitioned all early intervention services to virtual visits, and the Developmental Skills Laboratory has moved from on-site to in-home services for their clients.
The Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program has created many interactive activities for parents and children to complete together online, including new videos of “circle time” lessons. Case managers meet with families via teleconference multiple times per week to support them as they work through behavioral challenges caused by recent disruptions to routine.
Edith Bowen Laboratory School
Aggies Elevated, which offers a two-year certificate for young adults with intellectual disabilities, has both mentors and students who are now proficient at using Zoom, as they share screens to help with homework via remote desktop technology.
Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative
The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative has produced a recent podcast episode which debunks myths about COVID-19.
The GEAR UP program is continuing essential services through online tutoring, virtual field trips, and individual calls to cohort students. They have also assembled a list of free educational resources to help students learn from home.
WebAIM has made registration free for its Online Document Accessibility Course for all faculty and staff through June 2020, so educators and employees can share accessible digital resources with students and each other.