What is Teletherapy or Online Therapy?
Teletherapy or online therapy for Speech-Language services are services provided through a secure video platform with a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Instead of going to an in-person appointment, the appointment takes place online from the convenience of your own home.
What is the benefit of Teletherapy?
There are many benefits to teletherapy. Therapy sessions take place in a convenient location without having to travel to the appointment. Teletherapy allows for therapy to be provided in the child’s natural environment. In addition, parent/caregiver coaching is provided during sessions to support carryover of skills practiced during the session. Research suggests that teletherapy services for Speech-Language can be just as effective as traditional in-person therapy.
Will teletherapy work for my child with a limited attention span?
We provide a variety of fun and engaging activities throughout the session. In addition, we like to encourage the family to use physical materials in their own home in order to demonstrate how Speech-Language skills can be used in their natural environment.
What technology do I need for teletherapy sessions?
All you need is a laptop or tablet with a webcam and high-speed internet. Sessions on a phone are not recommended except in special circumstances. Good lighting and a quiet setting is highly encouraged. Parent/Caregiver participation is also recommended.
Do you use a secure video platform?
Yes. Teletherapy sessions are conducted through a secure and HIPAA-Compliant video platform.