Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have all learned to navigate new and different formats for our everyday tasks. We have all improved our computer skills as everything has moved to the virtual space. You may be wondering, would my child actually benefit from teletherapy? The answer is yes! Here are 5 Benefits of Virtual Speech Therapy:
1. No commute for you or the therapist
Virtual therapy fits a busy family’s schedule allowing parents to make dinner or help other children with homework during a therapy session. It also keeps you from being late or stuck in traffic. With the click of a button, your child is connected. You don’t have to live near our offices to work with us. Our therapists are licensed in many states!
2. Can be done anywhere
Therapy can be conducted before school, after school, and during the school day at private schools. It can even be done when your child is being watched by a sitter or grandparents.
3. No masks
Now bear with us because this one is especially important for our kind of therapy. When your child comes in to receive assistance for speech, it’s crucial that the therapist can see the child’s mouth to identify how they are forming speech sounds and their words. In turn, the student must be able to see the therapist’s mouth to receive appropriate instruction. Because of COVID-19 and mask mandates it can be difficult to provide beneficial in-person instruction while wearing a mask.
4. Parent observation
Parents are able to listen and see their child’s therapy session in real-time. This allows for greater carry-over at home and for the parent to have a true understanding of their child’s strengths and weaknesses. At home practice becomes much easier!
5. One on One
Teletherapy allows the student to receive undivided attention and therapy is always tailored to the child’s needs. Virtual therapy is far more engaging than online school as the therapist is able to work one on one with the student.
What our clients are saying:
Don’t just take our word for it! Listen to what our clients have to say:
“I first learned of the Reading and Language Learning Center (RLLC) when my kindergartner was diagnosed with dyslexia. We readily began virtual therapy at the start of the pandemic. Within months of daily instruction, I could see my son’s new literacy skills and increased confidence. Later, my 9th and 7th graders also received Orton-Gillingham instruction via RLLC virtual therapy. As late-diagnosed dyslexia learners, they have benefited from learning reading rules. I am thankful for the upbeat and skilled speech language pathologists. I am confident that my children now have an improved reading and educational trajectory.”
If your child is struggling in school and you think there may be an underlying cause, book a chat with us! We can get you in for an evaluation and start developing a treatment plan!