Online therapy is a great option for families that are located in rural areas, for those who want easier access to speech therapy services or who want to maintain social distancing. It provides all the benefits of high quality in-person speech therapy without the need to leave your home. Online sessions have been found to promote increased carryover of new skills into everyday life since they are being learned in the home environment. Teletherapy also allows for more flexibility in scheduling, reduces travel time and facilitates caregiver/family involvement.
Will my child make progress with online therapy?
Teletherapy is an interactive video-conferencing model that provides online face-to-face therapy sessions in real time. Research has shown online therapy to be as effective as in-person therapy. Using specialized techniques adapted for teletherapy and an array of fun and engaging materials, each session is planned to support learning. Sessions are individualized and focused on helping your child achieve their goals in a fun, relaxed environment.
How will we connect for our sessions?
Teletherapy sessions are held using a secure video-conferencing platform that allows the therapist and client to interact with each other in real time. Sessions can be accessed from a phone, computer or tablet. All you need is a reliable internet connection and a quiet space without distractions and you'll have access to high-quality therapy from the comfort of your own home.
Unsure if online therapy is right for you? Contact us for a complimentary initial consultation. This will give you a chance to test out the technology and ask any questions you may have about the process.
What if I'm concerned about online therapy adding to the screen time my child is already getting?
Teletherapy with your therapist will involve parent coaching and individualized games and activities that target your child's goals. Online services are different from passive screen time such as watching TV or playing a repetitive video game. Online therapy sessions are designed to support learning and creativity with interactive and socially engaging activities. This kind of active screen time involves cognitive engagement which promotes learning and child development.