What Are The Benefits Of Teletherapy?
Teletherapy at the CCHAT Center is essentially a type of distance learning service where we can teach students and parents over the internet using laptops, tablets, or smartphones - reducing the need for in-person sessions.
It makes it easier for families to get in contact with their child’s speech therapist and helps children stay up-to-date with everything they’re learning, ultimately aiding their speech and language development.
In our last blog, we went through all the details of teletherapy including what it is, why it’s important, and how the team at the CCHAT Center are using teletherapy to help our students through these difficult times. If you haven’t read that blog yet, you can read it here.
In this blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of teletherapy and how you can get the most out of your child’s teletherapy sessions.
What are the benefits of teletherapy?
The teletherapy we offer at the CCHAT Center is an innovative program available in both English and Spanish.
Both you and your child will get a direct consultation with experienced professionals. This includes:
- Speech-language pathologists
- Deaf educators
Your child’s teletherapy sessions will be customized around your family home to involve things that they’re already used to seeing and experiencing.
These programs are focused on the development of listening and spoken language skills. It’s also centered around being able to customize parent lesson plans so you can use items in your home to help your child learn in daily life.
As teletherapy is done at home, you won’t have to worry about travel time or related expenses to receive therapy services. You also won’t have to worry about missing appointments because of illness, as they can easily be rescheduled to another date or time.
You’ll also be able to see how your child progresses over time within the program and can collaborate with the professionals on your child’s team.
Complete privacy is ensured as we use secure HIPAA compliant technology and policies for online learning.
Why is teletherapy important for the future of learning?
Teletherapy is important for the future as it allows more children who are deaf and hard of hearing to receive the help they need to learn speech and language.
Because teletherapy is completed via the internet and with the use of tablets, smartphones, or laptops, professionals can spend their time with more children who need their help.
It also helps students who are ill keep up with their services. Usually, if a child gets the flu or a cold they won’t be able to attend their in-person session which can slow their learning progress.
Teletherapy also allows long-distance students to receive the help they need. Many parents might not have the ability to travel long distances daily or even weekly. With teletherapy, they don’t have to leave the house and attend from the comfort of home.
How to get the most out of teletherapy
When you and your child are using teletherapy, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your sessions, including:
- Take notes
By taking notes, you’ll be able to refer to them as needed. This will help you in continuing your child’s lessons outside of their teletherapy sessions.
- Make a plan of action
Making a plan of action maps out what tasks, lessons and activities you want to do with your child to help them improve their speech and language. This will help you stay more organized and your child will be able to learn more from you.
- Ask questions
If there is ever a point where you don’t understand something, feel free to ask questions. Your speech therapist or audiologist can answer your concerns and will be happy to help you and your child get the most out of each session. The more questions you ask, the more you’ll be able to help your child progress with their teletherapy speech therapy.
If you’d like to learn more about teletherapy and how it can help improve your child’s learning, contact the CCHAT Center today.