Teletherapy: Online Speech and Occupational Therapy

 March 31, 2020

Have you recently heard the term “teletherapy” but don’t know what it means? Teletherapy is simply therapy provided through a live video call over the internet.

If you’re interested in online therapy and want to learn more about how it works, then we are here to answer all your questions.

After reading this post, you will know everything there is to know about teletherapy – from what it is to how effective it is to what you need to participate in it.

What Is Teletherapy?

In a nutshell, teletherapy is the online delivery of speech, occupational, and feeding therapy services via live video conferencing.

Teletherapy sessions are essentially the same as traditional therapy sessions with only one exception: instead of sitting in the same room, clients and therapists interact online.

If you have ever video called through Skype, FaceTime, or any other teleconference application, then you already know how teletherapy works.

Is It as Effective as In-Person Therapy?

Absolutely! Teletherapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy. Research suggests that it can effectively treat many speech and language disorders as effectively as in-person treatment.

In fact, online speech therapy is even more effective than traditional therapy for some children with anxiety or sensory issues because they’re more relaxed when communicating online from the comfort of their home.

What Is Needed to Participate in Teletherapy?

All you need to participate in teletherapy is a computer device and a stable internet connection so that your live video calls can run smoothly without any technical disruptions. We recommend downloading the Zoom app for your teletherapy session with Therapy Tree.

Why Should I Have My Child Do Teletherapy With Therapy Tree?

Children that stop participating in therapy are at higher risk to regress in their progress toward their goals. This results in needing more therapy in the long run and your child missing out on meeting their developmental milestones. Teletherapy help children avoid regression.

At Therapy Tree, our team of expert speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists love to work with children and are well versed in providing effective teletherapy services.

With our years of experience, we have a robust list of fun and engaging activities that are perfect for capturing the attention of children and then directing it towards activities that produce successful and motivating experiences.

As a result, not only do children make amazing progress in their skills but they also develop a love for learning and growing. A major boost in your child’s self-esteem is just one of the many benefits our team offers.

With our teletherapy appointments, we are now bringing the same proven services and motivating experiences straight to your home in a digital package.

Therapy has never been this convenient and accessible. Book an appointment for your child today and let’s make the Therapy Tree magic happen online!

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