The world-wide pandemic of COVID-19 has resulted in changes to our behaviours, routines, and way of life. For many of us, our freedom to seek services like speech therapy has been put on hold.
Or has it?
In-person speech therapy may be on hold for now, but the continued advances in technology and connectivity have resulted in opportunities for teletherapy. Teletherapy sessions offer audio and visual experiences which mirror in-person sessions.
Teletherapy is fun!
There are a multitude of apps and online games which our therapists use in teletherapy to keep children motivated, engaged and achieving their goals! Teletherapy sessions offer the ability to view the child, the therapist and the interactional game all at the same time. The sessions are fast paced with activities designed to meet the child’s goals and offer immediate rewards for achievements.
Teletherapy is easy!
You do not need to be “techy” to benefit from teletherapy. To get started, our therapist sends you a link via email, and it is as simple as one click to start your therapy session. You have the option of using an ipad, laptop, or desktop computer.
Our therapists are knowledgeable and skilled at using teletherapy to achieve gains in the following children’s service areas:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Early Language
- School-age Language
- Reading and Writing Development
- Stuttering/Dysfluency for preschoolers (Lidcombe) and school age children
Teletherapy for adults
Our therapists are also experienced and proficient at using teletherapy to achieve gains in the following adult service areas:
- Voice therapy
- Fluency therapy
- Aphasia/stroke rehab
- Adult articulation
Teletherapy is covered
Insurance companies recognize the effectiveness of teletherapy and therefore, benefit plans include coverage for teletherapy sessions.
See our therapists in action
Apraxia of Speech
In this video, Leanne is targeting final consonants with Brady.
Literacy and reading
Brianna is targeting the literacy of segmenting and spelling consonant blends.
Lidcombe fluency for stuttering
Elena is targeting smooth speech.
Humma is targeting ‘r’ productions.
Cassandra is targeting /s/ productions.
Gracie the dog
Gracie talks about teletherapy.
Note: As speech-language pathologists fall under the allied health professionals, we are unable to post testimonials publicly. However, if you wish to hear from parents who have voluntarily provided written and verbal feedback on the effectiveness of our teletherapy services, please contact Conni at Speech Pathways: 905-302-0264.