As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX-Before COVID-19, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank spent his days traversing the Navajo Nation, stopping at homes, libraries and schools to provide speech therapy and reading support for children with developmental disabilities.

Now he sits at a computer in Waterflow, New Mexico, grappling with how to keep helping kids whose families may have no internet or laptops or iPhones-or, if they do, are coping with far more than a telehealth appointment that may or may not go off as planned.

"Back when we were seeing people face to face, it was a matter of, 'I'll be at your house or you'll be at this pl...